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Thu, Apr 25, 2013
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Sharing Lessons, Sharing Responsibility: Combating Human Trafficking

Migration Policy Institute Panel on Human Trafficking

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Thursday, April 25, 2013
4:00 to 5:30pm
Reception to follow



Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Choate Room
1779 Massachusetts NW,
Washington, DC 20036



Herman Bolhaar, Chair of the Dutch Public Prosecution Service

Corinne Dettmeijer-Vermeulen, National Rapporteur for Human Trafficking in The Netherlands

Jane Nady Sigmon, Senior Advisor to the Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, US Department of State

Jack Blakey, Chief of the Special Prosecutions Bureau, Cook County, Illinois State Attorney’s Office



Demetrios G. PapademetriouMPI President

Human trafficking and modern slavery represent a transnational problem that affects nearly every country -- either as a location of origin, transit, or destination. Trafficking in persons takes a multitude of forms, ranging from forced labor and sexual exploitation to migrant smuggling. The seriousness and magnitude of this problem demand that countries learn from their shared experiences and consider how they can collaborate, whether through cross- border cooperation or other methods. 

Panelists will discuss the Dutch model for fighting human trafficking, a recent assessment on Dutch prevention and prosecution of trafficking-related organized crime, and the strategic and operational dilemmas that public prosecutors in the Netherlands face. The event discussion will also cover international efforts to engage private-sector organizations and the public in reducing organized crime; ways to strengthen law enforcement’s operational capacity and ability to apply collaborative and interagency approaches; and strategies for framing the public and political discourse on the issue.

Please join us as we examine Dutch, US, and international successes, failures, unresolved dilemmas, and recent experiments in preventing human trafficking. 

A reception hosted by the Embassy of the Netherlands will immediately follow the event.

For more information call +1-202-266-1929 or email events@migrationpolicy.org.

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