About this Event
19 Jul 2010
Human Trafficking - Is a Global EU Strategy Realistic?
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About the Speaker:
Glynn Rankin, Director at Rankin & Kinsella Associates, held a number of senior positions with the UK Crown Prosecution Service, where he became an expert in the countering of Trafficking in Human Beings, within the UK and the international arena.
He charged the first labour trafficking offence in the UK and has considerable experience in the prosecution of immigration crime, human trafficking, people smuggling, and labour exploitation. He advises government, prosecution authorities and law enforcement authorities on policy, law and strategy in countering human trafficking. He recently retired as Director of Legal Services at the UK Human Trafficking Centre. Formerly, he developed and led the National Trafficking Centre to combat human trafficking and deliver government policy and targets; created and launched a National Referral Mechanism; was the legal advisor to ‘Reflex’, a Joint Agency Task Force and ‘Operation Pentameter’.
Glynn Rankin has held various advisory appointments. He is a Member of the EU Group of Experts on Trafficking; former Chairman of the Interpol Working Group on Human Trafficking; UNODC Expert Group Member on Model Legislation for Human Trafficking; and ESRC Peer College Review Member.
About the Speech:
In his address to the Institute, Glynn Rankin discussed the need for a local, national and international partnership approach and whether the current EU quest for a global strategy by 2011 is either realistic or desirable.
He focused on the Stockholm programme and whether a coordinated EU response could result in a “one size fits all” resolution for Member States thus encompassing recommendations, which cannot be implemented. He discussed the effect on the partnership approach of “opt outs” by particular Member States and whether the EU response to trafficking is effective.
This is the second Justice Group seminar in the IIEA series on Trafficking in Human Beings.
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