Summer Symposium  2nd – 6th  July   2018

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 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.


 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

Summer 2017 FACULTY

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 2016 delegate from London 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

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

LECTURERS (2016 Summer Symposium)
held at Jesus College University of Cambridge

Revd Dr Carrie Pemberton Ford PhD


Director of CCARHT, Convenor and Chair of the Symposium. Formerly a UK Women’s National Commissioner, UKHTC Research and Training, Board chair and founder of the pioneering UK based Victim Support and Housing Charity CHASTE. (University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, University of Durham and University of the Free State RSA).

Author  Human Trafficking and Mega Sports Events:The London 2012 Olympics,  Tool Kit for Early Identification of Children in Europe ( EFSC 2015),  Renate mapping for Conference of Religious initiatives against Human Trafficking in Europe 2015.  Currently working on a major report for Churches Together in England on opportunities for the Pentecostal and African Majority Churches to respond to Trafficking challenges. (Autumn 2016)

Mary honeyball

Mary Honeyball MEP 

Main author of the “Report on Prostitution and Sexual Exploitation and its Impact on Gender Equality”, presented to the European Parliament 2014). Also exploring what #BREXIT might mean for Europe and the UK in legislative impact and capacity for protection and prevention.

Glynn Ran

Glynn Rankin

Former co-Director of the UK Human Trafficking Center (multi-agency National Trafficking Centre (NTC) to combat human trafficking and deliver government policy and targets) and pioneering Chief Prosecutor on Labour Trafficking in the UK (Liverpool University). Glynn works in close co-operation with Coventry University, Sheffield Hallam University and Liverpool Universities.  A member of a number of European high profile policy development and monitoring fora, Glynn brings a Chief prosecutor’s wisdom and an international network of senior legal expertise.

sarah steele

Dr Sarah Steele

CCARHT faculty, ground breaking research on the trafficking of body products, lecturing on Public Health and the interface of Human Trafficking with Law and Public Health provision. (Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, and Stanford University’s Centre in Oxford)

Professor Nair

Professor P.M. Nair

MA (Sociology), LLB, PhD (Victimology), Professor Nair has been a career police officer with the Indian Police Service since joining the service in 1978.  After 35 years of service in the Indian Police Service in various capacities in Bihar, CBI, NHRC, UNODC, CRPF, he retired in 2013 as the Director General of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and Director General of Civil Defence, Government of India to take on a new role as the Chair Professor at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai.

Beatri Kruger

Professor Beatri Kruger

Professor Kruger Professor of Criminal Law at the University of the Free State in South Africa and previously a Senior Prosecutor for the Department of Justice. She was influential in the processes of the now realised integration of the Palermo Protocol into South Africa’s legal architecture. Professor Kruger will be joining us through video link, to discuss the experience of RSA with regional flows of migratory labour, and the factors which are driving Human Trafficking abuse in the Rainbow Nation.  Professor Kruger will be focusing in part on West African regional flows south into the Republic, and exploitation of children, women in sex markets and male labour exploitation.

Paulo Campana

Dr Paulo Campana 

University of Cambridge Lecturer in Criminology and Complex Networks expounding his latest research on West African criminal networks involved in Human Trafficking.

Dr Sine Plambech

Sine Plambech

Dr Plambech is a Post Doctural researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies and is comes to the summer school with the latest research on Nigerian Trafficking narratives, based on her breakthrough PhD Points of Departure – Migration Control and Anti-Trafficking in the Lives of Nigerian Sex Worker Migrants after Deportation from Europe.

Victoria Nwogu

Victoria Nwogu

Ms Nwogu is the Gender Specialist and Head of Gender Unit at the UNDP Somalia, responsible for overall gender advisory, mainstreaming and programme management functions under UNDP Somalia’s Country Programme. She has been the Programme Specialist for SGBV, Project Manager of Access to Justice at the UNDP, Acting Country Programme Manager at UNWomen, as well as Visiting Professor at the Central European University in Budapest. Ms Nwogu brings an extensive knowledge of trafficking issues related to Nigeria and Somalia.

bonny ling

Dr Bonny Ling

Post-Doctoral researcher at the Law Institute of the University of Zurich – independent research on issues concerning labour exploitation in international Human Rights law, with particular reference for the symposium to China and Cambodia.

Caroline Seow

Caroline Seow 

Director of Family Business Network, developing sustainable business models in interdicting Human Trafficking – presenting on her recent dissertation focusing on Thailand’s Hill Tribes.

Shyam Pokharel

Shyam Pokharel

Mr Pokharel works with the Center for Research on Environment Health and Population Activities (CREHPA), as an Anti-Trafficking and Gender Policy Specialist. He is the Director of Samrakshak Samuha Nepal (SASANE) an NGO in Nepal working to eradiate human trafficking and reintegrate human trafficking survivors into society and to increase women’s access to justice and achieve systemic change within the legal system. As a licensed attorney he previously served for the Nepal Supreme Court for more than 20 years. He’s authored numerous research papers on human trafficking, most recently, a study on human traffickers in association with Daywalka Foundation in Nepal. He is considered an authority on human trafficking in Nepal.

Dr Waldimeiry Corrêa da Silva

Waldimeiry Correa da Silva holds a Ph.D. in International Law and International Relations from Universidad de Sevilla (Spain). She is currently the Director of the Department of International Studies at Loyola University Andalusia (Spain), where she teaches in the Degree of International Relations, in the Double Degrees and in the masters and doctoral programmes in Inclusive and Sustainable Development. She has been a guest professor in different courses on human trafficking and human rights in Latin America and Spain. Between 2013 and 2015 she acted as a counselor in the National Committee for Confronting Trafficking in Persons (CONATRAP) / Ministry of Justice of Brazil. In 2013 she was a consultant for United Nations regarding human trafficking in Brazil. She has participated in different research networks on contemporary forms of slavery and trafficking. She has widely prublished on these topics.

Dr Halleh

Dr. Halleh Seddighzadeh

Dr. Halleh Seddighzadeh is an international counter-trafficking advisor and trauma specialist in the psychological treatment of torture, specifically in survivors of human trafficking, war refugees, genocide, victims of terrorism, radicalized youth, gender based violence, and most recently survivors of cults and ecclesiastic abuse. She has worked extensively with survivors of trafficking and torture in the Middle East in acute/post-conflict zones and refugee camps doing disaster relief, resiliency, and capacity-building, psychological first aid, and investigative research. She is the Founder of ARMAN (Asylee, Refugee Migrant Assistance Network) a multidisciplinary, multicultural, forensic mental health organization. She frequently provides consultation and training to law enforcement agencies, service providers, faith-based organization, prosecutors, investigators, medical practitioners and the business sector internationally and domestically on trauma-informed counter-trafficking best practice.


Irene Sotelo Reyes

Ms Reyes is a Support Specialist for Victims of Human Trafficking and Social Educator at Adoratrices in Barcelona, Spain. With a background in Social Work she has an MA in Migration and Reception from the University of Barcelona. Her current work includes direct intervention in a residential setting, which promotes human rights of survivor of trafficking for sexual exploitation, and overall support to safe house residents.

Also Eve Poole (recorded video author of Toxic Capitalism)  and Grahame Maxwell (former UK lead for the UK Human Trafficking Centre).



#2020HTvision Social Media engagement

Follow the discussion and engage with some of the questions raised during our symposium through Twitter @ccarht and #2020HTvision,  Facebook  and on these pages.

We are offering through IbixInsight LLP an Institute of Leadership and Management Level 5 endorsed module on Strategic implementation in countering Human Trafficking – please be in touch with if you would like to find out more about this qualification, and how to access training brought directly to your organisation in this arena.

We are now working on developing an on line series culled from the symposium in order to articulate the #2020 globally informed vision for action, with impact for multi-agency networks, focussed on international concerns with local impacts.  CCARHT extends a warm inter-disciplinary invitation to join up the policy dots, and  address with rigourous reflection, compassion and humanity the contemporary issues and challenge which Human Trafficking poses in our fluid, late modern world.

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