Summer Symposium  1st – 6th  July   2019

Held at Jesus College in the  University city of Cambridge

The five Ts of Trafficking:
Trauma, Transport, Terror, Transparency and Tech

Speakers from Universities of Barcelona, Oxford, Cambridge, California, Lagos, Johannesburg, London, major freight companies, Airlines, social Philanthropists and business.

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The two previous CCARHT Summer Symposia have been recorded, and are being prepared to support a series of Webinars – pursuing further the themes and study areas prompted through their week long engagement with key themes. Do be in touch if this is of interest to you.

Summer Symposium 2017 – Focus on Children – Guardians, Advocates and the Best Interests of the Child.

The Third CCARHT Summer Symposium in Cambridge UK

Transport, Terror and Trauma: Human Trafficking mitigation and social protection responses supported by a day on Transparency in the Supply Chain and Tech innovation as a form of mitigation
2nd – 6th July 2018 

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This Third Cambridge CCARHT Symposium explored the 5 Ts of Trafficking. Its full programme is to be found here 

The Cambridge Summer Symposium was co-sponsored with Zovighian Partners and Trilateral Research.  The symposium represents a significant mobilisation of the  #2020MDSvision which CCARHT initiated in 2016 as a response to the call by the UN to enact sustainable development goals which addressed this most heinous of human rights violations, and the call by the UK to businesses and public sector procurement to address Modern Slavery within their supply chains and business practices.

Summer Symposium 2016 – Building a 2020 Vision – the contribution  of the UN Sustainable Development Goals to countering Trafficking in Humans

 July 17th – 21st  CCARHT Symposium  2017

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@ St Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge

Children in Forced Migration and Human Trafficking Risk

We took out from the Pandora’s Box which we had laid out for us, and was unpacked by world class lecturers, and some heroic champions of Human Rights working in challenging locations in international ‘hubs’ of trafficking risk,   the treatment of Children in forced migration, Children unaccompanied and separated from their families,  Child Sexual Exploitation, Children caught in Criminality and recruited into criminal gangs and drug production,  Children deliberately maimed and disabled for begging,  the growing trade in Organs particularly in the Southern Hemisphere, Children caught in armed conflict as soldiers, domestic slaves and ‘comfort children’.

Lecturers in the 2017 2nd CCARHT Symposium on Children and Trafficking included:
Nazir Afzhal  OBE
Chief Executive of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners

Mike Dottridge
Independent Child Migration Consultant. Author of multiple UN, EU reports on Children’s Rights and Protection. Former Director of Anti Slavery International.

Professor Nair  Professor at TISS, the Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai, India.

Dr Sara Silvestri  Senior Lecturer  Department of International Politics, City University of London

Glynn Rankin  Lecturer at Liverpool University, former joint Director of the UK Human Trafficking Centre  and Crown Prosecuting Service

Dr Carrie Pemberton Ford  Director of CCARHT and UNITAR Fellow (GENEVA) on Gender, Peace and Conflict Studies

Dr Elif Cetin – Von Hugel institute

Dr Sarah Steele  CCARHT Research fellow and specialist in Public Health Impacts and Human Trafficking  BiFellow Jesus College University of Cambridge

Mary Honeyball MEP The potential impacts of Brexit on the protection of vulnerable persons and minors across Europe

Pooja Bhalli
(Formerly International Organization for Migration (UN Migration Agency)  Khartoum, Sudan

Michael McHugh  Youth Refugee Service project co-ordinator working in Calais

Markella Papadouli  The Aire Centre

Clowns without Borders USA

The NO Project   –  USA and Europe

David Ashcroft  Chair of the National Local Safeguarding Children Boards  UK

Dr Halleh Seddighzadeh  A.R.M.A.N (Asylee, Refugee Migrant Assistance Network)Division of Human Trafficking (HHC)  USA

The Full Programme  here Summer School Agenda 2017

The multiple vulnerabilities of Human Trafficking  were laid bare before the delegates, and together the symposium responded to the challenge to innovate, to think large, to elaborate their networks and their power to influence and change, and what working towards some sustainable mitigation and increased social protection would look like in their workplace, discipline, and neighborhoods.  Thinking Global and acting locally was something of a theme of the week – with the internet enabling us to also consider the power of networks and supporting the work of others engaged in the challenge of addressing Trafficking of Children in their contexts internationally.

The 12th Annual Symposium of the University of Palermo’s Migration, Human Rights and Democracy summer school 2018dug deep into the present challenges of ‘the externalisation of European Border controls’, the ‘resource deficit’ in migration integration programmes, and pioneering work in enlarging the welcome offered secured for refugees from the countries of conflict, currently fuelling the forced movement of millions of individuals in search of safety internationally.   Papers from this symposium will be available shortly.

  • One year after Oliver – had the Swedish perspective on Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation assisted in child protection from sexual exploitation? And what are the consequences of BREXIT looking like, in relation to Child Protection and the security of Children crossing borders and undertaking hazardous journeys.
  • Mary Honeyball MEP Labour, offered her views on the challenges which lie in store for appropriate protection, and the opportunities of the Swedish perspective on Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation
  • What does Innovation look like in the counter Trafficking space?
    The symposium devoted a full day looking at how to develop innovative thinking and praxis across the 4 Ps of trafficking, and how this works in Policing, Health Care, Social Protection, aswell as in disruption of trafficking routes and ‘deployment’ of those recruited.  We were joined by specialist legal firm Mathys and Squire to discuss the challenges of working in ‘collaboration’ across multi-agency innovative projects.
  • We reviewed the major handbooks and guidelines for Best Practice in working with Children in Migration and vulnerable to Trafficking, there will be a catch up on the latest International data on Human Trafficking  through a lens focused on Children, some of the leading outcomes of legal challenge in the UK and Europe and around the effective protection of the State.  Crime Commissioner UK chair Nazir Afzal brought the lessons of Rotherham CSE, home to the delegates with great power and urgency from his former role as Chief Prosecutor for the CPS.  Former Crown Prosecutor Glynn Rankin reflected with Mary Honeyball MEP and Markella Papadouli  on the potential negative impacts of Brexit for effective child protection and resistance to trafficking, if urgent work is not undertaken to address the gaps in provision which will open up as the European Framework is dismantled in its direct application to UK law.

Summer School 2016 – Developing a #2020 Vision on Human Trafficking

Our initiating Symposium in 2016 was hosted by Jesus College in the University of Cambridge and Westcott College in the Federation of Theological Colleges in the University.

  • Child protection, effective identification, rights advocacy, trauma impacts and recovery
  • European Migration challenges / Calais and the Channel, Lampedusa and the Mediterranean, and the Turkish exchange
    The missing children of DUBS
  • Sub-Saharan Trafficking contexts, West African youth and gendered trafficking exploitation
  • Children exploited in Criminality –  Organised Crime and the role of cyber-exploitation
A delegate from London currently taking her Masters in Business Studies and International Development –
  • Children in migration in Asia – a case study of recent anti trafficking legislation in India and Nepal -and the new legislation currently being developed in India to combat Trafficking in Children

What delegates tell us

‘The most wonderful week
packed with learning, and opportunities to interrogate top people about how Human Trafficking works – and how it can be addressed’
2016 Delegate from Germany

‘Unforgettable and unmissable – this week set me up for the NGO project work I am now heading up – thank you so much everyone involved for a great week.’
2016 Delegate from London

Palermo Summer Schools

Summer School in Palermo – with University of Palermo and CCARHT

In the capital city of Sicily, at the beginning of a long hot summer, the University of Palermo has partnered with CCARHT these last couple of years to open up work on Migration, Human Rights, and Democracy to take conscious note of the presence of Human Trafficking in the midst of global migration flows, and the requirement for all disciplines involved in working for greater societal justice to take note of the risks and political requirements to address this criminal scourge of our era. Participants meet an international range of colleagues, students undertaking their undergraduate studies through to college professors dipping their toes into some previously unchartered waters of migratory flows, Human Smuggling in the face of hardening European borders and Human Trafficking.

12th Summer School on Migrants, Human Rights and Democracy
11-15 June 2018 Palermo, Italy

Migrants, Human Rights and Democracy
Palermo Symposium 2018 co-sponsored by CCARHT

11-15 June 2018 Palermo, Italy