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Legislating Human Rights: Fighting Human Trafficking with Law.

Start/End Thursday, October 10, 2013 12:10 PM EDT -- 01:10 PM EDT
Location Name JG 106

In honor of the late Professor Louis Henkin, James Dold, Senior Policy Counsel at the Polaris Project, and Laura Lederer, former Senior Director of Global Projects in the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the U.S. State Department and current Adjunct Faculty at Georgetown University Law Center, discuss their experiences legislating at the state and federal levels to fight human trafficking and assist victims.

James has helped pass over 40 new state laws to fight trafficking; Laura was instrumental in the development of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, now part of VAWA. This event should be of interest to current and aspiring human rights and public interest practitioners and criminal lawyers, policy students, and anyone interested in learning how to effectively legislate to fight rights abuses occurring through multi-billion dollar, transnational exploitation.

This lunch is co-sponsored by Freedom Week, the Society for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and the J. Reuben Clark Law Society. Open to the public. Boxed lunch will be served. Please RSVP by clicking here.

Contact Aretha Chakraborti ac3243@columbia.edu with any questions.