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School of Law

A Gendered Crime of Trafficking in Human Beings

25 March 2019

Time: 4:00 - 6:00pm
Venue: Room 313, School of Law, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS

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A Gendered Crime of Trafficking in Human Beings is an ad hoc workshop hosted by the Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context (CLSGC)

At its 69th session, held from 19 February to 9 March 2018, in Geneva, Switzerland, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (UN CEDAW) decided to elaborate a General Recommendation on Trafficking in Women and Girls in the Context of Global Migration. The aim of the General Recommendation is to interpret the definition, scope and expectations regarding States parties’ obligations in relation to article 6 of the Convention to suppress all forms of trafficking in women and girls, ensuring that the human rights of women and girls are respected, protected and fulfilled in accordance with international law.

What are the main issues and challenges in achieving the goal set before the CEDAW Committee?

Dalia Leinarte is Chairperson of UN CEDAW Committee, Fellow-Commoner at Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge and Professor at Vytautas Magnus University. She is author of Lithuanian Family in its European Context and Adopting and Remembering Soviet Reality.