FRIDAY, 8 October 14:00 (CET)
Making it work


This session was the closing event of UNODC's first "Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Knowledge Week". It aimed at illustrating complexities arising when turning from theory to practice and ways to overcome such challenges by using case-law from around the globe. Ultimately, it is by putting together the “mosaic of evidence” which led to convictions and overcoming challenges of applying complex legal standards by the judiciary, that effective access to justice for victims is fostered.

The panelists addressed the power of case-law in advancing international legal standards and its contribution in overcoming obstacles and complexities around trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants. Specifically, the panelists highlighted the power of case-law in advancing international legal standards by developing, clarifying and reinforcing international instruments through jurisprudence. Panelists shared reflections on complexities in adjudicating elements of trafficking and the impact that dissuasive convictions can have in prevention. Panelists further discussed on challenges at national level and efforts to improve capacities and data collection.

What is the power of case-law in advancing international legal standards?

How case-law can help in overcoming obstacles and complexities faced?

Time: 14:00 (CET)

Link to the Meeting: Link to TEAMS Meeting

Panelists :

Ksenija Turković, Judge, Vice-President of the European Court of Human Rights

Rahel Gershuni, international legal expert and former Anti-Trafficking Coordinator of Israel 

Varamon Ramangkura, Judge at Office of President of the Supreme Court of Thailand 

Fabrizio Sarrica, Team Leader, Research Team Trafficking in Persons and Migrant Smuggling

Moderating: Zoi Sakelliadou, Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, HTMSS, UNODC


        The meeting recording :