Human Trafficking In Asia: Modern-Day Forms Of Slavery
This program aims to put a spotlight on human trafficking in Asia, and in particular, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines.
Human trafficking is defined by the United Nations as the “recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons by improper means (such as force, abduction, fraud, or coercion) for an improper purpose including forced labor or sexual exploitation.” There are many forms of human trafficking today.) to:
Article 3(a) of the UN Trafficking in Persons Protocol (2000) defines human trafficking (trafficking in persons) as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability, or the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation, including at a minimum, sexual exploitation, forced labor or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs. There are many forms of human trafficking today.
The panelists below will discuss the new challenges being faced in combatting the different forms of modern-day human trafficking as well as the relevant current legal framework and the gaps therein.
This event is supported by:
- Philippine Bar Association
- Coalition Against Trafficking in Women – Asia Pacific (CATW-AP)
- The Multi-stakeholders Initiative for Accountable Supply Chain of Thai Fisheries (MAST)
- International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC)
Thank you to our sponsors!
- October 6, 2021
- 8:00 PM
- 9:30 PM
- Virtual Participation
- Speaker: Jean Enriquez, Executive Director, Coalition Against Trafficking in Women - Asia Pacific (CATW-AP), Manila Philippines
- Speaker: Bindu Sharma, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC)
- Speaker: Dornnapha Sukkree, Managing Director, TLCS Legal Advocate Company Limited, Bangkok, Thailand
- Moderator: Miriam Rose Ivan L. Pereira, Counsel, Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners, Tokyo, Japan
- Moderator: Alexandra Piscionere, Associate, Braverman Greenspun, New York, New York, U.S.A.
- International Section
- Human Rights Committee (International)
- UN And International Organizations Committee
- Asia & Pacific Region Committee
- Criminal Justice Section
- Women In Law Section