Summer School


 Get Ready for the Cambridge Summer School 2017

July 17th – 22nd 2017 (Film evening on the 16th and 20th with Panel)

With limited places for this unique opportunity to deep dive with specialists working in

Child protection and childhood trauma recovery

European Migration challenges
The missing children of DUBS

Children exploited in Criminality – how ‘minority’ is exploited by Organised Crime

Sub-Saharan Trafficking contexts

Supply Chain regulation – the gaps and gains of the first year –

One year after Oliver – Is the Swedish perspective on Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation on a political roll?

Plus a review of some of the leading outcomes of legal challenge in the UK and Europe and the effective protection of the State.

The 2016 Summer School #2020HTVISION offered the first opportunity for academics and counter trafficking practitioners to engage with others from multiple disciplines and heads of international counter-trafficking organisations face to face and through skype, during a week long summer symposium.

The Summer School of 2017 – will bring together experts in the fields of child trafficking, legal protection, supply chain auditting, and the interrogation of consumption within the business model of trafficking. With face to face  teaching, workshops, film, on line collaboration, and lectures across a packed week this is an opportunity to dive deep, and build your network and your capability in this area in one of the ubiquitous concerns for governments, law enforcement, health and social services, and communities across the world.

Do be in touch to book your place around the 2017 table  – on line booking will be here shortly –  #2020HTvision   2017   get in touch with

What attendees of the 2016 Summer School hd to say:

Pankhuri Argarwal


The 2016 symposium was built around a highly engaging series of workshops, lectures, video links, break out groups, special topic days, film and regional analysis afternoons.  Taking place in the heart of the historic college environment of Cambridge, with the legacy of Thomas Clarkson, William Wilberforce and Peter Peckard to drive forward inspiration for the ongoing task of delivering momentum for change and serious interdiction of Trafficking abuse internationally and nationally, this symposium shared its learning and thinking with a wider audience through the medium of twitter up dates and social media engagement across the week.  With the launch of the #2020HTvision  CCARHT is committed to a widening engagement on the significant and complex challenges which Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery presents all countries in the world.


LECTURERS (2016 Summer Symposium)

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 MEP Mary honeyball

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 Rankin Glynn Ran

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.

Dr Sarah Steele 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 P.M. Nair Professor 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.

Professor Beatri Kruger 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.

Dr Paulo Campana  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

Dr Plambech is a Post Doctural researcher at the Danish Institute for Sine PlambechInternational 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 NwoguVictoria 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.

Dr Bonny Lingbonny 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 PokharelShyam 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 SeddighzadehDr Halleh

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 ReyesIrene

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).



Finding-the-Right-Twitter-Conversations#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.


NEXT SUMMER SYMPOSIUM  July 24th – 29th 2017.
University of Cambridge College host.


Curriculum Summer 2016.

Jesus College Cambridge 1st – 4th August 2016
Westcott House  5th -6th August 2016

Film Night  Wednesday 3rd August –

Saturday morning  6th August migration themes (contact for more information )

Transparency and Business Supply Chains  (August 5th 2016)


Would you like to keep abreast with the work of CCARHT

Sign up for our Newsletter –  and develop an organisational partnership / associate relationship if you are an institute at  or a note to our director for those seeking an internship and bursary for next year’s symposium and training programme.

PRESS  please be in contact to to arrange interviews during the week, and following press release on MDS and Human Trafficking concerns as the week unfolds.


Upper Hall Jesus College University of Cambridge where the Symposium is taking place

Explore current

“This year’s TIP Report asks – questions, because ending modern slavery isn’t justa fight we should attempt—it is a fight we can and mustwin.” US TIP report 2016Trafficking in Persons Report
John.F.Kerry  Secretary of State

Be part of the emerging #2020HTvision, some of those coming will grab themselves the first part of an ILM endorsed programme in leadership and management interwoven into our delivery of the tough questions which need to be answered around Human Trafifcking today.  This is a unique chance to engage with others from other disciplines and organisations during a week long dedicated summer symposium, built around workshops, lectures, video links, break out groups, special topic days, and regional analysis afternoons, set in the heart of Cambridge at the historic college of Jesus College …with some time in the evenings to enjoy the cultural delights of this stunning University city at the end of a hard-worked day.

 DAY DELEGATE RATES on request –

Representatives of Faith Organisations working to develop competency in effective response and addressing underlying socio-economics of inequalities and the exigencies of demand

  • Top Barrister’s Chambers taking forward pioneering compensation and effective remedy cases

Special Day for Business Friday 5th August – exploring Innovation and the impacts of the Transparency Supply Chain on businesses and how to mainstream counter trafficking into business as usual.

A FACULTY brought together from CCARHT’s extensive University and * Accomodation available through Westcott House Cambridge directly opposite symposium Upper Hall  – CCARHT reference obtains accomodation at £45 – £55 per night.

Special Focus sessions considered the following:

  • Transparency in the Supply Chain – the Modern Day Slavery Act 2015 and the role of the corporate sector.
  • A case for National response hubs –  a case study from the UK – the UKHTC, NCA and the GLA
  • Gender and Human Trafficking – Sustainable Development Goal 5 and the impacts on Trafficking vulnerabilities.
  • Trafficking, the rights to asylum and migration control.
  • Innovations – separating out disruptive technology from gizmos.
  • Exiting Children from the global supply chain.
  • Sex, the City and Crime.
  • Big Data and singular accounts.
  • Supply chain transparency

Regional analysis

  • China and the Far East – led by Dr Bonnie Ling CCARHT Adjunct Research Fellow, University of Zurich
  • Nigeria and West Africa
  • Europe and Eurasia

Presentations from

  • University Research  working with the current challenges of North African Migratory flows
  • University Researchers modelling the effectiveness of NGO responses to Counter Trafficking capacity raising
  • Specialists in enforcement, safe housing provision, advocacy campaigns, public sector accountability, multi agency working, prosecution, supply chain challenges.

Video Conference with

  • NGO and UN specialists working on gender, justice and rehabilitation challenges
  • Leading academics working on research with at risk commmunities to discover some of the dynamics and agency involved in trafficked journeys
  • Law enforcement specialists – India, UK
  • Psychotherapists working with survivors of trafficking abuse – in the US, Spain and the UK.


Over the week we shall be watching a range of  films and shorts, from production houses in Europe, India, the U.S and the Middle East, addressing issues of contemporary concern around Human Trafficking.  This is a wonderful opportunity to engage with the material at multiple levels,  to consider with yur peers the impact and potential of film to engage  public imagination, impact public policy, and transform the wider context in which Human Trafficking is set.
For more information – and to grab a seat at one of the film events, Tuesday 2nd, Wednesday 3rd and Saturday 6th August)  contact


TRUST FUNDS and CSR Business Foundations – If you would like to sponsor some of those currently applying to be a part of this special week from NGOs and Universities in the less economically vibrant southern hemisphere, then please be in touch with – as we have delegates anxious to attend, without the funds available.  Thank you – this would be a great way to facilitate the important questions getting asked and some of the working answers getting trialled where it matters most.


Human Trafficking undermines the stability of states, obliterates the autonomy, dignity and safety of those trafficked,  and is a violation of our common humanity.
It is a trauma on the quest for an evolved humanity, with economic, humanitarian, geo-political, relational and social impacts at every point of its trajectory.  To start to understand it and to respond to it with intelligence, rigour and human empathy is the beginning of late modern wisdom.
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Dr Carrie Ford  Director of CCARHT and
Founder & former Director of CHASTE – pioneering FC NGO network for safe housing  in the UK.





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