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Friday, December 2 • 09:00 - 11:00
Greasing the Wheels: Understanding how Human Traffickers Exploit Corruption Networks; and What We Can Do About It

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Trafficking of human beings undermines global justice as a human rights violation and transnational crime, facilitated by corruption. In 2014 the ILO said that forced labour in the private economy generates US$ 150 billion in illegal profits per year. However, few victims are identified or perpetrators convicted, making this a low risk high profit crime. Unscrupulous employers benefit from unpaid work on a massive scale throughout global supply chains, where the normal rules of market competition are deviated or disrupted. Corruption has a direct impact on the human rights of trafficked persons, as an innate part of the lucrative business of trafficking, along with violence. Human trafficking is in fact stolen labour and the costs of corrupt practices are passed on to the victims by the human traffickers, while the proceeds are re-invested in criminal or legitimate activities. To compound the problem, traffickers can obstruct criminal justice to escape prosecution, and can undermine the safety of victims.

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Daniela Pastrana

Executive Director, Periodistas de a Pie
Periodista especializada en derechos humanos y movimientos sociales. Sus crónicas retratan a las personas más desprotegidas y los movimientos sociales. Actualmente escribe para la agencia Inter Press Service (IPS). Coautora de varios libros colectivos, ha sido profesora y jurado en diversos premios de periodismo. Desde 2010 es la Directora Ejecutiva de Periodistas de a Pie
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Paul Radu

Executive Director, OCCRP
Paul Radu is the executive director of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project and a co-creator of the Investigative Dashboard concept, of Visual investigative Scenarios visualization software and of RISE Project, a new platform for investigative reporters and hackers in Romania. | | Twitter: @IDashboard
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Dr. Louise Shelley

Director, Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center, Traccc, George Mason University
Illicit trade, human trafficking, transnational crime, corruption and terrorism, illicit wildlife trade | author of Dirty Entanglements:Corruption, Crime and Terrorism.
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Natalia Suzuki

Program Coordinator, Reporter Brasil
Natalia Suzuki is a political scientist and journalist who received her BA in Political Science from the University of Sao Paolo and a MA in Human Rights and Humanitarian Intervention from the University of Bologna. Nowadays, she coordinates Slavery No Way, a educational program coordinated by Reporter Brasil NGO and dedicated to prevent human trafficking and slave labor in Brazil.

Session Coordinator
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Ruth Freedom Pojman

Senior Advisor, CTHB, OSCE
Ruth Freedom Pojman is the Senior Advisor, OSCE Office of the Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings (OSR/CTHB). She supports the Special Representative with policy level analysis and provides recommendations on issues relating to the application of principles of due diligence and transparency in addressing risks of exploitation throughout supply chains, to encourage governments to incorporate... Read More →


Duncan Jepson

Founder, Liberty Asia
Duncan Jepson founded Liberty Asia, to fight human trafficking and exploitation. It has been pioneering an approach using available anti-money laundering infrastructure and laws to disrupt the supply of banking and financial services to the funding of modern slavery. Liberty Asia has also developed and implemented a victim case management system for NGOs to better manage, store and analyse victim information. A Hong Kong based corporate lawyer... Read More →

Friday December 2, 2016 09:00 - 11:00
San Lorenzo

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