Summer School

What the CCARHT summer Symposium is all about
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Each year CCARHT organises and delivers a cutting edge practitioner and  Senior Researcher Symposium,  with the possibility offered for MAs, young professionals, those seeking project development opportunities and skills training, able to participate alongside more seasoned academics and practitioners.
Alongside the Summer Symposium programme which  CCARHT runs every July for Senior Researchers, we also partner with other Universities to run out Human Trafficking focused Summer Schools, with a particular regional twist.  In Bucharest recently CCARHT has worked with the American Romanian University to deliver a week long school on the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly focusing on key issues which drive Human Trafficking, and build gender based risks for populations in countries of trafficking source.
Meanwhile in Palermo, Sicily, where the Palermo Protocol was initially opened for signature, CCARHT now has the privilege to partner a summer school with the University of Palermo – exploring the connections between Democracy, Human Rights, and Migration alongside Human Trafficking.
If you are interested in developing a University collaboration with CCARHT to assist the development of your bespoke regional Summer School be in touch with our Director of Programmes here.
If you would like to be a part of this unique and vibrant summer school be directly in touch with the course director here, and don’t forget to mention that you are a CCARHT network member to receive your discount.
Bursary Opportunity
We also have a small number of bursaries to make available for those who would like to work with CCARHT as interns developing particular areas of our research and Think Tank capability – if you are interested in pursuing this opportunity for June 2020 Palermo Summer School – please be in touch with us by March 20th 2020 with Intern Palermo Bursary in the subject line.
See the  13th Annual Symposium of the University of Palermo’s Migration, Human Rights and Democracy summer school 2019 on our Palermo Symposium pages.
The Symposium carries a CCARHT certificate of attendance, aligned to the ILM Level 5 Diploma on Leadership with Integrity.
The CCARHT Summer Symposium carries a CCARHT certificate of attendance, which is aligned to the ILM Level 5 Diploma on Leadership with Integrity –  and is a ILM approved Certificate in Counter Trafficking Professional Development.


The 2017 Faculty

Nazir Afzhal  OBE
Mr Nazir Afzal OBE is Chief Executive of the Association of Police and Crime Nazir AfzhalCommissioners. Nazir became Chief Crown Prosecutor for North West England in 2011 leading teams responsible for some of the highest profile cases in the country, including the child grooming case in Rochdale, Greater Manchester in 2015,  where over 12 men were accussed of Trafficking Offences against female children – over 47 girls came forward to have their cases of sexual exploitation investigated.
Nazir further made history as the first Muslim to be appointed to such a senior position and was Britain’s most senior lawyer within the Crown Prosecution Service. As one of the 13 chief crown prosecutors in England and Wales, he was responsible for more than 100,000 prosecutions a year and managed 800 lawyers and paralegals.  We are delighted to have Nazir with us to explore the challenges which face those who seek to protect children from such abuse and to effectively prosecute those who exploit.
Three girls - BBC Documentary on the Rochdale hundreds.Three girls – BBC Documentary on the Rochdale hundreds. Nazir Afzal will be speaking about his concerns of thousands of minors across Britain being exploited for sex, through the use of drugs, alcohol and grooming.
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.
Mary Honeyball MEP 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). Mary has been an advocate of securing safety through the now aborted Dubs programme of more than 3,000 unaccompanied children into the UK.  Mary will be  exploring what some of the potential impacts of #BREXIT might be as the UK unravels its legislation from that of the EU.  Expect a lively hour’s discussion and impassioned advocacy from a committed ‘remainer’ and champion for ending exploitation and violence against women and children.
Dr 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. Dr Halleh will be exploring the specific impacts of migratory and trafficking trauma on children, and opening up some avenues for future research,
Dr Carrie Pemberton Ford
Director of CCARHT, Convenor and Chair of the Symposium and recently carrie summer iappointed UNITAR Fellow – for the UN Training and Research Institute, working on Peace and Security capacity building. Formerly a UK Women’s National Commissioner, UK Human Trafficking Centre Board co-Chair of Research and Training, and founder of the pioneering UK based Victim Support and Housing Charity CHASTE. (University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, University of Durham and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts).
Carrie is currently heading a multi country study across the the European Union for RENATE – Religious Congregations committed to reduce  Human Trafficking exploitation internationally.  This study has a voluntary Research team of 20 individuals, working independently and co-ordinating through Dr Ford’s leadership.  Carrie has authored several such Government and policy influencing reports including most recently  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 and ‘Behind Closed Doors’   a major new report for Churches Together in England on opportunities for the Pentecostal and African Majority Churches to respond to Gendered Trafficking challenges and Domestic Violence. (Spring 2017)
Mike DotteridgeMike Dottridge
Mike Dottridge – an internationally renowned UK-based consultant on human rights issues linked to exploitation. Mike has a solid thirty years of leadership on human rights advocacy and protection expressed through the work of two internationally respected NGOs:  Amnesty International, focusing on situations in sub-Saharan Africa; and Anti-Slavery International, which he directed from 1996 until 2002.  Mike will be opening up some of the work he has been undertaking over the last couple of years in getting children’s rights protected within the migratory and refugee trajectory, in Europe and interSaraSilvestrinationally.
Dr Sara Sylvestri
Senior Lecturer in International Politics at the City University London, and Research Associate at POLIS and St Edmunds College University of Cambridge.  Sara has been recently commissioned to review the work of the Roman Catholic Church in social protection and in particular the challenges faced by those in migration and the Nation States which receive them.  Her session will be expounding the range of new directorates and directives within the Vatican and cascading across its dioceses and Archdioceses internationally.
Dr Silvestri will also be participating in a panel convened around the challenges posed by pugilistic Islamicism – rendered by Da*sh and Is*s and its current impact on the development of unaccompanied minors at risk of trafficking, during the week.
Glynn RankinGlynn
Formerly the Director of Legal Services for the UK Human Trafficking Centre (a multi-agency National Trafficking Centre (NTC) to combat human trafficking and deliver government policy and targets).  Glynn also 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 to the team.
Amanda Naylor
Assistant Director Impact CSA/CSE, Bernardo’s Head Office
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Dr Dorothea Czarnecki             Dorothea
Dr. Dorothea Czarnecki has worked in the anti-human-trafficking field for the last twelve years in Latin America, Europe and South East Asia, as part of the child rights organizations network ECPAT (Ending the Sexual Exploitation of Children). Dorothea has conducted research for the on child trafficking, German travelling child sex offenders in Cambodia and on child online protection (European Commission, UNICEF Vietnam, among others). She will be addressing the risk of sexual exploitation for refugee children as well as safe housing concepts for unaccompanied minors in Germany and the UK as reception countries for children on the move.
Michael McHugh
Michael McHugh is a UK registered senior school nurse and graduate of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. After several months visiting the ‘Calais Jungle’ to support operations for minors there, he resigned his full time  post to work with the Refugee Youth Service (RYS) which has been operational in Calais since 2015.  the RYS works with unaccompanied minors in Calais and the surrounding area. A key part of this work has been developing a relationship with NSPCC’s CTAC to refer minors to UK services, who are deemed to be at risk of trafficking.   RYS ‘s most recent work in Calais is focussing on using the contemporary research from Refugee Rights Data Project Research “Six Months On” to influence its service delivery with its mobile youth service.
Judy Boyle M.Ed.
Judy Boyle is the Founder and Executive Director of  the NO Project.
Over the last two years Judy has been building through the NO Project a network of ‘Youth Ambassadors’ working to raise awareness of Human Trafficking, and the multiple challenges of trafficking for sexual exploitation – addressing both the supply chain for this and its ‘demand’ nexus.  Judy will be joining us on-line to share the work she has been doing, and the educational impact of her work engaging young people in raising resistance to trafficking entrapment.  A sample of the work which we shall be exploring during her input includes GOLD COSTS MORE THAN MONEY – a short public service announcement by film students inspired by one of the diverse educational conferences with teachers from over 150 countries, which Judy has undertaken over the last couple of years.  The focus of the NO project is clearly  ‘youth-oriented’ and ‘youth-conceived’.
Professor Amelie ConstantAmelie Constant
Amelie F. Constant is a Visiting Research Scholar at Princeton University. Previously, she was the Director of Migration at the Institute for the Study of Labor and the Founding Editor of the IZA Journal of Migration. Before that, she was the Founding Director of DIWDC. She is on the Editorial Board of Applied Economics Quarterly, Global Germany in Transnational Dialogues, and the Quarterly Journal of Finance. In 2013 she was elected a Foreign Member of the European Academy of Sciences for her outstanding achievements as a researcher. She is also a Fellow of CESifo and Fellow of GLO, an affiliated scholar of the United Nations University-MERIT, and an academic member of ATINER. She serves on the board of directors of the U.S.-nonprofits AIRLEAP and SGE, and was the President of the Society of Government Economists from 2014-2017.
Amelie Constant has fifteen years of experience in teaching undergraduate and graduate classes at economics departments and public policy schools at Georgetown University, the George Washington University, the University of Alabama in Huntsville and Drexel University. She was the Vice Dean of the Graduate School at the German Institute for Economic Research, a research professor and the Chief of the graduate program and the students in DC.
Constant’s research lies mainly in the economics of migration. She has published seventy refereed articles and book chapters and has won several awards for them. She is the co-editor of the Foundations of Migration Economics, International Handbook of the Economics of Migration, the book How Labor Migrants Fare?, a volume of the Research in Labor Economics Journal, and three special issues of the Journal of International Manpower. She has written more than twenty five reports and op-ed pieces on migration issues.
Markella Papadouli
Markella Papadouli
Markella Papadouli is a Greek qualified, UK Registered European Lawyer and a Legal Project Manager for the AIRE Centre (Advice on Individual Rights in Europe). Markella is a member of the AIRE Centre strategic litigation team specialising in asylum and trafficking cases. Markella is further a Lecturer at London South Bank University in International Refugee Law and European Asylum Law and Policy.
Markella was the National Expert on Greece for the European Database on Asylum Law in 2013 and has also worked for the European Council on Refugees and Exiles, the International Rescue Committee and UNHCR Greece.
Markella’s contribution will focus on the impact of Brexit on asylum seeking and trafficked children while introducing the Upholding Rights! Early Legal Intervention toolkit on identification of trafficking victims.
Dr Elif Çetinelif
Elifis a Research Associate at the Von Hügel Institute, St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge, UK and also a Research Fellow of Wolfson College, University of Cambridge. Çetin holds a Ph.D. in Politics and International Studies, from the University of Cambridge where she wrote her dissertation on ‘Political Debates, Policy Objectives and Outcomes in British and Italian Immigration Politics, 1997-2010’. In 2013, she was granted one of the best presenter awards by Wolfson College Research Committee, Cambridge for her paper based on her Ph.D. Çetin recently finished a collaborative project on ‘The relevance of Catholic social thought and practice in the field of migration and asylum policy in the UK’ for which she secured competitive funding from the Charles Plater Trust (application jointly prepared by Dr Sara Silvestri). She was a visiting scholar at the European University Institute (Florence), and the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (Oxford).
Elif’s research interests and experience include politicisation of immigration, UK and Italian immigration politics, political discourse formation, development of immigration control policies in Europe and the role of state and non-state actors in shaping policies and politics of immigration and asylum in Europe.
Bernie Gravett – (Former MET senior police officer and head of Operation Golf)  explored the presence of Organised Crime groups in the Czech Republic, Vietnamese victims of Trafficking for criminal purposes in the UK, and gave a ring side account of how Organised Crime Groups working in Romania, can be significantly disabled through Joint Intelligence Co-operations secured bilaterally in the European Union.
 David Ashcroft
david AshcroftPlus other lecturers  on the management of Cyber and organised Crime, West African Unaccompanied Minors in Europe, The challenge of Vietnamese minors in France , the resilience of  ‘Palermo’ in the thrall of Mediterranean Migration, Safeguarding and Child Protection for Local Authorities and innovations in mental health recovery for children ‘in flight’ and in destination country ‘reception’.
This is an exceptional gathering of experts, and leading policy influencers in the area of Human Trafficking with our focus clearly on the challenges of Children in the Trafficking Chain.
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book your placeEnsure you are part of this academically rigorous and professionally validated week of study – five days of full on teaching, discussion, reflection and evidence based policy building with leading experts. Contact for inclusion on days 3 – 5 of this exceptional symposium, with detailed exposure to the pressing themes of protection which surround the challenges of children within the trafficking nexus, in the UK and internationally.

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Italian customers for unaccompanied minors working in the sex industry in Italy
Italian customers for unaccompanied minors working in the sex industry in Italy

The CCARHT Inaugural Symposium  2016
The 2016 symposium held at Jesus College Cambridge, was built around a highly engaging series of workshops, lectures, video links, break out groups, special topic days, film and regional analysis afternoons, with area specialism particularly concentrating on West Africa, and Central and Southern Asia.  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.
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)
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Upper Hall Jesus College University of Cambridge where the Symposium is taking place

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“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.