UCC law event tackles human trafficking

A student-run law conference on trafficking will be held in UCC this month.

The event seeks to highlight the issue of forced labour and attempts to open up an academic discussion on procedural reform.

Sarah Cotter, director of the conference, said it would explore ways for the public to be more proactive.

“With technological advances, the world is becoming a much smaller place, and the issue of human trafficking is snowballing,” said Ms Cotter. “It is our belief that the issue of human trafficking is very much kept in the dark, and it’s time the student body brought to light just how close to home this problem is.”

Speakers include Edel McGinley, director of the Migrants Rights Centre, and a former victim of forced labour in Ireland.

The conference will be held on Wednesday next in the Aula Maxima in UCC from 9.30am to 2pm. Registration will take place at 8.45am.

The event is free for third-level students and €40 for practitioners.

Those interested in attending should email conferencecommittee@ucclawsociety.com.


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