Conferences 2010

Human Trafficking – The Nexus between Research and Operative Work

Time: Thursday, November 25, 2010, 09:00-17:00
Venue: Uppsala University, Main University Building, Hall 10
Language: English

On November 25, 2010, Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies (UCRS), Centre for Police Research and The Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS), arranged a conference titled "Human Trafficking - The Nexus Between Research and Operative Work".

Human trafficking is a global social problem that requires a common and comprehensive solution. In recent years, continuous progress has been made in developing a common vision of trafficking in human beings and there has been an increasing number of studies on this topic. However, there are still gaps in the ongoing investigations and information gathering and the need for a greater exchange of knowledge between relevant actors. A lack of dialogue between academics and practitioners is also an obstacle to research.

The aim of the workshop was to bring together leading researches from different disciplines and stakeholders at the operational level in order to exchange information on trafficking and facilitate the networking between these key actors.

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Below you will find conference materials.

Session 1. Overview of the Crime Human Trafficking - Legal Definition and Implementing Policies

Dominika Borg - International Definition of Human Trafficking

Natalia Ollus - Exploitation of migrant labour in Finland - indicators of trafficking for forced labour

Ingela Klinteberg - Trafficking in Human Beings

Session 2. Victim Support and Protecion

Rebecca Surtees - Coming home: challenges in the re-integration of trafficked persons

Maya Brenna - Victim support and protection, Rosa 2005-2010, Norway

Anna Jonsson - State obligations according to Interational Law

Session 3. Existing Cooperation Models and Knowledge Tools in the Fight against Human Trafficking

Marta Bociek - Data Collection as a knowledge tool to fight human trafficking

Patrik Cederlöf - National Support Operations Team

Cornelia Helfferich - The willingness to make a statement

Reda Sirgediene - The Lithuanian Experience

Session 4. Towards Better Synergy between Research and Operative Work to Improve Counter Trafficking Efforts

Carrie Pemberton-Ford - Multi-valency, multi-agency and multi-lateral approaches to human trafficking

Michael Carlin - The EU policy to fight and prevent trafficking in human beings

Sarah Craggs - The example of analysing IOM case management data