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  • Human Trafficking in Scotland
    Conference organised by JUSTICE Scotland
    Event details
    Location: The Faculty of Advocates, Mackenzie Building, 172 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1QX
    Times: 11.30am to 1.30pm
    Date: 11 September 2013
    “The months leading up to the next human trafficking summit in 2014 will be crucial in shaping human trafficking approaches in Scotland. It is therefore important that all potential levers are utilised to ensure that Scotland is a high-risk low-return proposition for traffickers”.
    Enquiry into Human Trafficking in Scotland – Follow on Report, Equality and Human Rights Commission (Scotland) – May 2013
    To the victim, a gross violation of personal dignity and a denial of fundamental rights. To the perpetrator, lucrative and growing. Human trafficking is increasingly a choice of organised criminals.
    What is Scotland doing to end this modern day slavery? And how can Scotland become a ‘high-risk low-return proposition’ for such criminals?
    To help answer these questions, JUSTICE Scotland has brought together key speakers who have been active at the heart of this problem – in Scotland and beyond.
    • Myria Vassiliadou: EU Anti-trafficking Co-ordinator. Myria has overall responsibility for the EU’s strategy in this field. Hers is the first ever visit of an EU anti-trafficking co-ordinator.
    • Parosha Chandran: Human Rights Barrister. Parosha is at the forefront of jurisprudential developments on human trafficking and is a recognised global leading expert in the law relating to human trafficking, particularly the criminalisation of victims, an issue high on the political agenda in Scotland.
    • Jenny Marra MSP. Jenny is taking forward a consultation on legislation on the issue of human trafficking. The proposed measures reflect best practice as set out by the EU in its recent directive on human trafficking.
    The discussion will be chaired by Professor Tony Kelly, chair of JUSTICE Scotland.
    The conference is free – but an RSVP is essential to secure your place as this is likely to be a very well-attended event, please email
    For more information, please check the website: JUSTICE Scotland

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