Human Trafficking: Progress and challenges for the next decade – the UK perspective
About this Event24 May 2010 @ 12:45
About the Speaker:
Nick Kinsella, Head of the UK Human Trafficking Centre, is a senior police officer with 29 years experience spent mainly in the Criminal Investigation Department, (CID).
Nick has been involved in the investigation of serious and organised crime and the management of intelligence for a number of years. Previous posts held include Director of Intelligence in a metropolitan police force including responsibility as head of Covert Operations and Special Branch.
In 2003, Nick established the first cross police force integrated multi agency response to organised immigration crime. This approach led to the first successful prosecution for Human Trafficking in the UK.
Between January 2004 and April 2006, Nick was an Assistant Director at the National Criminal Intelligence Service, (NCIS), responsible for that organisation’s response to Organised Immigration Crime and human trafficking. Whilst at NCIS Nick initiated, planned and secured funding for Operation Pentameter 1. As a result of that three month campaign targeting trafficking for sexual exploitation, 88 victims, (12 of whom were children), were recovered.
On leaving NCIS Nick took up his current post as Head of the UK Human Trafficking Centre, (UKHTC). His involvement in the development and delivery of the UK response to Human Trafficking continues. In December 2006, he initiated the planning for Operation Pentameter two, the second national campaign targeting human trafficking in the UK. The campaign, launched by the Home Secretary, commenced in October 2007 subsequently recovered 172 victims.
In 2009 Nick was awarded the Queens Police Medal, (QPM) in the New Year Honours list.
About the Speech:
Nick Kinsella, as Head of the UK Human Trafficking Centre, will discuss the prevention and combating of trafficking in human beings. It is of particular interest that the Stockholm Programme identifies inter alia the need for a coordinated EU policy response, to cooperate and coordinate with third countries, to provide protection to victims, to perhaps establish an EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator, to adopt new legislation and to step up Europol and Eurojust efforts in the fight against human trafficking. He will address these aims of the Stockholm Programme for the period 2010-2014 and focus on his work as Head of the UK Human Trafficking Centre and on best practice envisaged and developments arising from the UK Action Plan on Tackling Human Trafficking including Operation Pentameter 2.
Theme: Justice & Law
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