London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

Seminar 3

Wednesday 12th December 2007
Human Trafficking and Counter Trafficking Initiatives: Drops in the Ocean
Main Speaker: Prof Liz Kelly, Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit (CWASU)
Responder: Chief Constable Grahame Maxwell, UK Human Trafficking Centre
Chair: Karen Bennett, HRSJ Research Institute, London Metropolitan University

The seminar explored responses to human trafficking and specifically the emergence of counter-trafficking initiatives in Europe. The seminar also addressed specific research questions, including the extent of prosecutions, identification of and provision of assistance to victims. Whilst limited data preclude various levels of analysis, a picture can be drawn of emerging responses organized around the "three Ps" of Prosecution, Protection and Prevention.

Through emerging assessments of counter-trafficking initiatives on sexual exploitation and labour exploitation in Europe, researchers and professionals in the field must ask the question: how to move beyond efforts that amount to ‘drops in the ocean?

Audio recording: Introduction and Prof Liz Kelly

Audio recording: Chief Constable Grahame Maxwell

Audio recording: Question and Answer session


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