The 2018 CCARHT Summer Symposium
Five Ts of Trafficking : Trauma, Transport, Terror, Transparency (in Supply Chains) and Tech.
held on July 2nd – July 6th 2018 at Jesus College University of Cambridge
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The CCARHT team is currently working on developing the Mini White Papers built on the presentations and panel deliberations of this intensive week long Symposium. Held in the heart of the University of Cambridge at Jesus College, and curated by the Cambridge Centre of Applied Research in Human Trafficking – the Expert Panels and Presentations were brought together in collaboration with Trilateral Research and the Zovighian Partnership.
The Symposium covered the pressing challenges of Human Trafficking in its global contexts, with the Venezuelan crisis in focus, the genocide of the Yazidi community and post Daesh responses, Nigerian Juju organised criminality and trafficking nexus, the global re-balancing of trade relations, IP and tech developments and business opportunities, supply and value chain interconnectedness, the ongoing ‘Human Rights and Safety’ collapse of North African to Italy, Spain, Malta and Greece migratory routes in focus, Block Chain, and how to generate the rights of global citizenship and safe movement, for a world with 65.6 million displaced persons. [How to mobilise and render effective the deployment of the Geneva Passport granted by the 1951 convention, which sought to secure essential rights of movement and freedom to access work, education and dignity for those displaced by war, and the failure of their states to secure their safety was one of the pressing questions for the third day on Terror]
Previous Events Archive
The Health and Wealth of Nations : Supply Chains in Focus for Business and Faith addressing Human Trafficking
20th March 2018 CCARHT with JustShare and St Paul’s Institute
in St Mary Le Bow London
with Baroness Young of Hornsey – Sponsor of the Transparency in the Supply Chain Bill 2015 now passed into legislation,
Natalie Evans – Head of Procurement for the Corporation of the City of London
Professor Simon Stockley (Judge Business School, University of Cambridge)
Dr Carrie Pemberton Ford (Director of Cambridge Centre for Applied Research in Human Trafficking)
+ members of Business Supply Chain procurement divisions, Gangmasters Labour Abuse Agency, and local Government Principals taking forward Local Government Procurement transparency mandates.
November 25th 2016 – 4pm St Edmund’s College University of Cambridge .
With deaths in the Southern Meditteranean now set to reach well over 4,000 for 2016, Dr Pemberton Ford addresses the cluster of complex forces at work in North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East – which are currently displacing over five million people from Syria – and mobilising hundreds of thousands of those in Sub-Saharan Africa to find life-solutions outside of their own countries.
Whose Responsibility is this? And Why Care?
Cambridge Counter Trafficking
July 31st – August 6th 2016
Professional Certificate in Tackling Human Trafficking TRAINING
ICPS CMI training in London.
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The March Training course is a specialist training course leading to a Level 5 Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Certificate in Management and Leadership, prepared in collaboration with and delivered through the ICPS (International Centre of Parliamentary Studies). Upon completion of this four day-long course and subsequent written tasks, the successful candidate will be awarded a Level 5 CMI certificate in Management & Leadership showing the CMI units achieved. The CMI is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. The professional qualifications offered by the Institute are internationally recognised and sought after. CCARHT is delighted to be able to support this effort in working into International Embassies and Governments Civil Service capabilities in this area of specialism.
Bespoke Training in Victoria: London UK
Professional Certificate in Tackling Human Trafficking
Day One – Monday 14th March 2016
Day Two – Tuesday 15th March 2016
|09:45||Chair’s Introduction and Recap|
|10:00||Political and Social Impacts
Looking the other way?
Punishment of perpetrators – lack of perceived accountability?
The victims are those who suffer most – health, emotional trauma
The creation of social inequalities and stigma
Civil society momentum generating political will – case study
|11:15|| The Immigration/Asylum Debate and Impact on Policy
How political attitudes to migration/asylum feed trafficking
These attitudes putting victims at risk
Case study: the Eastern Mediterranean
|13:00||Gender and Human Trafficking
How does human trafficking target different gender groups?
Gender equality efforts and their importance
Case study: sex trafficking of young girls in the UK and E.Europe
|14:45||Supporting Victims of Human Trafficking
The vastly different support structures worldwide
The risks of not supporting victims of human trafficking
Identifying and referring victims of human trafficking
|16:15||End of Day Wrap Up|
Day Three – Wednesday 16th March 2016
|09:45||Chair’s Introduction and Recap|
|10:00||Policy Planning: Prevention
Identifying sections of society most vulnerable – research
Anti-trafficking strategies embedded in all policy areas
Legislative measures and resource allocation
Training for stakeholders
|11:15||Policy Planning: Protection
UNODC 2008 Toolkit to Combat Trafficking in Persons
Ensuring victims are not classified as criminals due to their status
Winning the confidence of victims: protecting the identity of victims and providing for their safety
|13:00|| Policy Planning: Prosecution
Enhancing pre-existing criminal penalties
Capacity building of law enforcement and justice bodies
Obstacles: clandestine nature, concerns of victims
Building international technical cooperation and consensus
Ensuring serious penalties for traffickers
Special training for local law enforcement bodies
|14:00|| Policy Planning: Re-Integration
Refuges for survivors and initial contact
Judicial and citizenship arrangements for victims of trafficking
Overcoming social stigma and personal emotional scars
Practical considerations: financial, citizenship, employment
Which bodies are responsible for rehabilitation and reintegration?
|15:15||Stakeholder Engagement and a Holistic Approach
Who are the key stakeholders? – Governments, Business, Media and Civil Society
The importance of blending top down and bottom up approaches
Effective partnerships, communication and coordination
Strategies to involve all stakeholders
Best and worst practice examples
|16:15||End of Day Wrap Up
Questions and discussion
Day Four – Thursday 17th March 2016
FGM conference London May 13th 2015 One of the many drivers associated with Gender inequality which CCARHT director Dr Carrie Pemberton Ford has engaged in research, reporting and
policy advocacy. See more on IbixInsight.com pages for the work of Dr
Pemberton Ford in this area.
In a recent piece of Expert Witness work Dr Pemberton Ford saw the eliding of
Police intervention around FGM which enabled the disclosure of an historic case of Human Trafficking here in the UK.
Vulnerable communities of girls at risk of this form of UN designated Child
Rights abuse and Violence against Women and Girls, are also part of communities at risk of Human Trafficking, due to poverty, the instability of their civil societies, gendered inequalities, religious radicalisation and the undermined State infrastructure which is failing to protect children’s rights and empower women and the girl child in their natal communities.
Dr Carrie Pemberton Ford – Key note speech on the 13th May 2015 in the ORT Conference centre London.
For more information and to book into the conference –
THE SOUTH MEDITERRANEAN CRISIS
An evening of film and expert-led discussion
5.30 to 7.30pm,
Wednesday 29th April, 2015
University of Cambridge
Institute of Criminology B4
Supporting the work of The Cambridge Migration Research Network CCARHT invites you to an evening of discussion following the presentation of the award-winning film “A Land of Transit”
This will be followed by a panel & audience discussion with amongst others and participation from experts within the audience
Dr Geoffrey Edwards, Senior Fellow and Emeritus Reader in European Studies, Department of Politics and International Studies,
Dr Sara Silvestri, Affiliated Lecturer, Department of Politics and International Studies
Dr Thomas Jeffrey Miley, Lecturer in Political Sociology, University of Cambridge and
Paolo Martino director of the Film.
B4, Institute of Criminology Sidgwick Site University of Cambridge
Thursday 30th April 2015
Human Trafficking Seminar
University of Cambridge
- Room B4, Institute of Criminology.
University of Cambridge Sidgwick Site.
Ajeet Singh, Founder of Guria – Award-winning human rights organisation
Ajeet Singh, with his organisation Guria, has worked at the frontline in the fight against human trafficking in northern India for 25 years. It is estimated that there are currently around 1.2 million children being exploited in the sex industry in India. Guria has earned an international reputation for its legal work and successful prosecutions of human traffickers, an extremely dangerous but essential area of work. Guria’s mission is to liberate and empower sex workers and to eliminate the commercial sexual exploitation of children. Guria pursue a holistic, grassroots approach working directly with the women and children affected and have built linkages with the Indian government, the UN, Asian Human Rights Commission, Frontline, The Freedom Fund and many more. Guria have succeeded in making Varanasi the only city in India with a red light area which is free of children who are being sexually exploited for commercial gain.
February 5th 2015
At Lucy Cavendish College
Hazel Thompson: Exposing the truth of sex slavery & trafficking.
There will be an exhibition of Hazel’s photographs, and the chance to talk to Hazel Thompson from 17:30 – 18:00. Wolfson Room, Straithaird Building in Lucy Cavendish College.
The report on the London Olympics of 2012 and human trafficking risks and counter trafficking opportunities was presented to an invited audience of Journalists, CSR representatives and NGOs in the second week of July just before the initiation of the Olympics. Now available on Kindle for electronic download , the report is making its way around the United Nations, interested embassies, businesses looking to inform their corporate social responsibility, and UK Government departments. You do not need a Kindle to download and read the report as both PCs, iPads and iReaders are able to upload a reading app from Amazon. Please follow the link for more information on this.
The report has been distributed widely to international agencies working in resistance to trafficking, counter trafficking authorities, enforcement agencies, NGOs and Sports Federation representatives. Our blog will be reviewing some of the contents of the report and the issues arising through our ongoing engagement with stakeholders on these important and current issues of central public concern.
Launch of Trafficking Impact Report in London
A number of informal briefings have been held for the Sports industry, local governance, sponsoring businesses, the press, embassies and police forces. We are now in the second iteration of the report and have recently presented to a number of Universities and Third Sector organisations on the prescient issues contained in the report. Do be in touch if you would like a presentation or panel participation from CCARHT as part of your counter trafficking work, awareness raising and knowledge and training build. Lead author Dr Carrie Pemberton Ford is a popular and compelling speaker and blogs regularly on a number of social media sites on trafficking research and contemporary challenges in this area of intervention.
London 2012 and Sporting Mega Events – Trafficking risks, social impact and cultural legacy – a background report commissioned by the Legatum Institute on the Olympics and sporting international events and trafficking implications which recommends new strategies to mitigate against trafficking impacts of international sports events.
Seven things you should know about Sports Mega events and Human Trafficking – (forthcoming 2012 in Press)
November 21st 2012 Coming out of the Shadows – a day conference on Human Trafficking and its implications for Wales (/strong>
To book your place visit www.bawso.org.uk/events or email email@example.com
CCARHT September 2012
CCARHT in Association with IbixInsight LLP
(as featured in Policing Today – follow our blog)
Police and Crime Commissioners conference September 2012 on September 13th 2012.