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While law enforcement responses to human trafficking are the clear focus globally, they are entirely supply side. Supply-side measures can deter, displace, and disrupt specific operations, but do not impact either the size of the nature or the illicit markets for labor. They also fail to counter the perpetual upward spiral of demand that drives the trafficking of people. This overwhelming supply-side focus has meant legal responses on the demand side of the equation are seriously lacking. This webinar is designed to provoke ideas about how the law is used to drive demand-side responses, reducing the driving force for all forms of human trafficking.
1. Opening Remarks by Professor Michel Veuthey, Ambassador of the Sovereign Order of Malta to monitor and combat trafficking in persons
2. Berta Fernández-Alfaro, Chief of Mission, Coordination Office for Switzerland and Liechtenstein, IOM — UN Migration
3. Brian Iselin, Founder of Geneva-based Slave Free Trade, a nonprofit working on leveraging the might of the blockchain to rid the world of slave labor, specialist and promoter of demand-side responses, reducing the driving force for all forms of human trafficking. Former Australian soldier and federal agent, 30 years of experience in the fight against human trafficking at the international level.
4. Judge Marc Steiner, from 2007 Judge at the Swiss Federal Administrative Court, His research focuses on the legal implications of the inclusion of environmental and social policies in public procurement practices
5. John Anthony McCarthy, Chair of the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney Anti-Slavery Taskforce Executive Team, Australian Ambassador to the Holy See from 2012 to 2016, QC, Queens Counsel at the NSW Bar and a barrister in Sydney
You can also access the video of this webinar available with translations in French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian and Chinese on the adlaudatosi website: www.adlaudatosi.org
The webinars are organized by the Ambassador of the Sovereign Order of Malta to monitor and combat trafficking in persons with the Collège Universitaire Henry-Dunant, in cooperation with Sister Mirjam Beike, RGS, Representative at the UN in Geneva for the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd.
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