Global Summit on Human Trafficking
Date: Thursday 17 January 2019 - Friday 18 January 2019
El San Juan Hotel, Carolina, Puerto Rico
About the Conference
Registration: expected to open mid October
Languages: English, Spanish
Hosts: NAGTRI and IAP
About the theme
Theme: Human Trafficking; Working Cooperatively to Protect and Restore Victims
The following sub-themes will be explored in workshops and plenaries: trafficking of labourers, sexual tourism, the interplay between conflict zones and human trafficking, Investigation techniques in relation to proceeds of crime, use of crypto currencies, and "follow the money" techniques, as well as the role of social media and human trafficking.
The Summit will provide a form for international governmental officials and prosecutors to build a worldwide network of contacts and collaborate in interactive plenary and breakout sessions to learn from one another and formulate effective strategies in response to the global human trafficking epidemic.
Attendes will focus directly on ppractical investigative and prosecutor techniques to strenghten their handling of cases. Diverse stakeholders and experts will serve as presenters and facilitators from the nonprofit, government, law enforcemet, and therapeutic sectors will present and facilitate sessions. Prosecutors and investigators will obtain comprehensive tools and approaches connected to their practice to better understand and assist victims. Following the Summit, participants will receive a report on recommendations and potential next steps generated during the Summit.
The choice of Puerto Rico as Venue for the Summit
Following the natural disaster, residents are mor susceptible to falling prey to exploitation and/or becoming human trafficking victims. Accordingly, as part of the NAAG's efforts to assist Puerto Rico rebuild following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, and in support of the people in Puerto Rico and its Department of Justice, IAP and NAGTRI are hosting the Summit in Puerto Rico, one of NAAG's 56 Members.
Hosting this Summit in Puerto Rico strives to bring attention and awareness to the impact that disasters can have on communities while providing a forum for prosecutors, investigators and experts in the human trafficking space to collaborate and share comprehensive investigative and prosecutorial techniques that protect vulnerable communities and victims of human trafficking.
Conference Target Group
The Summit is open to international prosecutors, members of the IAP and Attorney General staff.