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Victims of Trafficking and The Law - 23rd January 2012

VICTIMS OF TRAFFICKING AND THE LAW: Issues of Identification

Date: 23rd January 2011

Venue: University of the West of England, Bristol

Overview: The third conference in this Comic Relief funded project will focus upon issues of identification. Through feedback from previous meetings, this area was recognised as one of the most important issues of competency in assisting victims of trafficking. For the first time we will be running simultaneous "beginner" and "advanced" case study sessions so that those with existing knowledge can tackle more complex issues, and those with no background in this area can learn the basic identification criteria and get a general overview of the issues. Our expert panel of trainers will also present sessions on Family Law & Care Provisions, the National Referral Mechanism, Criminal Law, and EU Law.

Acknowledgements: We would like to thank Jackie Jones at the University of the West of England for kindly volunteering the venue and her assistance in planning this conference and for her expertise in this area. We are also particularly grateful to the expert trainers below for preparing the materials and leading the sessions: Kathryn Cronin (Garden Court Chambers), Louise Hooper (Garden Court Chambers), Cassandra Bligh (Dalton Holmes Gray), Zofia Duszynska (Hammersmith & Fulham Community Law Centre), Adam Weiss (The AIRE Centre) and Saadiya Chaudary (The AIRE Centre).

Materials for this conference and other background reading on legal aspects of human trafficking are available on our Conference Materials page.