"The Trafficking Jam: Enforcement Challenges in Fighting Human Trafficking" with Dr. Julie A. Dahlstrom
This class offers an opportunity for students to learn about the field of human trafficking, a widespread and serious human rights violation that involves as many as 27 million people worldwide. Although it has long been recognized as a compelling human rights problem, it presents serious enforcement and protection dilemmas that transcend legal categories and requires attorneys, policy makers, and others to develop new, innovative approaches.
Internationally, the conceptual framework of “human trafficking” was shaped both by human rights concerns and by efforts to combat transnational organized crime. Current approaches in the United States still rely heavily on prosecutorial models wherein protection may depend on the survivor’s continued cooperation in the criminal case. We will explore the lawyer’s role in such an imperfect system, and how advocates and the general public can engage in other ways, including through legislative advocacy, community organizing, and other methods.
Free and open to the public
Department of History | Phone (603) 862-1764 | Fax (603) 862-1502
423 Horton Social Science Center | 20 Academic Way | Durham, NH 03824