PICS Public Panel. Contemporary Slavery: Legislating, Litigating, and Organizing to Combat Slavery and Human Trafficking
December 5, 2014
The term “slavery” has come to be used to describe modern forms of exploitation that, while not involving the ownership of persons as property, contain elements in common with chattel slavery. Legislators, litigators, judges, prosecutors and jurors now face the challenge of understanding what we mean by slavery in a modern context.
Co-sponsors: Law in Slavery and Freedom Project; International Institute; Program in Race, Law & History; Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Institute for the Humanities; Human Trafficking Clinic (U-M Law), Program in International and Comparative Studies. University of Michigan.
Co-chaired by: Rebecca Scott (Law/History) and Bridgette Carr (head of the clinic on Human Trafficking at the UM Law School).
The panel brings together legal specialists from France, Brazil, Argentina, and the United States to share their experience with action in this domain.
Leonardo Barbosa, staff attorney, Brazilian Chamber of Deputies, Michigan Grotius Research Scholar, UM Law School.
Bénédicte Bourgeois, Director of Litigation, Comité Contre l’Esclavage Moderne, Paris Marcelo Colombo, State Prosecutor with special responsibility in the area of human trafficking, Argentina
Marcelo Colombo, State Prosecutor with special responsibility in the area of human trafficking, Argentina
Carlos Henrique Haddad, Federal Judge, Brazil, Michigan Grotius Research Scholar, UM Law School