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:

Corinne Dettmeijer-Vermeulen
Dutch National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Violence against Children

Combatting Trafficking in Human Beings: Prevention, Prevention, and Prevention

May 29, 2015
1:30 - 3:30
Jackman Humanities Building
170 St. George Street, room 100A

Please email Antonela Arhin at by May 27 to RSVP.

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
Co-hosted by the U.S. Consulate in Toronto and the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies of the University of Toronto
February 27, 2015

Jim Dickmeyer, Consul General of the United States of America, Dr. Antonela Arhin, CDTS, and
Cynthia Wang, U.S. Consulate in Toronto

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.





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Summer Term 2014-15

Teaching Assistant Positions
DTS200Y1F Introduction to Diaspora and Transnational Studies

Emergency Sessional Lecturer Positions
DTS405H1F1 Advanced Topics in Diaspora (Human Trafficking and Contemporary Slavery)

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