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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... Read More →

Paul Radu

Executive Director, OCCRP Bucharest
Paul Radu is the executive director of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, a co-creator of the Investigative Dashboard and of visual investigative scenarios visualisation software vis.occrp.org. He is a co-founder of the RISE Project, a platform for investigative reporters and hackers in Romania. He has held a number of fellowships including the 2008 Knight International Journalism fellowship with the International Center for Journalists as well as a 2009-2010 Stanford Knight Journalism Fellowship. He is the... Read More →
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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 tradeauthor 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... Read More →

Session Coordinator
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Ruth Freedom Pojman

Senior Adviser, Global Fund to End Modern Slavery
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... 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... Read More →

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