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Voiceless Cargo: Symposium On Human Trafficking And Sex Slavery

United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women to Receive Inaugural William McKinley Award for Good Governance

ALBANY, N.Y., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Experts from China, Ireland and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will gather at Albany Law School on Feb. 28, 2013, to discuss "Voiceless Cargo: Human Trafficking and Sex Slavery in the Modern Era."

Twenty-seven million people are held in bondage around the world, according to the organization Free the Slaves, and 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders each year, according to the U.S. Department of State.

Rashida Manjoo, the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women for the United Nations, will receive the inaugural William McKinley Award for Good Governance for her commitment to exposing and eliminating violence towards women across the globe. She will also deliver the symposium's keynote as this year's installment of the law school's Edward C. Sobota '79 Memorial Lecture Series.

Symposium schedule:

1:30 p.m. Edward C. Sobota '79 Memorial Lecture Rashida Manjoo, UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women

Panel on International Perspectives on Human Trafficking

  • Ruby Andrew, Associate Professor of Law, Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, La.
  • Jean Allain, Professor of Public International Law, Queen's University Belfast
  • Benjamin Lawrence, Barber B. Conable Jr. Endowed Chair in International Studies, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Sun Pinghau, Associate Professor, China University of Political Science
  • Moderator: Alexandra Harrington, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Albany Law School

4:00 p.m. Panel on Issues in Domestic Law Enforcement of Human Trafficking

  • Michael Garcia '89, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Maggie McNeill, Blogger, The Honest Courtesan
  • Kevin Ryan, Supervisory Special Agent, Department of Homeland Security
  • Sun Pinghau, Associate Professor, China University of Political Science
  • Moderator: Vincent Bonventre, Professor of Law, Albany Law School

Closing remarks by Jean Allain, Professor of Public International Law, Queen's University Belfast

"Voiceless Cargo: Human Trafficking and Sex Slavery in the Modern Era" is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.albanylaw.edu/voiceless, email awoodman@albanylaw.edu or call 518-472-5863.

MEDIA CONTACT: Nick Crounse, Albany Law School: (518) 445-3208; cell (518) 429-4843; ncrou@albanylaw.edu

SOURCE Albany Law School

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