Human Trafficking: Strategies for a Solution
 
 

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Human Trafficking: Strategies for a Solution

Human trafficking, commonly referred to as slavery, has existed since mankind’s earliest historical records. The Code of Hammurabi circa 1754 BC, one of the oldest codes of formal law, specified that the punishment for helping a slave escape was death. The existence of slavery in the Greek and Roman Empires was ubiquitous as evidenced by extant writings regulating the interactions of free men and slaves. The Enlightenment introduced revolutionary ideas among them the inalienable rights of all individuals and thus questioning the enslavement of humans. However, it was not until the year 2000, that the United Nations passed the Palermo Protocol. This was a significant turning point for human trafficking for it marked the first global coalition whose aim was to abolish human trafficking. For the first time in world history, 117 nations came together to acknowledge the need to prevent human trafficking, protect victims, punish traffickers and promote cooperation among nations to eradicate trafficking of human beings.

Conference Goal
To provide a multidisciplinary forum for sharing the research, scholarship, and policies in the area of human trafficking.

Target Audience
Researchers, clinicians, social workers, administrators, educators, law enforcement, policy makers, and those who are interested in promoting social justice.

Objectives
As a result of participating in this conference, participants will have the ability to:

  • Describe cutting edge research in the scholarship of human trafficking.
  • Examine the challenges facing practitioners who encounter human trafficking survivors.
  • Network with researchers, practitioners and community leaders.
  • Facilitate and promote emerging research in the scholarship of human trafficking.

CEU Credit
1 CEU credit offered for conference attendance at no additional cost.

Course Reserve
We have also arranged a course reserve for the books authored by the keynote speakers. These books will be on course reserve during the fall 2016 semester. Students and faculty will be permitted to check them out for 2 hours at a time. The books can be found under the course number "HUMANTRAFFICKING" or the course name "Human Trafficking Conference".

Special Thanks
This conference is sponsored by the SUNY Conversations in the Disciplines Program.
Additional Support has been provided by:
      The Office of the President, SUNY Buffalo State College
      The Office of the Provost, SUNY Buffalo State College
      The Office of the Dean of the School of the Professions, SUNY Buffalo State College
      The Office of the Dean of the School of Natural and Social Sciences, SUNY Buffalo State College
      The Office of the Dean of University College, SUNY Buffalo State College
      The Office of the Dean of Arts and Humanities, SUNY Buffalo State College
      The Criminal Justice Department, SUNY Buffalo State College


If you have any questions please email us at: traffickingsolutions@buffalostate.edu


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