INTERNATIONAL WEBINARS ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING 

IN THE LIGHT OF THE 5TH ANNIVERSARY OF “LAUDATO SI” 

AND OF “FRATELLI TUTTI” ENCYCLICALS

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At the occasion of the EUROPEAN DAY AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING (18 October 2020)

20 OCTOBER 2020 — THE ROLE OF RELIGIOUS ORDERS IN FIGHTING HUMAN TRAFFICKING — Video

 

27 OCTOBER 2020 — RELIGIOUS WORKING IN INTERNATIONAL ADVOCACY AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING — Video

 

01 DECEMBER 2020 — HEALTH IMPACT OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING: TRAUMA

 

08 DECEMBER 2020 — HEALTH IMPACT OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING: HEALING

 

At the occasion of the 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PALERMO PROTOCOL (15 November 2020)

16 FEBRUARY 2021 — WHERE ARE WE NOW? — INTERNATIONAL PROSECUTION OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING

 

23 FEBRUARY 2021 — WHAT CAN BE DONE? — INTERNATIONAL PROSECUTION OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING

 

2 MARCH 2021 — BEST PRACTICES? — INTERNATIONAL PROSECUTION OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING

 

 

13 APRIL 2021 — DEMAND AS ROOT CAUSE FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING — SEX TRAFFICKING & PROSTITUTION

 

20 APRIL 2021 — DEMAND AS ROOT CAUSE FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING — FORCED LABOR — THE IMPORTANCE OF SUPPLY CHAIN CONTROL AND THE ROLE OF CONSUMER

 

 

5 MAY 2021 — ROOT CAUSES FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING — THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY

 

11 MAI 2021 — ASPECTS JURIDIQUES DE LA TRAITE DES ÊTRES HUMAINS

 

18 MAI 2021 — ASSISTANCE HUMANITAIRE ET SOCIALE DES VICTIMES DE LA TRAITE DES ÊTRES HUMAINS

 

 

22 JUNE 2021 — MODERN SLAVERY AND DECENT WORK

 

12 OCTOBER 2021 — LEGAL APPROACHES TO REDUCING THE DEMAND BEHIND HUMAN TRAFFICKING 

This event takes place within the framework of the Weeks of Action against Human Trafficking. More information on www.18oktober.ch

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.

16 NOVEMBER 2021 — MIGRATION AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING 

Assessment of the present situation and proposals of experts

 

8 DECEMBER 2021 — RELIGION AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING 

Religions take an important role in denouncing modern slavery, in protecting, rescuing and rehabilitating victims of human trafficking.: Religious Leaders  (“Joint Declaration of Religious Leaders Against Modern Slavery”, Rome, 2 December 2014) and religious congregations take a large part in the fight against modern slavery.

This webinar will present:

    • the “Pastoral Orientations on Human Trafficking” proposed by Pope Francis and The Migrants & Refugees Section of the Vatican after a consultation with church leaders, academics and practitioners and partner organizations working in this field 

    • the assessment of the present situation and proposals of representatives of Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths in order to promote action at the international, regional and national levels

 

8 FEBRUARY 2022 — SEXUAL SLAVERY — TESTIMONY AND DEFENDING VICTIMS — MIDDLE EASTERN AND NIGERIAN WOMEN ENSLAVED

For two years, Marie, a 38-year-old Iraqi woman, was a sex slave and servant of soldiers. Sold and resold, defiled, tortured, raped by monsters from Iraq to Syria, she changed masters more than twelve times. The “Whore of the Caliphate” is the heartbreaking story of a woman who wants to live. Who tries to escape, who fights, who resists and refuses to be broken. Marie died twice: when she was torn away from her family and when she returned to them. Today, she wants to forget, to rebuild this bruised body. After the horror, hope. Today, how to defend victims?

 

8 MARCH 2022 — WOMEN AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING

On International Women’s Day 2022, this webinar brings together a panel of women who are making a strong commitment against human trafficking. They share their experiences in encouraging local communities and the international community to better defend victims of human trafficking. 

 

 

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Speakers

Watch  good practices leaders for victims of human trafficking

The Ad Laudato Si Forum  brings together international ethical’s top academics, politicians, business, youth, and civil society leaders to engage in addressing the most pressing issues linked to the future of our common world.

 

Pro­fes­sor Michel Veuthey

Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to mon­i­tor and com­bat human trafficking.

San­dra Norak

Sur­vivor of the “Lover Boy” Method to Traf­fick Women into Pros­ti­tu­tion. Norak ist Mit­glied von Sis­ters e.V.

Bri­an Iselin

for­mer Aus­tralian sol­dier and fed­er­al agent, Founder of Gene­va-based Slave Free Trade, a non­prof­it work­ing on lever­ag­ing the might of the blockchain to rid the world of slave labor.

Inge Bell

Ger­man human rights activist, entre­pre­neur and sec­ond chair­per­son of the women’s rights orga­ni­za­tion Terre des Femmes and the Bavar­i­an branch of the aid orga­ni­za­tion Solwodi.

Sr. Lea Ackermann

Founder of SOLWODI, an inter­na­tion­al asso­ci­a­tion that helps women in emer­gency situations.

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.

Cristi­na Duranti

Direc­tor of GSIF Good Shep­herd Inter­na­tion­al Foun­da­tion which won the Thom­son Reuters Foun­da­tion Stop Slav­ery Award for their work fight­ing the exploita­tion of chil­dren forced to work in mines in DR Congo.

Don For­tu­na­to Di Noto

Catholic Sicil­ian priest (Avola – 1963), Pres­i­dent of Meter Asso­ci­a­tion. In the dark and insid­i­ous part of the web he is engaged in the fight against the crime of pedophil­ia and child pornog­ra­phy. Mem­ber of the tech­ni­cal table of the Nation­al Obser­va­to­ry against pedophil­ia and online child pornog­ra­phy of the Ital­ian Pres­i­den­cy of the Coun­cil of Min­is­ters. Mem­ber of the inter-insti­tu­tion­al tech­ni­cal Group for the Fight against Pedophil­ia and Child Pornog­ra­phy of the Sici­ly Region. Mem­ber of the Sci­en­tif­ic Com­mit­tee of the Ital­ian Postal and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Police. 

Shawn Kohl

Direc­tor for Cen­tral and East­ern Europe for Inter­na­tion­al Jus­tice Mis­sion, a human rights agency that secures jus­tice for vic­tims of slav­ery, sex­u­al exploita­tion and oth­er forms of vio­lent oppres­sion. IJM lawyers, inves­ti­ga­tors and after­care pro­fes­sion­als work with local gov­ern­ments to ensure vic­tim res­cue, to pros­e­cute per­pe­tra­tors and to strength­en the com­mu­ni­ty and civic fac­tors that pro­mote func­tion­ing pub­lic jus­tice systems.

Sr. Mir­jam Beike

Rep­re­sen­ta­tive at the UN in Gene­va for the Sis­ters of Our Lady of Char­i­ty of the Good Shep­herd. She worked 30 years with sur­vivors of traf­fick­ing in Ger­many and Alba­nia. She is a workig board mem­ber of RENATE and of the Alliance of NGOs on Crime Pre­ven­tion and Crim­i­nal Justice.

Mgr. Robert Vitillo

Sec­re­tary-Gen­er­al of the ICMC (Inter­na­tion­al Catholic Migra­tion Commission).

Msgr. Marce­lo Sánchez Sorondo

Argen­tine Catholic bish­op, Chan­cel­lor of the Pon­tif­i­cal Acad­e­my of Sci­ences and the Pon­tif­i­cal Acad­e­my of Social Sciences.

Sr. Imel­da Poole

Pres­i­dent of RENATE Net­work, Reli­gious in Europe Net­work­ing Against Traf­fick­ing and Exploita­tion. Sr. Imel­da Poole IBVM (Lore­to) is a mem­ber of the Eng­lish Province, who has been on mis­sion in Alba­nia for the last eleven years. Reli­gious in Europe Net­work­ing Against Traf­fick­ing and Exploita­tion (RENATE) is a Euro­pean net­work of reli­gious and co-work­ers who work in all fields against traf­fick­ing in 31 coun­tries of Europe. 

Sr. Patri­cia Ebegbulem

Respon­si­ble of a Shel­ter for Returned Vic­tims of Traf­fick­ing, the Bakhi­ta House in Lagos (Nige­ria). Pope Bene­dict XVI hon­oured Patri­cia Ebeg­bulem SSL in 2012 with the high­est Papal hon­our for Con­se­crat­ed per­sons, the Pro Eccle­sia et Pon­tif­ice medal.

Iri­na Kaja

Coor­di­na­tor / Psy­chol­o­gist at MWL Advice & Ser­vice Cen­ter of Tirana ASC (Alba­nia).

Mar­i­ana Meshi

Exec­u­tive direc­tor of the orga­ni­za­tion Dif­fer­ent & Equal, that pro­vides sus­tain­able and com­pre­hen­sive ser­vices for the rein­te­gra­tion of vic­tims of traf­fick­ing. 20 years of expe­ri­ence in address­ing issues of traf­fick­ing and exploita­tion and Ht train­er in Alba­nia. Main con­tri­bu­tion to sev­er­al ini­tia­tives in Alba­nia in the field of anti-traf­fick­ing such as, aware­ness activ­i­ties, train­ing, pol­i­cy­mak­ing, research, and stan­dards of care for vic­tims of trafficking.

Sr. Winifred Doherty

Rep­re­sen­ta­tive at the UN in NY for the Sis­ters of Our Lady of Char­i­ty of the Good Shep­herd. Sis­ter Winifred Doher­ty spent 16 years in Ethiopia, empow­er­ing girls and women through edu­ca­tion, eco­nom­ic activ­i­ties and com­mu­ni­ty devel­op­ment pro­grams, pro­vid­ing alter­na­tives to pros­ti­tu­tion and less­en­ing vul­ner­a­bil­i­ty to being trafficked.

Dr. Elis­a­beth Saenz, M.D.

UNODC, Project coor­di­na­tor, Liai­son Offi­cer WHO Geneva.

Bri­an Bond

Direc­tor of Edmund Rice Inter­na­tion­al, com­mit­ted to work­ing for chil­dren and young peo­ple who are mar­gin­alised because of pover­ty, lack of access to edu­ca­tion, legal sta­tus, envi­ron­men­tal degra­da­tion, or involve­ment in armed conflict.

Luke de Pulford

Direc­tor and Co-Founder ARISE Foun­da­tion, NGO pre­vent­ing slav­ery in source com­mu­ni­ties by devel­op­ing and sup­port­ing front­line groups and net­works. Much of his pro­fes­sion­al life has focussed on the UK Par­lia­ment, where he is well known for his work in defence of human dignity.

Father Mark Odion

African Project Coor­di­na­tor of the Catholic Bish­ops’ Con­fer­ence of Eng­land and Wales and Mem­ber of the UK San­ta Mar­ta Group. He will speak about his aware­ness cam­paign in the UK.

Sr. Maria Luisa Puglisi

Respon­si­ble of a Shel­ter for vic­tims of human traf­fick­ing in Valen­cia (Spain). She is the rep­re­sen­ta­tive in Europe of the Tal­itha Kum Foun­da­tion and a Mem­ber of the RENATE core group.

Ornela Hinaj

Psy­chol­o­gist at “Dif­fer­ent and Equal”, Art Ther­a­py Treat­ment tech­nique, coun­sel­ing and treat­ment of trauma/postrauma , of sex­u­al abuse, domes­tic vio­lence, inpris­on­ers and treat­ment for drogs addic­tions. Grad­u­at­ed for Clin­ic Psychology.

Nico­las Le Coz

Lieu­tenant-Colonel of the Nation­al Gen­darmerie and sec­ond-in-com­mand of the Cen­tral Office for the Fight against Crimes against Human­i­ty and Hate Crimes (OCLCH). Expert of the Coun­cil of Europe for the Project of Sup­port to Inde­pen­dent Bod­ies in Tunisia” (PAII‑T) and the Pro­gram “Ensur­ing the Sus­tain­abil­i­ty of Demo­c­ra­t­ic Gov­er­nance and Human Rights in the South­ern Mediter­ranean” (South III Pro­gram), Nico­las Le Coz was a mem­ber (2008–2016) and pres­i­dent (2011–2016) of the Group of Experts of the Coun­cil of Europe on the fight against traf­fick­ing in human beings (GRETA).

Geneviève Colas

Coor­di­na­tor of the Col­lec­tive “Togeth­er against human traf­fick­ing”, gath­er­ing 28 asso­ci­a­tions for Sec­ours Catholique-Car­i­tas France.
Mem­ber of the CNCDH, Nation­al Con­sul­ta­tive Com­mis­sion on Human Rights (France). Ad hoc admin­is­tra­tor at the juve­nile court of Nan­terre in France (to defend the inter­ests of minor victims).
Mem­ber of the coor­di­na­tion group of the glob­al net­work Coat­net (Chris­tians against human traf­fick­ing). Mem­ber of the Civ­il Soci­ety Plat­form cre­at­ed by the Euro­pean Commission.

Cécile Riou-Batista

Deputy Sec­re­tary Gen­er­al of the Nation­al Con­sul­ta­tive Com­mis­sion on Human Rights (CNCDH). A grad­u­ate of Sci­ences Po, Cécile Riou-Batista spe­cial­ized in polit­i­cal soci­ol­o­gy and began her career as a research assis­tant at Cevipof. She joined the CNCDH in 2006, first as a project man­ag­er for “racism and dis­crim­i­na­tion”, and then as a project man­ag­er for the AFCNDH and the IFDL (for­mer­ly CEDRA). She then became advi­sor on “social issues, ethics and human rights edu­ca­tion” and coor­di­na­tor of the “fight against human traf­fick­ing”. She has been Deputy Sec­re­tary Gen­er­al of the CNCDH since Octo­ber 2016.

Andrea March­esani

Spe­cial Advis­er of the Order of Mal­ta, Mem­ber of the Migrants & Refugees Sec­tion and Inte­gral Human Devel­op­ment Dicas­t­ery of the Holy See.

Dr. Gabriele Spina

psy­chol­o­gist, project man­ag­er for the Con­sor­tium Il Nodo in Cata­nia Italy, in charge of youth pro­tec­tion and migrants.

Prof. Marc Chesney

Head of Depart­ment of Bank­ing and Finance and the Cen­ter of Com­pe­tence in Sus­tain­able Finance of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Zürich (Switzer­land), after hav­ing been asso­ciate dean of HEC Paris, author of “The Per­ma­nent Cri­sis: The Finan­cial Oli­garchy and the Fail­ure of Democ­ra­cy”, for many years he has been devel­op­ing a crit­i­cal analy­sis of the finan­cial sec­tor and its con­se­quences on the real econ­o­my and on the hostage-tak­ing of democracies.

Ambas­sador Elis­a­beth Tichy

Chair of the Unit­ed Nations Human Rights Coun­cil since Decem­ber 2019, Per­ma­nent Rep­re­sen­ta­tive of Aus­tria to the Unit­ed Nations Office at Gene­va since Decem­ber 2017, for­mer Direc­tor Gen­er­al for Legal and Con­sular Affairs at the Fed­er­al Min­istry for Europe, Inte­gra­tion and For­eign Affairs. Ambas­sador Tichy-Fisslberg­er has been the first Aus­tri­an Nation­al Coor­di­na­tor on Com­bat­ting Human Traf­fick­ing as well as Pres­i­dent of the Aus­tri­an Task Force on Com­bat­ting Human Traf­fick­ing since 2009.

Peter Williams

Prin­ci­pal Advi­sor on Mod­ern Slav­ery for Inter­na­tion­al Jus­tice Mis­sion (IJM), lead­ing IJM’s cen­ter of excel­lence in address­ing slav­ery and devel­op­ing glob­al­ly applic­a­ble best prac­tices from IJM’s exten­sive pro­gram­mat­ic expe­ri­ence world­wide. Peter has ten years’ counter-slav­ery expe­ri­ence with IJM in the field, hav­ing led two IJM field offices in com­bat­ting mod­ern slav­ery. Peter has a Ba/LLB(Hons) from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Auck­land, New Zealand and began his career as a Crown Pros­e­cu­tor in Auckland.

Pro­fes­sor Faus­to Pocar

Hon­orary Pres­i­dent, Inter­na­tion­al Insti­tute of Human­i­tar­i­an Law, Pro­fes­sor of Inter­na­tion­al Law at the Law Fac­ul­ty of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Milan. Judge of the Inter­na­tion­al Crim­i­nal Tri­bunal for the for­mer Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague, Pres­i­dent of the Tri­bunal from 2005 to 2008. Judge of the Appeals Cham­ber of the Inter­na­tion­al Crim­i­nal Tri­bunal for Rwan­da (ICTR). In 2017, Pocar was appoint­ed Judge ad hoc of the Inter­na­tion­al Court of Jus­tice (ICJ) in the case between Ukraine and the Russ­ian Federation.

Mor­gane Nicot

UNODC Crim­i­nal Jus­tice Offi­cer, Team Leader, Knowl­edge Devel­op­ment / Human Traf­fick­ing & Migrant Smuggling.

Jen­nifer Richardson

Direc­tor of the Provin­cial Anti-Human Traf­fick­ing Coor­di­na­tion Office housed in the Ontario Min­istry of Com­mu­ni­ty and Social Ser­vices (MCSS, estab­lished to over­see and coor­di­nate the imple­men­ta­tion of Ontario’s Strat­e­gy to End Human Traf­fick­ing across gov­ern­ment) — for­mer HT victim.

Theo Hen­drickx

Man­na Foun­da­tion offers psy­choso­cial, pas­toral ther­a­peu­tic assis­tance and advice on an out­pa­tient basis about Lover­boy and vio­lence prob­lems. For­mer policeman.

Ade­la­j­da Alikaj

back­ground in clin­i­cal psy­chol­o­gy, and has worked for 4 years direct­ly with vic­tims of traf­fick­ing in the Orga­ni­za­tion Dif­fer­ent & Equal. She has giv­en con­tri­bu­tion in dif­fer­ent roles in the orga­ni­za­tion, orga­niz­ing Art Ther­a­py Ses­sions, which is a form of psy­chother­a­py that uses art as its pri­ma­ry mode of expres­sion and communication.

Dr. Olivia Smith

Human Traf­fick­ing Spe­cial­ist, present­ly Project Lead, TIP Nation­al Action Plan (Traf­fick­ing In Per­sons Report), Bar­ba­dos, Amer­i­can Bar Asso­ci­a­tion Rule of Law Ini­tia­tive (ABA ROLI).

Olivi­er Peyroux

Soci­ol­o­gist and co-founder of Tra­jec­toires, an asso­ci­a­tion spe­cial­iz­ing in the treat­ment of migrant pop­u­la­tions liv­ing in slums and squats in France.

Claire Potaux Vesy

IOM-Berne’s Deputy Chief of Mis­sion, Coor­di­na­tion Office for Switzer­land and Liechtenstein,

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. He has deliv­ered an exper­tise on Green Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment in Switzer­land (2006) and issued a work­ing paper on how to inte­grate social aspects in pub­lic pro­cure­ment process­es (2009, 4th ver­sion 2017). He is one of four co-authors of the stan­dard ref­er­ence work on the prac­tice of pub­lic pro­cure­ment in Switzer­land (“Prax­is des öffentlichen Beschaf­fungsrechts”, 3rd edi­tion 2013).

Kel­ly RYAN

For­mer Coor­di­na­tor of the inter­gov­ern­men­tal con­sul­ta­tions on migra­tion, asy­lum and refugees (CIG). Vice-Pres­i­dent of Hen­ry Dunant Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege (CUHD).

Stéphane JAQUEMET

ICMC Direc­tor of Pol­i­cy, Head Civ­il Soci­ety Coor­di­nat­ing Office, Glob­al Forum on Migra­tion & Devel­op­ment (GFMD). — Assess­ing the sit­u­a­tion and mak­ing pro­pos­als from the point of view of Civ­il Society.

Father Mussie ZERAI

Roman Catholic priest known for his work with migrants cross­ing the Mediter­ranean Sea from North Africa to Europe dur­ing the Euro­pean migrant crisis.

Andria Ken­ney

Counter Traf­fick­ing in Emer­gen­cies Spe­cial­ist — Migrant Pro­tec­tion and Assis­tance Divi­sion Inter­na­tion­al Orga­ni­za­tion for Migration.

H.E. Car­di­nal Dieudon­né NZAPALAINGA 

Car­di­nal since 2016, Pres­i­dent of the Epis­co­pal Con­fer­ence of Bish­ops of the Cen­tral African Repub­lic, Co-founder of the Inter-reli­gious Peace Plat­form of the Cen­tral African Repub­lic, which he found­ed with the Imam and the Pas­tor of Ban­gui, bear­ing wit­ness and tak­ing action to avoid instru­men­tal­iza­tion of reli­gion by war­lords and to pro­mote rec­on­cil­i­a­tion in the Cen­tral African Repub­lic (CAR).

Imam Abde­louaye OUASSELEGUE

cur­rent­ly Imam of the Pete­vo mosque in Ban­gui and coor­di­na­tor of Islam­ic Relief in Cen­tral African Repub­lic, is the vice pres­i­dent and spokesper­son of the Islam­ic Coun­cil in Cen­tral African Repub­lic and the new Islam­ic Rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the Inter-reli­gious Peace Plat­form of the Cen­tral African Repub­lic. Sec­re­tary Gen­er­al of the Mohammed VI Foun­da­tion of African Ule­mas, Abdoulaye is also advis­er to the Nation­al Exec­u­tive Board of the Com­mu­nauté Islamique Cen­trafricaine (CICA).

H. Em. Car­di­nal Sil­vano M. TOMASI, C.S.

Dicas­t­ery for Inte­gral Human Devel­op­ment. Per­ma­nent Observ­er Emer­i­tus in Geneva.

Dr. Reda BENKIRANE

Swiss soci­ol­o­gist from Moroc­co, con­sul­tant to inter­na­tion­al orga­ni­za­tions in Gene­va, spe­cial­ist in communication.

Rab­bi François GARAÏ

Pres­i­dent, Gene­va Spir­i­tu­al Appeal, cre­ator of the fran­coph­o­ne speak­ing Lib­er­al Com­mu­ni­ty: GIL (Jew­ish Lib­er­al Com­mu­ni­ty of Gene­va), writer.

Prof. Azza KARAM

Sec­re­tary Gen­er­al of Reli­gions for Peace – the largest mul­ti-reli­gious lead­er­ship plat­form with 92 nation­al and 6 region­al Inter­re­li­gious Coun­cils, Pro­fes­sor of Reli­gion and Devel­op­ment at the Vri­je Uni­ver­siteit in Ams­ter­dam (The Nether­lands), of which she is a cit­i­zen, ‚served in inter­gov­ern­men­tal, inter­na­tion­al and non-gov­ern­men­tal organ­i­sa­tions since the ear­ly 1990s, and has lec­tured in var­i­ous aca­d­e­m­ic insti­tu­tions in Europe, North Amer­i­ca and in the Arab region.

Sara Daniel

Jour­nal­ist for the Nou­v­el Obser­va­teur, great reporter and spe­cial­ist of the Mid­dle East. Author, with Benoît Kanabus, of La Putain du Cal­i­fat (pub­lished by Gras­set 2020).

Ben­jamin Greer

Emer­gency Man­age­ment Coor­di­na­tor / Instruc­tor, Office of the Gov­er­nor of Cal­i­for­nia, for­mer Spe­cial Deputy Attor­ney Gen­er­al Cal­i­for­nia. He devel­ops Anti-Traf­fick­ing Train­ings for Law Enforce­ment and Emer­gency Man­age­ment Per­son­nel for the Cal­i­for­nia Office of Emer­gency Ser­vices. Present research focus­ing on inter­na­tion­al ter­ror­ist orga­ni­za­tions and how they are tac­ti­cal­ly uti­liz­ing traf­fick­ing to sup­port their crim­i­nal enter­pris­es (Groups like Boko Haram, Islam­ic State and Al-Shabaab al have added traf­fick­ing as a finan­cial component).

Alain Wern­er

Swiss lawyer and human rights defend­er, spe­cial­izes in the defense of vic­tims of armed con­flict. He is the founder and Direc­tor of Civ­i­tas Max­i­ma, an inter­na­tion­al net­work of lawyers and inves­ti­ga­tors, based in Gene­va, which since 2012 rep­re­sents vic­tims of inter­na­tion­al crimes.

Benoît Kanabus

Vis­it­ing pro­fes­sor at the Cen­ter for Phi­los­o­phy of Law of the Catholic Uni­ver­si­ty of Lou­vain and a pro­fes­sor at the Catholic Uni­ver­si­ty of Erbil, a for­mer researcher of the Bel­gian Nation­al Fund for Sci­en­tif­ic Research (FNRS), a for­mer teacher of phi­los­o­phy and a vis­it­ing pro­fes­sor at sev­er­al uni­ver­si­ties. Author, with Sara Daniel, of La Putain du Cal­i­fat (ed. Gras­set 2020).

Organisers

 

 The Foun­da­tion Hen­ry Dunant Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege (CUHD), based in Gene­va (Switzer­land), in the hearts of the inter­na­tion­al com­mu­ni­ty, orga­nizes the plat­form “adlaudatosi” to pro­mote its webi­na­rs on the themes of inte­gral ecol­o­gy and the fight against human traf­fick­ing as well as  to con­tribute to the pro­mo­tion of a true cul­ture of human rights and human dig­ni­ty. A new hope is need­ed to give new impe­tus to our soci­eties in cri­sis: a cul­ture that pro­motes the dig­ni­ty and inte­gral devel­op­ment of the per­son must be taught to build a just world and a future for every human being. The theme of inte­gral ecol­o­gy is cen­tral to our think­ing. Pro­fes­sor Michel Veuthey is CUHD’s Pres­i­dent and the ini­tia­tor of the adlaudatosi project. The Hen­ry Dunant Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege Foun­da­tion is rec­og­nized as a pub­lic util­i­ty and is con­trolled by the Swiss Fed­er­al Super­vi­so­ry Author­i­ty for Foun­da­tions; its donors ben­e­fit from tax deductions.

With the collaboration of

INTERNATIONAL WEBINARS

ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING 


IN THE LIGHT OF THE 5TH ANNIVERSARY
OF “LAUDATO SI” 


AND OF THE NEW “FRATELLI TUTTI” ENCYCLICAL

20

Tuesday

20.10.2020

18:00 -

 

19:30

(CET)

WATCH OUR ON-DEMAND VIDEO

RELIGIOUS HELPING TRAFFICKING VICTIMS ALONG THE ROAD OF RECOVERY

OPENING REMARKS: Pro­fes­sor Michel Veuthey, Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Persons

INTRODUCTION ON “FRATELLI TUTTI” & HUMAN TRAFFICKING: Mgr. Robert Vit­il­lo, Sec­re­tary-Gen­er­al, ICMC

Speak­ers:

Sr. Mir­jam Beike, RGS, Moderator

Sr. Maria Luisa Puglisi, AASC, Work­ing with Vic­tims of Traf­fick­ing in a Shel­ter (Fun­dación Ama­ran­ta y Henar Calle­ja) in Valen­cia (Spain)

Sr. Patri­cia Ebeg­bulem, SSL, Work­ing with Returned Vic­tims of Traf­fick­ing in Lagos (Nige­ria)

Father Mark Ehi­chioya Odi­on, African Project Coor­di­na­tor, Catholic Bish­ops’ Con­fer­ence of Eng­land and Wales — Aware­ness Rais­ing Cam­paign in the Unit­ed Kingdom

27

Tuesday

27.10.2020

 

RELIGIOUS WORKING IN INTERNATIONAL ADVOCACY AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING

“Char­i­ty has to go togeth­er with act­ing for Jus­tice. Reli­gious will explain to us how they try to be the voice for oth­ers, who can not speak for them­selves. We will hear about net­work­ing, aware­ness rais­ing activ­i­ties, pre­ven­tion work, train­ing and advocacy.” 

OPENING REMARKS — OM HUMANITARIAN DIPLOMACY AGAINST HT: Pro­fes­sor Michel Veuthey, Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Persons

INTRODUCTION ON ADVOCACY AND ROOT CAUSES: Mgr. Robert Vit­il­lo, Sec­re­tary-Gen­er­al, ICMC

Speak­ers:

Sr. Mir­jam Beike, RGS, Moderator

Sr. Imel­da Poole, IBVM, Pres­i­dent of RENATE Net­work, OBE

Sr. Winifred Doher­ty, NGO Main Rep­re­sen­ta­tive at the UN in NY, Good Shep­herd Sisters

Bri­an Bond, Direc­tor of Edmund Rice Inter­na­tion­al, com­mit­ted to work­ing for chil­dren and young peo­ple who are marginalised

CONCLUSION: Luke de Pul­ford, Direc­tor and Co-Founder ARISE Foundation

01

Tuesday

01.12.2020

 

18:00 -

 

20:00

(CET)

FRENCH SUB-TITLED VERSION:

IMPACT OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING ON HEALTH: TRAUMA

 

OPENING REMARKS: Pro­fes­sor Michel Veuthey, Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Persons

 

Speak­ers:

Sr. Mir­jam Beike, RGS, Moderator

Ire­na Kra­ja, , Psy­chol­o­gist at MWL Advice & Ser­vice Cen­ter of Tirana ASC (Alba­nia)

Dr. Eliz­a­beth Saenz, M.D., UNODC, Project coor­di­na­tor, Liai­son Offi­cer WHO Geneva

Theo Hen­drickx, Man­na Foun­da­tion’ Founder. The Man­na Foun­da­tion offers psy­choso­cial, pas­toral and ther­a­peu­tic help and advices on poly­clin­i­cal basis. The exper­tise bureau offers a wide range of assis­tance, train­ing and sci­en­tif­ic research with regard to human traf­fick­ing, specif­i­cal­ly to Lover­boy prob­lems, domes­tic vio­lence and hon­or relat­ed vio­lence. Theo Hen­drickx is also a for­mer police official

08

Tuesday

08.12.2020

 

18:00 -

 

19:30

(CET)

FRENCH SUB-TITLED VERSION:

IMPACT OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING ON HEALTH: HEALING

 

OPENING REMARKS: Pro­fes­sor Michel Veuthey, Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Persons

 

Speak­ers:

Sr. Mir­jam Beike, RGS, Moderator

Mar­i­ana Meshi, Direc­tor of the shel­ter “Dif­fer­ent & Equal” in Tirana Albania

Ade­la­j­da Alikaj, has a back­ground in clin­i­cal psy­chol­o­gy, and has worked for 4 years direct­ly with vic­tims of traf­fick­ing in the Orga­ni­za­tion Dif­fer­ent & Equal. She has giv­en con­tri­bu­tion in dif­fer­ent roles in the orga­ni­za­tion, orga­niz­ing Art Ther­a­py Ses­sions, which is a form of psy­chother­a­py that uses art as its pri­ma­ry mode of expres­sion and communication

Ornela Hinaj, Psy­chol­o­gist, Art­ther­a­pist of the shel­ter “Dif­fer­ent & Equal”

Ire­na Kra­ja, Coor­di­na­tor / Psy­chol­o­gist at MWL Advice & Ser­vice Cen­ter of Tirana ASC (Alba­nia)

This webi­nar shall high­light:

  • Trau­ma: hav­ing been traf­ficked leads to severe trau­ma for the per­sons concerned.

  • The steps of a long process of heal­ing: in this Webi­nar we learn why the heal­ing and rein­te­gra­tion process of vic­tims of traf­fick­ing is so long and complex.

  • Art ther­a­py: we will learn more about a shel­ter for sur­vivors of traf­fick­ing in Alba­nia, and how this shel­ter pro­vides rein­te­gra­tion ser­vices to their ben­e­fi­cia­ries, with a high­light on art ther­a­py, which is sur­pris­ing­ly effec­tive for vic­tims of trauma.

  • Inter­cul­tur­al approach­es: we will take a deep­er look into prac­ti­cal meth­ods and dif­fer­ent approach­es on how to help vic­tims of traf­fick­ing, who find them­selves in a cul­ture which is very dif­fer­ent from their own.

16

Tuesday

16.02.2021

 

18:00 -

 

20:00

(CET)

WATCH OUR ON-DEMAND VIDEO

ENGLISH VERSION:

FRENCH SUB-TITLED VERSION:

WHERE ARE WE NOW? — INTERNATIONAL PROSECUTION OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Speak­ers:

Pro­fes­sor Michel Veuthey, Mod­er­a­tor, Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Persons

Mor­gane Nicot, Dis­cus­sant, UNODC Crim­i­nal Jus­tice Offi­cer, Team Leader, Knowl­edge Devel­op­ment / Human Traf­fick­ing & Migrant Smuggling

Kevin Hyland, 30 years expe­ri­ence of police inves­ti­ga­tion. From 2010, Head for the estab­lish­ment of the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Police Human Traf­fick­ing response in UK and from 2014 to May 2018, first Inde­pen­dent Anti-Slav­ery Com­mis­sion­er for the UK gov­ern­ment, from 2018, Ireland’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive to the Coun­cil of Europe Inde­pen­dent Group of Experts for Traf­fick­ing (Gre­ta). Cur­rent­ly Chair of the Lead­er­ship Group for Respon­si­ble Recruit­ment (the lever­age of major inter­na­tion­al brands to pro­mote respon­si­ble recruit­ment prac­tices in the way that migrant work­ers are recruit­ed) and senior advi­sor for the San­ta Mar­ta Group (Church and Law Enforce­ment Com­bat­ting Mod­ern Slavery)

Dr. Olivia Smith, Human Traf­fick­ing Spe­cial­ist, present­ly Project Lead, TIP Nation­al Action Plan (Traf­fick­ing In Per­sons Report), Bar­ba­dos, Amer­i­can Bar Asso­ci­a­tion Rule of Law Ini­tia­tive (ABA ROLI). She served for sev­er­al years in var­i­ous capac­i­ties with­in the Gov­ern­ment of Bar­ba­dos, the CARICOM Sec­re­tari­at (Caribbean Com­mu­ni­ty) and as Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Caribbean Anti-Human Traf­fick­ing Foundation

Bri­an Iselin, for­mer Aus­tralian sol­dier and fed­er­al agent, Founder of Gene­va-based Slave Free Trade, a non­prof­it work­ing on lever­ag­ing the might of the blockchain to rid the world of slave labor

23

Tuesday

23.02.2021

 

18:00 -

 

20:00

(CET)

 

FRENCH SUB-TITLED VERSION:

WHAT CAN BE DONE? — INTERNATIONAL PROSECUTION OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Speak­ers:

Pro­fes­sor Michel Veuthey, Mod­er­a­tor, Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Persons

Ambas­sador Elis­a­beth Tichy, Chair of the Unit­ed Nations Human Rights Coun­cil since Decem­ber 2019, Per­ma­nent Rep­re­sen­ta­tive of Aus­tria to the Unit­ed Nations Office at Gene­va since Decem­ber 2017, for­mer Direc­tor Gen­er­al for Legal and Con­sular Affairs at the Fed­er­al Min­istry for Europe, Inte­gra­tion and For­eign Affairs. Ambas­sador Tichy-Fisslberg­er has been the first Aus­tri­an Nation­al Coor­di­na­tor on Com­bat­ting Human Traf­fick­ing as well as Pres­i­dent of the Aus­tri­an Task Force on Com­bat­ting Human Traf­fick­ing since 2009

Kevin Hyland, 30 years expe­ri­ence of police inves­ti­ga­tion. From 2010, Head for the estab­lish­ment of the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Police Human Traf­fick­ing response in UK and from 2014 to May 2018, first Inde­pen­dent Anti-Slav­ery Com­mis­sion­er for the UK gov­ern­ment, from 2018, Ireland’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive to the Coun­cil of Europe Inde­pen­dent Group of Experts for Traf­fick­ing (Gre­ta). Cur­rent­ly Chair of the Lead­er­ship Group for Respon­si­ble Recruit­ment (the lever­age of major inter­na­tion­al brands to pro­mote respon­si­ble recruit­ment prac­tices in the way that migrant work­ers are recruit­ed) and senior advi­sor for the San­ta Mar­ta Group (Church and Law Enforce­ment Com­bat­ting Mod­ern Slavery)

Jen­nifer Richard­son, Direc­tor of the Provin­cial Anti-Human Traf­fick­ing Coor­di­na­tion Office housed in the Ontario Min­istry of Com­mu­ni­ty and Social Ser­vices (MCSS, estab­lished to over­see and coor­di­nate the imple­men­ta­tion of Ontario’s Strat­e­gy to End Human Traf­fick­ing across gov­ern­ment) — for­mer HT victim

Peter Wil­iams, Prin­ci­pal Advi­sor on Mod­ern Slav­ery for Inter­na­tion­al Jus­tice Mis­sion (IJM), lead­ing IJM’s cen­ter of excel­lence in address­ing slav­ery and devel­op­ing glob­al­ly applic­a­ble best prac­tices from IJM’s exten­sive pro­gram­mat­ic expe­ri­ence world­wide. Peter has ten years’ counter-slav­ery expe­ri­ence with IJM in the field, hav­ing led two IJM field offices in com­bat­ting mod­ern slav­ery. Peter has a Ba/LLB(Hons) from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Auck­land, New Zealand and began his career as a Crown Pros­e­cu­tor in Auckland

Bri­an Iselin, for­mer Aus­tralian sol­dier and fed­er­al agent, Founder of Gene­va-based Slave Free Trade, a non­prof­it work­ing on lever­ag­ing the might of the blockchain to rid the world of slave labor

02

Tuesday

02.03.2021

 

18:00 -

 

20:00

(CET)

 

FRENCH SUB-TITLED VERSION:

BEST PRACTICES — INTERNATIONAL PROSECUTION OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Speak­ers:

Pro­fes­sor Michel Veuthey, Mod­er­a­tor, Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Persons

Sr. Mir­jam Beike, Dis­cus­sant, Rep­re­sen­ta­tive at the UN in Gene­va for the Sis­ters of Our Lady of Char­i­ty of the Good Shep­herd (RGS) — board mem­ber of RENATE and of the Alliance of NGOs on Crime Pre­ven­tion and Crim­i­nal Justice

Msgr. Marce­lo Sánchez Soron­do, Argen­tine Catholic bish­op, Chan­cel­lor of the Pon­tif­i­cal Acad­e­my of Sci­ences and the Pon­tif­i­cal Acad­e­my of Social Sciences

Pro­fes­sor Faus­to Pocar, Hon­orary Pres­i­dent, Inter­na­tion­al Insti­tute of Human­i­tar­i­an Law, Pro­fes­sor of Inter­na­tion­al Law at the Law Fac­ul­ty of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Milan. Judge of the Inter­na­tion­al Crim­i­nal Tri­bunal for the for­mer Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague, Pres­i­dent of the Tri­bunal from 2005 to 2008. Judge of the Appeals Cham­ber of the Inter­na­tion­al Crim­i­nal Tri­bunal for Rwan­da (ICTR). In 2017, Pocar was appoint­ed Judge ad hoc of the Inter­na­tion­al Court of Jus­tice (ICJ) in the case between Ukraine and the Russ­ian Federation

Mor­gane Nicot,UNODC Crim­i­nal Jus­tice Offi­cer, Team Leader, Knowl­edge Devel­op­ment / Human Traf­fick­ing & Migrant Smuggling

Bri­an Iselin, for­mer Aus­tralian sol­dier and fed­er­al agent, Founder of Gene­va-based Slave Free Trade, a non­prof­it work­ing on lever­ag­ing the might of the blockchain to rid the world of slave labor

Don For­tu­na­to Di Noto, Catholic Sicil­ian priest (Avola – 1963), Pres­i­dent of Meter Asso­ci­a­tion. In the dark and insid­i­ous part of the web he is engaged in the fight against the crime of pedophil­ia and child pornog­ra­phy. Mem­ber of the tech­ni­cal table of the Nation­al Obser­va­to­ry against pedophil­ia and online child pornog­ra­phy of the Ital­ian Pres­i­den­cy of the Coun­cil of Min­is­ters. Mem­ber of the inter-insti­tu­tion­al tech­ni­cal Group for the Fight against Pedophil­ia and Child Pornog­ra­phy of the Sici­ly Region. Mem­ber of the Sci­en­tif­ic Com­mit­tee of the Ital­ian Postal and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Police

13

Tuesday

13.04.2021

 

18:00 -

 

19:30

(CET)

 

ENGLISH VERSION:

FRENCH SUB-TITLED VERSION:

DEMAND AS ROOT CAUSE FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING – SEX TRAFFICKING & PROSTITUTION

OPENING REMARKS — DEMAND’S RESPONSIBLITY: Pro­fes­sor Michel Veuthey, Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Persons

Speak­ers:

Sr. Mir­jam Beike, RGS, Moderator

INTRODUCTION ON DEMAND’S ROLE: 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

San­dra Norak, Sur­vivor of the “Lover Boy” Method to Traf­fick Women into Prostitution

Sr. Lea Ack­er­mann, Founder of SOLWODI, an inter­na­tion­al asso­ci­a­tion that helps women in emer­gency situations

Inge Bell, Ger­man human rights activist, entre­pre­neur and sec­ond chair­per­son of the wom­en’s rights orga­ni­za­tion Terre des Femmes and the Bavar­i­an branch of the aid orga­ni­za­tion Solwodi

20

Tuesday

20.04.2021

 

18:00 -

 

19:30

(CET)

 

ENGLISH VERSION:

FRENCH SUB-TITLED VERSION:

DEMAND AS ROOT CAUSE FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING – FORCED LABOR, THE IMPORTANCE OF SUPPLY CHAIN CONTROL BY PRODUCERS AND THE ROLE OF CONSUMERS

OPENING REMARKS — DEMAND’S RESPONSIBLITY: Pro­fes­sor Michel Veuthey, Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Persons

Sr. Mir­jam Beike, RGS, Moderator

Speak­ers:

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

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

Cristi­na Duran­ti, Direc­tor of GSIF Good Shep­herd Inter­na­tion­al Foun­da­tion which won the Thom­son Reuters Foun­da­tion Stop Slav­ery Award for their work fight­ing the exploita­tion of chil­dren forced to work in mines in DR Congo

05

Wednesday

05.05.2021

 

18:00 -

 

19:30

(CET)

 

ENGLISH VERSION:

ROOT CAUSES FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING – THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY

OPENING REMARKS: Pro­fes­sor Michel Veuthey, Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Persons

Sr. Mir­jam Beike, RGS, Moderator

Speak­ers:

Andrea March­esani, Spe­cial Advis­er of the Order of Mal­ta, Mem­ber of the Migrants & Refugees Sec­tion and Inte­gral Human Devel­opp­ment Dept. of the Holy See

Don For­tu­na­to Di Noto, Catholic Sicil­ian priest (Avola – 1963), Pres­i­dent of Meter Asso­ci­a­tion. In the dark and insid­i­ous part of the web he is engaged in the fight against the crime of pedophil­ia and child pornog­ra­phy. Mem­ber of the tech­ni­cal table of the Nation­al Obser­va­to­ry against pedophil­ia and online child pornog­ra­phy of the Ital­ian Pres­i­den­cy of the Coun­cil of Min­is­ters. Mem­ber of the inter-insti­tu­tion­al tech­ni­cal Group for the Fight against Pedophil­ia and Child Pornog­ra­phy of the Sici­ly Region. Mem­ber of the Sci­en­tif­ic Com­mit­tee of the Ital­ian Postal and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Police

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

Shawn Kohl, Direc­tor for Cen­tral and East­ern Europe for Inter­na­tion­al Jus­tice Mis­sion, a human rights agency that secures jus­tice for vic­tims of slav­ery, sex­u­al exploita­tion and oth­er forms of vio­lent oppres­sion. IJM lawyers, inves­ti­ga­tors and after­care pro­fes­sion­als work with local gov­ern­ments to ensure vic­tim res­cue, to pros­e­cute per­pe­tra­tors and to strength­en the com­mu­ni­ty and civic fac­tors that pro­mote func­tion­ing pub­lic jus­tice systems

11

Mardi

11.05.2021

 

18:00 -

 

19:30

(CET)

 

VERSION FRANÇAISE :

VERSION ANGLAISE :

ASPECTS JURIDIQUES DE LA TRAITE DES ÊTRES HUMAINS

INTRODUCTION : Pro­fesseur Michel Veuthey, Ambas­sadeur de l’Or­dre de Malte pour lut­ter con­tre la traite des êtres humains

Inter­venants :

Nico­las Le Coz, Lieu­tenant-Colonel de la gen­darmerie nationale et com­man­dant en sec­ond de l’Of­fice cen­tral de lutte con­tre les crimes con­tre l’hu­man­ité et les crimes de haine (OCLCH)

Mor­gane Nicot, Offici­er de jus­tice pénale de l’ONUDC, Chef d’équipe, Développe­ment des con­nais­sances / Traite des êtres humains et traf­ic de migrants

Geneviève Colas, Respon­s­able de la traite des êtres humains au Sec­ours Catholique, Mem­bre de la com­mis­sion nationale con­sul­ta­tive des Droits de l’Homme (France)-Caritas France

18

Mardi

18.05.2021

 

18:00 -

 

19:30

(CET)

 

VERSION FRANÇAISE :

VERSION ANGLAISE :

ASSISTANCE HUMANITAIRE ET SOCIALE DES VICTIMES DE LA TRAITE DES ÊTRES HUMAINS

INTRODUCTION : Pro­fesseur Michel Veuthey, Ambas­sadeur de l’Or­dre de Malte pour lut­ter con­tre la traite des êtres humains

Inter­venants :

Geneviève Colas, Respon­s­able de la traite des êtres humains au Sec­ours Catholique, Mem­bre de la com­mis­sion nationale con­sul­ta­tive des Droits de l’Homme (France)-Caritas France

Cécile Riou-Batista, Secré­taire générale adjointe de la Com­mis­sion Nationale Con­sul­ta­tive des Droits de l’Homme (CNCDH)

Cristi­na Duran­ti, Direc­trice de la Fon­da­tion Inter­na­tionale du Bon Pas­teur, qui a rem­porté le prix Stop Slav­ery de la Fon­da­tion Thom­son Reuters pour son tra­vail de lutte con­tre l’ex­ploita­tion des enfants for­cés de tra­vailler dans les mines en République Démoc­ra­tique du Congo

Olivi­er Pey­roux, Soci­o­logue et cofon­da­teur de Tra­jec­toires, asso­ci­a­tion spé­cial­isée dans la prise en compte des pop­u­la­tions migrantes habi­tant en bidonville et squats en France

Nico­las Le Coz, Lieu­tenant-Colonel de la gen­darmerie nationale et com­man­dant en sec­ond de l’Of­fice cen­tral de lutte con­tre les crimes con­tre l’hu­man­ité et les crimes de haine (OCLCH)

22

Tuesday

22.06.2021

 

18:00 -

 

20:00

(CET)

 

ENGLISH VERSION:

FRENCH SUB-TITLED VERSION:

MODERN SLAVERY AND DECENT WORK

Join us for a bet­ter under­stand­ing of the grow­ing phe­nom­e­non of mod­ern slav­ery, through the inter­sect­ing per­spec­tives of an econ­o­mist Pro­fes­sor Marc Ches­ney, a vic­tim assis­tance expert Cristi­na Duran­ti and a sup­ply chain spe­cial­ist Bri­an Iselin, a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the Vat­i­can’s Migrants & Refugees — Inte­gral Human Devel­op­ment sec­tion Andrea March­esani and a psy­chol­o­gist Dr. Gabriele Spina help­ing migrants and young peo­ple who work in a hyper-com­pet­i­tive econ­o­my that all too often func­tions with under­paid jobs. As our pre­vi­ous sem­i­nars have demon­strat­ed, a new approach based on the demand for goods and ser­vices relat­ed to human traf­fick­ing should be devel­oped by all actors, gov­ern­ments, to reduce and erad­i­cate mod­ern slavery.

OPENING REMARKS:Professor Michel Veuthey, Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Persons

Sr. Mir­jam Beike, RGS, Mod­er­a­tor, Rep­re­sen­ta­tive at the UN in Gene­va for the Sis­ters of Our Lady of Char­i­ty of the Good Shep­herd. She worked 30 years with sur­vivors of traf­fick­ing in Ger­many and Albania

Speak­ers:

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

Cristi­na Duran­ti, Direc­tor of GSIF Good Shep­herd Inter­na­tion­al Foun­da­tion which won the Thom­son Reuters Foun­da­tion Stop Slav­ery Award for their work fight­ing the exploita­tion of chil­dren forced to work in mines in DR Congo

Andrea March­esani, Spe­cial Advis­er of the Order of Mal­ta, Mem­ber of the Migrants & Refugees Sec­tion and Inte­gral Human Devel­op­ment Dicas­t­ery of the Holy See

Dr. Gabriele Spina, psy­chol­o­gist, project man­ag­er for the Con­sor­tium Il Nodo in Cata­nia Italy, in charge of youth pro­tec­tion and migrants

 Prof. Marc Ches­ney, Head of Depart­ment of Bank­ing and Finance and the Cen­ter of Com­pe­tence in Sus­tain­able Finance of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Zürich (Switzer­land), after hav­ing been asso­ciate dean of HEC Paris, author of “The Per­ma­nent Cri­sis: The Finan­cial Oli­garchy and the Fail­ure of Democ­ra­cy”, for many years he has been devel­op­ing a crit­i­cal analy­sis of the finan­cial sec­tor and its con­se­quences on the real econ­o­my and on the hostage-tak­ing of democracies

12

Tuesday

12.10.2021

 

18:00 -

 

20:00

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LEGAL APPROACHES TO REDUCING THE DEMAND BEHIND HUMAN TRAFFICKING

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.

OPENING REMARKS:Professor Michel Veuthey, Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Persons

Claire Potaux Vesy, IOM-Berne’s Deputy Chief of Mis­sion, Coor­di­na­tion Office for Switzer­land and Liechtenstein

Speak­ers:

Bri­an Iselin, Moderator,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

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. He has deli­vered an exper­tise on Green Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment in Switzer­land (2006) and is­sued a work­ing pa­per on how to inte­grate social as­pects in pub­lic pro­cure­ment pro­ces­ses (2009, 4th ver­sion 2017). He is one of four co-authors of the stan­dard ref­er­ence work on the prac­tice of pub­lic pro­cure­ment in Switzer­land (“Prax­is des öffentlichen Beschaf­fungsrechts”, 3rd edi­tion 2013)

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

 

16

Tuesday

16.11.2021

 

18:00 -

 

19:30

(CET)

 

MIGRATION AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING — ASSESSMENT OF THE PRESENT SITUATION AND PROPOSALS OF EXPERTS 

 

OPENING REMARKS:Professor Michel Veuthey, Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Per­sons, Moderator

Speak­ers:

Pro­fes­sor Siob­hán MULLALLY, U.N. Spe­cial Rap­por­teur on traf­fick­ing in per­sons, espe­cial­ly in women and chil­dren. Pro­fes­sor of Human Rights Law and Direc­tor of the Irish Cen­tre for Human Rights at NUI Gal­way. From 2017–19, Pro­fes­sor Mul­lal­ly was the Pres­i­dent of the Coun­cil of Europe treaty mon­i­tor­ing body, the Group of Experts on Action against Traf­fick­ing (GRETA)

Kel­ly RYAN, For­mer Coor­di­na­tor of the inter­gov­ern­men­tal con­sul­ta­tions on migra­tion, asy­lum and refugees (CIG). As a senior offi­cial of the Unit­ed States Fed­er­al Gov­ern­ment, from 2010 to 2013, she was act­ing Assis­tant Deputy Sec­re­tary for immi­gra­tion and bor­der secu­ri­ty at the Depart­ment of Home­land Secu­ri­ty. Vice-Pres­i­dent of Hen­ry Dunant Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege (CUHD)

Andria KENNEY, Counter Traf­fick­ing in Emer­gen­cies Spe­cial­ist — Migrant Pro­tec­tion and Assis­tance Divi­sion Inter­na­tion­al Orga­ni­za­tion for Migra­tion. Pri­or to man­ag­ing glob­al projects from IOM’s head­quar­ters, Andria has assist­ed vul­ner­a­ble migrants in con­flict-affect­ed envi­ron­ments includ­ing Libya, South Sudan, Soma­lia, and Kenya. She co-chairs the Glob­al Pro­tec­tion Clus­ter Anti-Traf­fick­ing Task Team

Mgr. Robert VITILLO, Sec­re­tary-Gen­er­al, Inter­na­tion­al Catholic Migra­tion Com­mis­sion — Assess­ing the sit­u­a­tion and mak­ing pro­pos­als on behalf of ICMC, an world­wide orga­ni­za­tion whose con­stituents are the nation­al con­fer­ences of Catholic Bishops

Stéphane JAQUEMET, ICMC Direc­tor of Pol­i­cy, Head Civ­il Soci­ety Coor­di­nat­ing Office, Glob­al Forum on Migra­tion & Devel­op­ment (GFMD). — Assess­ing the sit­u­a­tion and mak­ing pro­pos­als from the point of view of Civ­il Society

Father Mussie ZERAI, Roman Catholic priest known for his work with migrants cross­ing the Mediter­ranean Sea from North Africa to Europe dur­ing the Euro­pean migrant crisis

08

Wednesday

08.12.2021

 

18:00 -

 

20:00

(CET)

 

RELIGION AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Reli­gions take an impor­tant role in denounc­ing mod­ern slav­ery, in pro­tect­ing, res­cu­ing and reha­bil­i­tat­ing vic­tims of human traf­fick­ing. Reli­gious Lead­ers and reli­gious con­gre­ga­tions take a large part in the fight against mod­ern slavery.

 This webi­nar will present:

  • the “Pas­toral Ori­en­ta­tions on Human Traf­fick­ing” pro­posed by Pope Fran­cis and The Migrants & Refugees Sec­tion of the Vat­i­can after a con­sul­ta­tion with church lead­ers, aca­d­e­mics and prac­ti­tion­ers and part­ner orga­ni­za­tions work­ing in this field
  • the assess­ment of the present sit­u­a­tion and pro­pos­als of rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Chris­t­ian, Jew­ish and Mus­lim faiths in order to pro­mote action at the inter­na­tion­al, region­al and nation­al levels

OPENING REMARKS:Professor Michel Veuthey, Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Per­sons, Moderator

Speak­ers:

Sis­ter Mir­jam BEIKE, U.N. RGS, Mod­er­a­tor, Rep­re­sen­ta­tive at the UN in Gene­va for the Sis­ters of Our Lady of Char­i­ty of the Good Shep­herd. She worked 30 years with sur­vivors of traf­fick­ing in Ger­many and Alba­nia. She will present the “Pas­toral Ori­en­ta­tions on Human Trafficking”

H.E. Car­di­nal Dieudon­né NZAPALAINGA and Imam Abde­louaye OUASSELEGUE, bear­ing wit­ness and tak­ing action to avoid instru­men­tal­i­sa­tion of reli­gion by war­lords and to pro­mote rec­on­cil­i­a­tion in the Cen­tral African Repub­lic (RCA)

Dr. Reda BENKIRANE, soci­ol­o­gist, doc­tor in phi­los­o­phy, is an inter­na­tion­al con­sul­tant in Gene­va who lives between Switzer­land and Moroc­co. Author of books on Com­plex­i­ty, inter­dis­ci­pli­nary and inter­cul­tur­al issues, he is the founder and edi­tor of the knowl­edge por­tal archipress.org and the research work­shop Iqbal

Rab­bi François GARAÏ, GIL, Pres­i­dent, Gene­va Spir­i­tu­al Appeal

Prof. Azza KARAM, Sec­re­tary-Gen­er­al, Reli­gions for Peace

08

Tuesday

08.02.2022

 

18:00 -

 

20:00

(CET)

 

SEXUAL SLAVERY — TESTIMONY AND DEFENDING VICTIMS — MIDDLE EASTERN AND NIGERIAN WOMEN ENSLAVED

For two years, Marie, a 38-year-old Iraqi woman, was a sex slave and ser­vant of sol­diers. Sold and resold, defiled, tor­tured, raped by mon­sters from Iraq to Syr­ia, she changed mas­ters more than twelve times. The “Whore of the Caliphate” is the heart­break­ing sto­ry of a woman who wants to live. Who tries to escape, who fights, who resists and refus­es to be bro­ken. Marie died twice: when she was torn away from her fam­i­ly and when she returned to them. Today, she wants to for­get, to rebuild this bruised body. After the hor­ror, hope. 

The book “La Putain du Cal­i­fat” (The Whore of the Caliphate) which tells the ter­ri­ble sto­ry of Marie, writ­ten by Sara Daniel and Benoît Kanabus, was pub­lished by Gras­set & Fasquelle in Jan­u­ary 2021.

OPENING REMARKS:Professor Michel Veuthey, Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Persons

Speak­ers:

Alain Wern­er, Swiss lawyer and human rights defend­er, spe­cial­izes in the defense of vic­tims of armed conflict

Sara Daniel, jour­nal­ist for the Nou­v­el Obser­va­teur, great reporter and spe­cial­ist of the Mid­dle East. Author, with Benoît Kanabus, of La Putain du Cal­i­fat (pub­lished by Gras­set 2020

Benoît Kanabus, Author, with Sara Daniel, of La Putain du Cal­i­fat (ed. Gras­set 2020)

Sr. Patri­cia Ebeg­bulem, Respon­si­ble of a Shel­ter for Returned Vic­tims of Traf­fick­ing, the Bakhi­ta House in Lagos (Nige­ria). Pope Bene­dict XVI hon­oured Patri­cia Ebeg­bulem SSL in 2012 with the high­est Papal hon­our for Con­se­crat­ed per­sons, the Pro Eccle­sia et Pon­tif­ice medal

Ben­jamin Greer,Emer­gency Man­age­ment Coor­di­na­tor / Instruc­tor, Office of the Gov­er­nor of Cal­i­for­nia, for­mer Spe­cial Deputy Attor­ney Gen­er­al Cal­i­for­nia. He devel­ops Anti-Traf­fick­ing Train­ings for Law Enforce­ment and Emer­gency Man­age­ment Per­son­nel for the Cal­i­for­nia Office of Emer­gency Ser­vices. Present research focus­ing on inter­na­tion­al ter­ror­ist orga­ni­za­tions and how they are tac­ti­cal­ly uti­liz­ing traf­fick­ing to sup­port their crim­i­nal enter­pris­es (Groups like Boko Haram, Islam­ic State and Al-Shabaab al have added traf­fick­ing as a finan­cial component)
 

08

Tuesday

08.03.2022

 

18:00 -

 

19:30

(CET)

 

WOMEN AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING

On Inter­na­tion­al Women’s Day 2022, this webi­nar brings togeth­er a pan­el of women who are mak­ing a strong com­mit­ment against human traf­fick­ing. They share their expe­ri­ences in encour­ag­ing local com­mu­ni­ties and the inter­na­tion­al com­mu­ni­ty to bet­ter defend vic­tims of human trafficking.

OPENING REMARKS:Professor Michel Veuthey, Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Persons

Speak­ers:

Sr. Imel­da Poole,Pres­i­dent of RENATE Net­work, Reli­gious in Europe Net­work­ing Against Traf­fick­ing and Exploita­tion. Sr. Imel­da Poole IBVM (Lore­to) is a mem­ber of the Eng­lish Province, who has been on mis­sion in Alba­nia for the last eleven years. Reli­gious in Europe Net­work­ing Against Traf­fick­ing and Exploita­tion (RENATE) is a Euro­pean net­work of reli­gious and co-work­ers who work in all fields against traf­fick­ing in 31 coun­tries of Europe

Inge Bell, Ger­man human rights activist, entre­pre­neur and sec­ond chair­per­son of the women’s rights orga­ni­za­tion Terre des Femmes and the Bavar­i­an branch of the aid orga­ni­za­tion Solwodi

Sr. Patri­cia Ebeg­bulem, Respon­si­ble of a Shel­ter for Returned Vic­tims of Traf­fick­ing, the Bakhi­ta House in Lagos (Nige­ria). Pope Bene­dict XVI hon­oured Patri­cia Ebeg­bulem SSL in 2012 with the high­est Papal hon­our for Con­se­crat­ed per­sons, the Pro Eccle­sia et Pon­tif­ice medal

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