This talk will explore the implications of contemporary efforts to end trafficking for the human rights of migrants and other workers, using a gender and race analysis to open up the analysis of both harm and remedy. Key questions include considering how the growth of international cirminal law operates both as a tool of human rights protection (as in the International Criminal Court) and as a toll to re-enforce sovereignty and national border control (as in the Transnational Conventional on Organized Crime). The talk will also examine how the local specificity of changing social, sexual, familial, and labor rights of women and men matter in the regard to global strategies for safe migration and against trafficking.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Alice Miller is a human rights lawyer who is currently Assistant Professor of Clinical Population and Family Health and a Staff Attorney on the Law and Policy Project at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. She was also the Director of the Women's Rights Advocacy Project at the International Human Rights Law Group and of Amnesty International's Program to Abolish the Death Penalty.