Day ONE

Day one will unravel the elements of trafficking which are woven across the trajectories of international adoption, as well as in country adoption, particularly where adoption has been routinised through children’s institutions where babies have been surrendered to the care of the state, due to cultural stigmatisation, and the constraints of poverty.  Countries currently in the frame include New Zealand, Canada, the USA, Ireland, Greece, the Philippines, China.

Day TWO

Day two will address the unpalatable and heinous crimes which surround the harvesting of organs, body parts and body products through deception, constraint, force, abuse of power, or the giving or receiving of payments of persons to achieve the consent of a person who has control over another person – for the exploitation of their body.  Countries currently in the frame include Mozambique, RSA, DR Congo, Benin, Nigeria, Libya, Italy, India, Bangladesh, East Asia, Norway, the Gambia, Romania and Moldova, Ukraine.

Day THREE

Day three will bring our attention back, principally but not exclusively, to female bodies, and the way in which bodies have their ‘value’ extracted through various forms of penetration, sexualised violence, and traumatic violation.  We shall be considering the various degrees of violation in relation to the extraction and proliferation of sexualised images, alongside the voyeuristic exploitation of bodies through the deployment of web-based technologies which have been literally on steroids during Covid 19, and the ongoing mainstream exploitation of young women, boys, and transgendered people through recruitment into various aspects of the unregulated and regulated ‘sex industry’. We shall be exploring the utility of various forms of policy in generating safer and more respectful environments for sexual exchange in our late modern economies. Countries in the frame include Nigeria, Romania, Albania, Nepal, the Philippines, Mexico, Cyprus, Indonesia, USA, Sweden, Ireland, the UK.

Day FOUR

Day four   Masterclass opportunity – for those preparing their theses, looking to publication or undertaking fresh lines of research to be in conversation with some of those participating in the three-day open seminars.  Please fill in the contact sheet on the area you are working on, so that we can facilitate ad day which responds to your particular area of academic and project formation need.  Research Methodologies to consider, enabling of senior networks, building peer support, evaluation framing, coaching for research defence, opening of networks for potential internships and first appointments.

Lecturers confirmed

Ivana Bacik – is a barrister and Reid Professor of Criminal Law, Criminology and Penology at Trinity College Dublin. She is a Senator for Dublin University (first elected in 2007; re-elected in 2011, 2016 and 2020). She leads the Labour group in Seanad Éireann. Her publications include Legal Cases that Changed Ireland (co-edited with Mary Rogan, Clarus Press, 2016). She chaired the Oireachtas ‘Vótáil100’ Committee programme in 2018 to mark the centenary of women’s suffrage in Ireland and is the Labour candidate in the July 2021 bye-election in Dublin Bay South. 
Dr Marcel Van Der WattMarcel is a senior lecturer at the University of South Africa (UNISA); Research Director for the Global Resource Epicenter against Human Trafficking (GREAT); and Case Manager for the National Freedom Network (NFN). He is an ex-member of the South African Police Service (SAPS) where he worked as hostage negotiator and investigator attached to the Hawks (DPCI) and Sexual Offences (FCS) Unit.

Valiant Richey   – OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings – Valiant (Val) Richey is the OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings. He represents the OSCE at the political level on anti-trafficking issues and assists the 57 OSCE participating States in the development and implementation of anti-trafficking strategies and initiatives. His office also serves a coordinating function among OSCE structures and institutions involved in combating trafficking in human beings. 

Arun DohleArun Dohle (b. 1973) was adopted by a German couple from an Indian orphanage.  Like many adoptees, he started to search for his roots in his late teens. The Indian orphanage did not want to provide access to his file. Arun addressed the Indian Courts and it took 17 years to finally obtain access to the desired information. That´s how he learned that adoption is not about what is “good” for children, but rather protects the interests of adoption agencies, adoptive parents, and other vested interests.

Erica Newman –   Researcher at the  University of Ottawa,  New Zealand. Maori Adoptions and Restoration of prior forms of protective care

Dr Esohe AghatiseHead of Research DFID programme Benin City 2018 -2020 Nigeria –  Founder of IROKO
an NGO providing services to potential victims of trafficking, survivors of prostitution, returnees and vulnerable women, girls and families in Edo State, Nigeria.
Jan Samuel Willoch – Junior Research Fellow, CCARHT  Health Tourism
 
Professor P.M. NairSenior Fellow CCARHT, Advisor NRCHT (Indian National Resource Centre of HT) at RR Univ; Former Project Coordinator, Anti-Human Trafficking, with the UNODC; Former IPS officer; Former Nodal Officer, NHRC (Human Rights Com, India); Dr Nair has so far personally trained more than 62,000 stakeholders across India, Set up nine Anti-Human Trafficking Units which is now replicated to 729 Districts)

Dr Sarah Steele – Senior Research Associate CPH University of Cambridge and Deputy Director of the Intellectual Forum at Jesus College, Cambridge.

Dr Bonny Ling – Senior Research Fellow CCARHT, Fellow of Institute for Human Rights and Business

Prof Silvia Tabusca –  Romanian American University in Bucharest,  Romania.

Dr Gonda Van Steen – Koraes Chair of Modern Greek and Byzantine History, Language and Literature. Director, Centre for Hellenic Studies,  Kings College London

Dr Saradamoyee Chaterjee  Senior Research Fellow  CCARHT, Lecturer, Centre of Development Studies,  University of Cambridge

Dr Halleh Seddighzedeh  Director of the Arman Foundation  USA.   Trauma and survivor of trafficking Psychologist

Mary Honeyball  MEP retd  Convenor of the Honeyball Report 2013 European Parliament

Convenors for the Symposium

Dr Carrie Pemberton Ford   Executive Director of CCARHT and Senior Research Fellow MBIT University of Cambridge
Dr Esohe Aghatise   Head of Research DFID programme Benin City 2018 – 2020  Iroko
Dr Simon Stockley   Judge Business School,   University of Cambridge
Dr Saradamoyee Chaterjee  Senior Research Fellow  CCARHT, Lecturer, Centre of Development Studies,  University of Cambridge
Arun Dohle
Mary Honeyball  MEP retd  Convenor of the Honeyball Report 2013 European Parliament
Prof Soulla Louca 
Director, Institute For the Future, School of Business, University of Nicosia
Prof Silvia Tabusca  Romanian American University in Bucharest,  Romania.
Dr Halleh Seddighzedeh  Director of the Arman Foundation  USA
Dr Bonny Ling   Senior Research Fellow CCARHT, Fellow of Institute for Human Rights and Business
Hugo Tomazeti  (CCARHT Admissions).