The Commodification of Human Beings: Exploring the Reality and Future of Modern-day Slavery
- When: March 27, 2009, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
- Where: William F. Starr Hall
The Connecticut Journal of International Law Spring Symposium 2009
Trafficking in persons is modern-day slavery involving victims who are forced, defrauded or coerced into labor or sexual exploitation. Victims are snared into trafficking by physical force or false promises regarding job/educational opportunities or marriages in foreign countries. Human trafficking has a devastating impact on individual victims, who often suffer physical and emotional abuse, rape, threats against self and family, passport theft, and even death. But the impact of human trafficking goes beyond individual victims; it undermines the health, safety and security of all nations it touches. Because human trafficking is transnational in nature, partnerships between countries are critical to win the fight against modern-day slavery.
Human trafficking is a multi-dimensional threat that deprives people of their human rights and freedoms. This year's symposium will address three types of modern-day slavery: domestic servitude, child soldiers and debt bondage. In addition to a keynote speaker, there will be three panel discussions entitled: (1) Domestic Servitude: Hidden in Plain Sight; (2) Child Soldiers: Life on the Front Lines; and (3) Peonage/Forced Labor: 21st Century Bondage.
|8:30 - 9:00||Registration & Breakfast|
|9:00 - 9:15||Opening Remarks Download the MP3
|9:15 - 10:45||Panel: Domestic Servitude: Hidden in Plain Sight Download the MP3
|10:45 - 11:00||Break/Refresher|
|11:00 - 12:30||Panel: Child Soldiers: Life on the Front Lines Download the MP3
|12:30 - 1:15||Lunch|
|1:15 - 2:00||Keynote Address: A Blight on the Nation: Slavery in Today's America Download the MP3
|2:00 - 3:45||Panel: Peonage/Forced Labor: 21st Century Bondage Download the MP3
|3:45 - 4:00
||Closing Remarks Download the MP3
If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact Jane Thierfeld Brown at (860) 570-5130 at least two weeks in advance.