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Leading Experts on Human Trafficking Issues to Speak at September 28 Symposium

August 28, 2012 – 

Human trafficking is the second fastest growing criminal activity, just after drug trafficking, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. And the State of New Jersey – criss-crossed by major highways, served by four international airports, home to a large immigrant population, and a destination both for resort-bound tourists and migrant farmworkers – is a prime location for domestic and international trafficking activities.

On Friday, September 28, 2012 the Human Trafficking Prevention and Prosecution Project at Rutgers School of Law–Newark will present “Global Is Local: Human Trafficking in Our Own Backyard.” The Human Trafficking Prevention and Prosecution Project, which is a joint project with Seton Hall School of Law, is supported by funding from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.

Panel topics include: Sex Trafficking, Compulsory Labor, and Corporate Social Responsibility. Speakers representing the criminal justice system, community-based and civil rights organizations, anti-trafficking activists, academia, and private legal practice will discuss efforts to combat and prosecute this form of modern-day slavery and to provide services for trafficking victims.

The full program can be found at https://law.newark.rutgers.edu/humantrafficking. Registration is now closed.

Questions? Contact Jennie Berman at jennie.berman@rutgers.edu.

What: “Global Is Local: Human Trafficking in Our Own Backyard”
Who: Keynote: Kevin Ryan, Covenant House
Featured Speaker: Wendi Adelson, Center for the Advancement of Human Rights at Florida State University and author of This Is Our Story
Raymond Brown, Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis LLP and Due Process
Professor Bridgette Carr, University of Michigan Law School
Shana Chen, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey
Marina Colby, End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking (ECPAT-USA)
Michelle Guelbert, ECPAT-USA
Bill Livermore, Senior Consultant, Human Trafficking issues and Business Coalition Against Trafficking at ManPower Group
Margaret Martin, Seton Hall University School of Law Immigrants’ Rights/International Human Rights Clinic
Hon. Laura Safer-Espinoza, Director, Fair Food Standards Council
Gigi Scoles, Essex County Prosecutor Special Victims Unit
Ivy Suriyopas, Anti-Trafficking Initiative, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
Professor Penny Venetis, Rutgers School of Law–Newark
Daniel Werner, Southern Poverty Law Center
When: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Friday, September 28, 2012
Where: Rutgers School of Law–Newark