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 

Jesus College
University of Cambridge

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This high level symposium, partnered by TriLateral Research and the Zovighian Partnership, represent an exclusive phase of study and engagement in what is now recognised as one of the most comprehensive Human Rights challenges of the Third Millennium, which demands our best thinking and most collaborative approaches, to generate politically sustainable and ethically empathetic answers.

The Cambridge Summer Symposium is currently seeking soft sponsors to support the travel and accomodation requirements for some of our international speakers who will be bringing their distinct and unique contributions to this critical symposium.  If you represent a business or IGO eager  to support this breakthrough symposium with a bursary, or a delegate or one of our final speaker contributions during the week. Please be in touch with the director at to discuss the opportunities here to support this cutting edge forum for developing Modern Day Slavery resilience for national and international communities.

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.

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3rd CCARHT Summer Symposium    Jesus College Cambridge University.

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

Day One  2nd July 2018  9.00 – 17.45


With experts sourced from the worlds of Child Psychotherapeutic interventions, those working with Refugees, Terror and Sexual Exploitation survivors, from the United States, Greece, Italy, the UK, South Africa, Nigeria and the Lebanon,  this is an important day for the consolidation of lessons learnt, and to take forward into the next years of appropriate support for survivors of trafficking abuses, and for building resilience for those who work in Civil Society Organisations and the Public Sector to note.  The day will be introduced by MEP Mary Honeyball, who will provide a European Union perspective on current energy to respond to the multiple challenges of Trauma which are arising.

Confirmed Speakers

Mary Honeyball European Union MEP (Labour)

Mike Dottridge (UNICEF adviser and former CEO of Amnesty International)
Cornelius Katona (Helen Bamber Foundation)
Halleh Seddighzadeh (Refugee and Asylum survivor therapist USA)
Alexander Chen (Greece and Turkey perspectives – Syrian survivors)

Lynn Zovighian recovery tracks for the Yazidi community (Lebanon)
The Seraph Project with   Issues to consider working with female survivors of Nigerian Trafficking

Maria Chiara Monti – “Guarantor of the childhood and adolescence” of Palermo’s Municipality, work with minors especially the victims of human trafficking, young Nigerian girls under eighteen (frequently raped and pregnant from passage through Libya).

Esohe Aghasi – Working with Nigerian communities in Italy


Day Two 3rd July 2018 9.00 – 17.45


With Brexit presenting some multiple challenges around the sphere of Transport control and Customs, this day will be exploring the multiple forms of Transport which are exploited for the execution of Trafficking of Persons, and what can be done to address the challenges which Transport providers face in this arena.

Confirmed speakers
Linda Ristagno IATA – (International Air Transport Association) Eyes wide open

Efthymios Papastavridis Professor of Law University of Oxford Jurisdiction at Sea

Fulvio Vassallo. Migration routes in the Mediterranean – and the role of CSO mercy ships

Markella Papadouli (The Aire Centre)  EU perspectives on liminality and borders

Professor Simon Stockley – Unfolding the UBER disruption methodology for Trafficking networks

Dr Carrie Pemberton Ford – A fresh look at Taxi networks – case study in the UK

Luba Husan – a view from the Levant

Dr Curtis Bell   Oceans Beyond Piracy – Mapping the Oceans – South to South Trafficking

Christine Mendonco – the rising challenge of Venezuela – routes out and protection challenges

CLIPATIZE – B2B Content marketing agency – creative methodologies for engagement


Day Three July 4th   Terror Day 9.00 – 17.45

In a recent Washington Post leader Jason Keiber noted that following recent terrorist attacks in Europe, countries have moved to cooperate more on policing than they did in the past. Yet more policing isn’t necessarily better.  For instance, International security cooperation may develop without regard for privacy, transparency and accountability. And cooperating on policing and intelligence may not be enough without also trying to fix the conditions that foster extremism in the first place.

This day focusses on the way in which both terrorist threat of communities, as with Daesh, or Boko Haram, unsettles whole communities, with trafficking exploitation occurring directly at the hands of the terrorist incursion, as well as being a secondary effect of the instability of the populations which are forced into migration and vulnerability of disrupted social networks of protection.  We shall also be examining the challenge of ongoing ethnic ‘cleansing’ and forcible eviction of populations by State Actors, as in the recent history of Myanmar with the Rohingya population.

Finally, we shall be looking at how concerns around ‘Terror’ may be affecting migration policies, increasing risks of trafficking across smuggling networks, as legal routes for ‘Northern’ migration are curtailed by deepening securitisation of Northern States and their borders.


Chissey Mueller IOM responsibilities for South Asia

Lynn Zovighian, Alexander Chen and Yazidi delegates.

Dr Fatima Akilyu – Boko Haram Resistance Charity

Mike Dottridge (former CEO of Amnesty International)

Terror and the translated discourse for Europe – Fulvio Vassallo Italian Advocate for the Aquarius.

Safe Mediterranean routes Refugee programme Director Professor Paulo Naso




Day Four July 5th Transparency Day 9.00
– 17.45

This day concentrates on the various ways in which the Supply Chain across industries and States are now being targeted for compliance around Transparency and Slave Free / Exploitation mitigated supply lines. With legislation inspired by the Californian State Legislature, we shall be welcoming Benjamin Greer one of the initiators of this legislation, as New Zealand, Canada and the European Union seek to develop additional initiatives to tackle modern slavery and broader human rights issues, in particular the Netherlands and Switzerland. Human rights reporting requirements throughout the EU is anticipated as Member States begin to implement the EU non-financial reporting directive (Directive 2014/95/EU).  Be part of a wide-ranging day which explores the gains and gaps of Transparency in the Supply Chain reporting, alongside looking at some of the initiatives being undertaken by retail and mining industries in this arena.

Benjamin Greer CAL Oes Emergency Service Response for California
Transparency and the Supply Chains

Jenny Wascak Sourcing Justice and CCARHT
Andrew Davies  Transport For London Procurement in the Public Sector.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough County Council – domestic responses

Professor David Grant   Helsinki University

Mike Dottridge (former CEO of Amnesty International)

Paul Gerrard Group Policy Director Co-operative Society

Dame Julie Okah Donli Director of NAPTIP

Oba Dokum Thomson (His Royal Majesty the Oloni of Eti-Oni, State of Osun, Nigeria

Day Five July 6th   Tech Day 9.00 – 18.00

The next phase of development of global society according to Harari in Homo Deus, is the technological revolution of AI, Algorithms of the Socio-Political sphere, and Robotics.  In many ways those who are deploying trafficking routes and ventures are more attuned to the potentialities of Tech than those who are mitigating the effects of exploitation or exploring the ways in which Tech could close down the opportunities for exploitation altogether in certain industries and regions.  With a wide-ranging brief from exploring potential tagging of assets, to block chain, mapping trafficking routes and ‘hot spots’, to improved reporting and CSO participation in the struggle against Trafficking, this is a day to bring your creative minds to participate and to enhance this field of engineering and AI responses.

Professor Simon Stockley Judge Business School– Apps for protection

Free University of Brussels – Fundamental Rights group

Julia Muraszkiewicz Trilateral Research

Jim Gamble – INEQE Child Protection Challenges

Patrizia Sacco Italian Space Research Station

The role of Blockchain

Ali Mirza – CCARHT and Telecom international

Marshalling the finance for development