[Stop-traffic] Symposium : Modern Slavery and Trafficking in Human Beings, Identifying Effective Responses for Europe - Paris November 17th 2000

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Subject: [Stop-traffic] Symposium : Modern Slavery and Trafficking in Human Beings, Identifying Effective Responses for Europe - Paris November 17th 2000
From: Comit Contre l'Esclavage Moderne (ccem@imaginet.fr)
Date: Sat Nov 11 2000 - 07:30:15 EST


Symposium

Modern Slavery and Trafficking in Human Beings:
Identifying Effective Responses for Europe

International Conferences Centre
19, avenue Kléber
75016 Paris, France

November 17th, 2000

(Provisional Programme)

Comité Contre l'Esclavage Moderne - CCEM (France)
Institut des Hautes de la Sécurité Intérieure - IHESI (France)
Centre pour l'Egalité des Chances et la Lutte Contre le Racisme (Belgium)

With the Support of the:
European Commission - Daphné Initiative
French Ministry of Foreign Affairs
French Ministry of Justice
French Home Office

PROGRAMME OF THE SYMPOSIUM

8H30-9H00 Registration and Welcome

9H00-10HOO

Opening Speeches
Mr. Jean-Claude KARSENTY
IHESI, Chief Executive Officer (France)
Mr. Johan LEMAN
Centre pour l'Egalité des Chances et de Lutte contre le Racisme,
Chief Executive Officer (Belgique)
Mr. Philippe BOUDIN
CCEM, Chief Executive Officer (France)

Special Guests
Mr. Daniel VAILLANT
Home Office Minister (France)
Mrs. Barbara ROCHE
Home Office Minister (Great Britain)
Mr. Enzo BIANCO
Home Office Minister (Italy)
Mr. Yves CHARPENEL
Director of Criminal Affairs, Ministry of Justice (France)

First Part : DEBATES AND CONCEPTUAL APPROACHES

10H00-11H15
<sum> What does slavery signify in contemporary society ?
The different concepts : slavery-like practices, trafficking in human
beings, smuggling , debt bondage...
Mr. Mike DOTTRIDGE, Anti-Slavery International, Chief Executive Officer
(Great Britain)
Trafficking in human beings in Europe
Mrs. Angelika KARTUSCH - Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights
(Austria)

<sum> How can this new type of victim be protected ?
A specific case of protection
 Don Cesare LODESERTO, Director, Regina Pacis Shelter - Archibishopric of
Lecce (Italy)
Assistance for returning the victim to the country of origin
Mr. Marco GRAMEGNA, International Organisation for Migration (Geneva)

<sum> Open debate with participants
Second part : STATE POLICY RELATING TO MODERN SLAVERY AND TRAFFICKING

11H45-12H45

<sum> Sexual exploitation
Great Britain's Experience
 Mr. Paul HOLMES, Metropolitan Police, Clubs & Vice Unit (Great Britain)
Pro-active Methods in France
Mr. Christian AMIARD, Chief Superintendent, Repression of Traffic in Human
Beings - Central Office (France)

<sum> Domestic slavery
 Mrs. Céline MANCEAU, CCEM Legal Affairs Director (France)
Mr. Michel TRETOUT, Privileges and Immunity Protocol, Foreign Office
(France)

<sum> Open debate with participants

12h45-14h30 Lunch break

14H30-15H45
 
<sum> Economic exploitation (sweat shops, restaurant trade, ...)
Mrs. Nadine MEUNIER, Labor Law Prosecutor (Belgium)

<sum> Forced marriage
Mrs. Ann CRYER, Deputy of Bradford, Council of Europe (Great Britain)

<sum> Exploitation of children
Criminal gangs involving children in Italy
Mrs. Livia POMODORO, Milan Children's Court's President (Italy)

<sum> The fight against organized crime
Mr. DI PIETRO, Anti Mafia's Prosecutor (Italy)

<sum> Is a specific legislation needed ?
Belgium's policy against trafficking in human beings
Mr. Serge BRAMMERTZ, National Magistrate Specializing in Trafficking in
Human Beings (Belgium)
 
<sum> Open debate with participants
 
Third Part : EUROPE'S REPONSE TO MODERN SLAVERY AND TRAFFICKING IN HUMAN
BEINGS
 
 
 16h15-17H00
 Mr. Gilles LECLAIR, EUROPOL (La Haye)
Mrs. Patsy SORENSEN, Belgium, MEP (Antwerp)
Mr. Patrick TROUSSON, Chair of the Daphne Initiative Programme, Justice and
Home Affairs, European Commission
 Open Debate with participants

Closing Speech by Special Guests

Mr. Antonio VITORINO
European Commissioner, Justice and Home Affairs

Mr. Hubert VEDRINE
Foreign Affairs Minister (France)

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