Postgraduate students studying Transnational Criminal Law and Human Rights Violations, together with their Programme Leader Karen Clubb, recently attended a national student conference on Migration and Human Rights. This is one of a number of valuable student learning opportunities the University has funded as part of the Postgraduate law provision.
The conference focussed on the current legal protection to counter the vulnerability of migrants in being subject to modern slavery and forced labour as forms of human trafficking. The event provided students with an opportunity to listen the views of high level policy makers including Ms Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, Special Rapporteur on the trafficking of persons Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Students also had the opportunity to talk with and ask questions of respected experts in this field, including Professor Piotrowicz, Professor of Law and UK Expert member of the Council of Europe GRETA group of experts, as well as engage with current research by Doctoral students in this area.
The event was also attended by NGOs, whom student Esther Macheteh contacted, leading to her being accepted to work as a Volunteer refugee support worker for the Red Cross.