Prof. Jean Allain (QUB)
This seminar will consider legal issues surrounding human trafficking. Consideration will be given to the definition of trafficking, with an emphasis given to types of exploitation (slavery, servitude, forced labour, exploitation of prostitution) enumerated in the UN and European Conventions and in the 2011 EU Directive. This will set the foundation for an examination of legislation in Northern Ireland (as well as in the United Kingdom) which is unique, in that it effectively equates prostitutes with human trafficking. What implications does this have on issues of extraterritorial application of Stormont legislation in countries where prostitution is legal.
Date of seminar: 7 March 2013.