About this Event02 Feb 2012 @ 13:00
About the Speaker:
Dr. Maria Grazia Giammarinaro was appointed OSCE Special Representative and Coordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings in January 2010. She served from 2006 until 2009 in the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Justice Freedom and Security where she was responsible for work to combat human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of children. During this time, she coordinated the European Commission’s Group of Experts on Trafficking in Human Beings.
She has been a Judge at the Criminal Court of Rome since 1991. From 2001 to 2006, she was a Judge for preliminary investigation in the Criminal Court of Rome. Prior to that she was Head of the Legislative Office and Advisor to the Minister for Equal Opportunities.
About the Speech:
In her address to the Institute, Dr. Maria Grazia Giammarinaro discussed anti-trafficking action in the broader perspective of decent work and social justice in a globalised world. She examined the reasons for such a strategic approach and illustrated the policy dilemmas that need to be addressed to achieve meaningful results in the struggle against modern day slavery. She concluded by outlining some ways in which states, international organisations, NGOs, trade unions, businesses as well as ordinary people can contribute to building a cultural environment that is hostile to the exploitation of workers, and ready to react to modern day slavery.
This event is part of the Justice Group's ongoing research programme on Justice and Home Affairs Policy
Theme: Justice & Law
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