A “Fireside Chat” with Anne Gallagher and Dina Haynes at the American Society of International Law

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An upcoming event: Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling: A Fireside Chat with Anne Gallagher and Dina Haynes Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Location: American Society of International Law Headquarters, Tillar House (2223 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington DC) Description:  Fifteen years have elapsed since the international community decided to use international law as a weapon against human trafficking and migrant smuggling. The results have been mixed, at best. This...

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A New Book by Anne Gallagher: The International Law of Migrant Smuggling

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Anne Gallagher, the author of the indispensable treatise, The International Law of Human Trafficking (Cambridge 2012), has just published (with Fiona David), a book entitled “The International Law of Migrant Smuggling.”   Here’s the description of the book: “Whether forced into relocation by fear of persecution, civil war, or humanitarian crisis, or pulled toward the prospect of better economic opportunities, more people are on the move than ever before....

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New York Law School Law Review Hosts Symposium – Innovations in the Fight Against Human Trafficking: Perspectives and Proposals

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The New York Law School Law Review will be hosting a symposium entitled “Innovations in the Fight Against Human Trafficking: Perspectives and Proposals,” on October 10, 2014. Speakers include members of the Project, including Denise Brennan, Florrie Burke, and Janie Chuang.  Martina Vandenberg, Founder and Director of the Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center, will provide the keynote address: “Putting Survivors First: Innovative Legal Strategies in Human Trafficking...

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New Participatory Research Manual Focused on Domestic Workers Released

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The Research Network for Domestic Worker Rights (RN-DWR) recently released a “A Participatory Research Manual on How Domestic Workers and Researchers can Jointly Conduct Research.” The goal of the project is to empower domestic workers by training them to conduct research on the issues that affect them.  By creating a step-by-step guide through all phases of the research process (research design, implementation, and analysis), the authors sought to  “address the frequent...

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Thai Government Hires Washington Lobbyists to Avoid Downgrade in the 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report

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The US recently launched its 13th Annual Trafficking in Persons Report. According to project member Ann Gallagher, its influence is still “undeniable.” One of the reasons is that while governments may distrust the report and question its findings, they dread a negative assessment. For example, Thailand recently drew attention by retaining expensive Washington lobbyists in an ultimately unsuccessful effort to avoid a downgrade in this year’s TiP report. The Royal Thai embassy in...

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Check Out New Scholarship in The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science

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Two roundtable members, Denise Brennan and Dina Francesca Haynes, recently published articles in The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (May 2014) edited by Ronald Weitzer and Sheldon X. Zhang. See the full Table of Contents for  additional scholarship on recent empirical research on human trafficking. Trafficking, Scandal, and Abuse of Migrant Workers in Argentina and the United States by Denise Brennan (Abstract) This article examines the varied consequences that...

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