The Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies (CDTS) was established in 2005 as a hub of excellence that enhances undergraduate and graduate life at the University of Toronto by speaking directly to students' experiences of migration and diaspora through an interdisciplinary lens drawn from both the social sciences and humanities. The work of the CDTS is comparative, qualitative and historically driven, and provides policy insights on pertinent issues in the world today.
The Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies is pleased to present:
Combatting Trafficking in Human Beings: Prevention, Prevention, and Prevention
May 29, 2015
The Dutch Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Violence against Children, Corinne Dettmeijer-Vermeulen, will present her view on what the key elements are in combatting human trafficking; key elements of a holistic approach based on primary prevention, secondary prevention and tertiary prevention.
Corinne Dettmeijer-Vermeulen has been the National Rapporteur in the Netherlands since 2006. Her main task is to report on the nature and extent of human trafficking and sexual violence against children in the Netherlands, and on the effects of the government policies pursued. Prior to this engagement, for many years, she has been a judge at the district court of The Hague, and from 1995 until 2014 she served as vice president of the court. As a judge, she handled cases in juvenile, criminal, family and migration law. She has been a member of several (international) professional bodies and advisory committees in the field of juvenile law. After completing her law degree at Leiden University, she started her career as a public prosecutor in Rotterdam.
More details on the event can be found here
Trafficking in Persons: Perspectives, Challenges, and Solutions Roundtable
The roundtable provided an opportunity to share perspectives and experiences, and identify key areas of collaboration with representatives from U.S. and Canadian law enforcement, First Nations communities, academic institutions, non-governmental and governmental organizations, and service providers, on Trafficking in Persons issues in the Province of Ontario. The participants worked on identifying provincial trafficking trends and best practices for data collection, investigation, prosecution, and support to survivors. They also discussed the purpose and methodology of State Department’s annual TIP report, discuss the 2014 report findings, and solicit recommendations for the 2015 report.
GUEST LECTURE SERIES 2015-16
At the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies, scholars and students explore the profound implications of vast global movements of people, ideas and things. The Centre brings U of T’s strengths in the humanities and social sciences to bear on questions of migration, diaspora, homelands and belonging across different ethnicities and cultures. Comparative, qualitative and historically-driven in their approaches, our experts provide critical insights on policy issues affecting multicultural societies.
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"The great thing about the DTS program is that, whether you consider yourself a member of a diaspora or not, you will find the subject matter to be equally relevant for Canadian society and the international arena. As a student from the Mississauga campus, one of the best features of the program is its inter-disciplinary and cross-campus nature. This allowed me to take courses and meet professors I would have otherwise never encountered."
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