"Seminar on Trafficking in Persons for Police, Crown Prosecutors"
Seminar on Trafficking in Persons for Police, Crown Prosecutors, Immigration, Customs and Consular Officials March 8 & 9, 2004 Hosted by: Department of Justice Canada & the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Minto Place Suite Hotel Ottawa, Ontario Subject The two-day seminar is focused on the growing phenomenon of trafficking in persons, which is reported to be quickly outranking the trade in illegal drugs and firearms as a source of profit for international organized crime. Trafficking in per- sons involves the recruitment, movement or harbouring of a person by means of deception, coercion or force, in order to exploit that person through various forms of sexual exploitation or forced labour. The face of human trafficking varies - cases include young women brought to Canada for legitimate employment and subsequently forced into prostitution, ille- gal migrant men working in sweatshops under the watch of armed guards or children held as domestic servants. Trafficking may be either transnational, involving the legal or illegal movement of victims across border; or domestic, involving the exploitation of vulnerable Canadians, particularly children and youth for the sex trade. Human trafficking is akin to a modern form of slavery and has attracted the ire of the international community. As both a destination and transit State for human trafficking, Canada has a moral and an international obligation to halt the exploitation of trafficking victims and, to this end, has ratified the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (in which it took a lead role negotiating). In addition, Canada enacted a new immigration offence for trafficking in persons and instituted a federal Interdepartmental Working Group on Trafficking in Persons. Purpose The seminar is designed to support the professional development of Canadian police, prosecutors, immigration, customs and consular officials by enhancing their understanding of this extreme form of exploitation and providing them with an opportunity to discuss Canadian and international means of curbing this burgeoning crime. The seminar brings interna- tional and Canadian experts together to focus on the latest law enforcement techniques for investigating and prosecuting human trafficking. Participants will be linked to a large informal network of officials from countries around the world, All images are from IOM posters used in counter-trafficking campaigns. providing valuable investigative resources and information in the global fight against the trade in humans. Most European Union Countries and the United States have created specialized anti-trafficking investigation and/or pros- ecution units and provide specific anti-trafficking training to law enforcement officers, immigration and other relevant offi- cials. This seminar is based on a similar session held by IOM for the Department of Homeland Security in Washington last September. This is the first national-level seminar for law enforcement officials dedicated solely to the issue of human trafficking in Canada. Presenters The presenters include representatives from the RCMP, the FBI, Crown prosecutors, the U.S. Department of Justice and IOM. Many of the presenters have significant experience investigating and prosecuting human trafficking cases as well as managing counter-trafficking projects around the world. For instance, Mr. Paul Holmes, an expert for IOM, was the former head investigator of the Vice Squad of New Scotland Yard responsible for investigating human trafficking cases in London, England. Another presenter, Lou de Baca, who is Special Litigation Counsel and Involuntary Servitude and Slavery Coordinator with the U.S. Department of Justice, has successfully prosecuted dozens of human trafficking cases. Participants The seminar is designed as a forum for an exchange of best practices among police, prosecutors, immigration, customs and consular officials. It may also be of interest to federal and provincial policy-makers involved in the criminal justice or immigration systems as well as members of the judiciary. Location The seminar will be held at the Minto Place Suite Hotel located at 433 Laurier Ave. W., Ottawa, Ontario. The hotel is in downtown Ottawa, minutes from Parliament Hill. Registration There is no cost to participate in this two-day seminar although registration is required. The registration form is attached herein. Lunches and refreshments will be provided during the seminar. Simultaneous interpretation will also be provided in English and French. Binders with materials for the seminar and CD Roms will be distributed to the participants at the seminar. More Information For more information please contact: Gillian Blackell Ann Sheppard E-mail: email@example.com E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: (613) 954-1444 Telephone: (613) 957-4689 Fax: (613) 952-5740 Fax: (613) 941-9310 Seminar on Trafficking in Persons Minto Place Hotel, Ottawa March 8 & 9, 2004 AGENDA Day 1 - Monday, March 8, 2004 Registration & Continental Breakfast 8:15-9:00 Opening Remarks 9:00-9:15 What is Trafficking in Persons? (IOM international experts) 9:15-10:00 * Distinction between human trafficking and migrant smuggling * Definitions in UN Trafficking and UN Smuggling in Migrant Protocols * Discussion Break 10:00-10:15 How does Trafficking Operate? (IOM international experts) 10:15-12:00 * Root causes * Trafficking Modus Operandi * Scope of Trafficking Worldwide * Societal Costs & Strategic Risks * Profile of Trafficking Victims * Profile of Traffickers * Discussion Lunch 12:00-1:00 International Response to Trafficking (IOM international experts) 1:00-1:45 * Interpol; Europol; Aseanapol, SECI Center, OSCE * Discussion U.S. Responses to Trafficking (U.S. Justice & FBI) 1:45-3:15 * Legislative tools & investigative techniques * Results of U.S. Trafficking prosecutions * Discussion Break 3:15-3:30 Film - Dying to Leave (PBS) 3:30-5:00 Day 2 - Tuesday, March 9, 2004 Continental Breakfast 8:30-9:00 Opening Remarks 9:00-9:15 Human Trafficking in Canada (RCMP) 9:15-9:45 * Scope of trafficking into, within, from and through Canada * Discussion Canadian Responses to Trafficking (Crown prosecutors, RCMP & CIC) 9:45-10:45 * Smuggling offence & new IRPA trafficking offence * Criminal Code offences * Organized Crime provisions Break 10:45-11:00 Case Studies 11:00-12:00 * Group discussion based on two case studies in the Canadian context Lunch 12:00-1:00 Stages in Enforcement, Investigation & Prosecution: Identification of trafficking victims (IOM, FBI & RCMP) 1:00-2:00 * Two-stage screening * Developing Model Canadian screening tools Intelligence (IOM, FBI, & RCMP) 2:00-3:00 * International co-operation * Discussion Break 3:00-3:15 Investigation & Evidence Gathering (IOM, FBI, U.S. Justice & RCMP) 3:15-4:15 * Use of wiretaps & non-testimonial evidence * Use of psychological evidence of post-traumatic stress disorder * Discussion International Resources Available to Law Enforcement (IOM) 4:15-4:30 * IOM offices and Counter Trafficking Focal Points * IOM Assisted Voluntary Return Assistance Closing Remarks & Evaluation 4:30-5:00 Seminar on Trafficking in Persons for Police, Crown Prosecutors, Immigration, Customs and Consular Officials / Colloque sur la traite des personnes à l'intention de la police, des procureurs de la Couronne et de fonctionnaires de l'immigration, des douanes et des affaires consulaires REGISTRATION FORM / FORMULAIRE D'INSCRIPTION First Name / Prénom : ___________________________________________________________ Last Name / Nom : ______________________________________________________________ Name of Organization / Nom de l'organisme : _________________________________________ Title / Titre : ____________________________________________________________________ Address / Adresse : ______________________________________________________________ Telephone / Téléphone : ( ) ______________ Fax / Télécopieur : ( ) ___________________ E-mail / Courriel : _______________________________________________________________ Please include my E-mail address in an electronic distribution list to share information on Human Trafficking / Veuillez porter mon adresse électronique à une liste de diffusion de renseignements sur la traite des personnes Yes / Oui No / Non Special requirements (dietary or other) / Exigences particulières (alimentaires ou autres) : ______________________________________________________________________________ ******************************************************************************************************************* HOTEL ARRANGEMENTS / HÉBERGEMENT A block of hotel rooms (one-bedroom suites) has been reserved at the Minto Place Suite Hotel at a special rate of $145.00 per night plus tax. Please contact the hotel directly by February 9th, at (613) 232-2000, mentioning the group name "Department of Justice". If you have any further questions concerning administrative matters, please feel free to contact Charlene Cardinal, Conference Coordinator at (613) 941-4077 or by e-mail at email@example.com . The hotel Website is www.mintohotel.com . Une section de chambres d'hôtel (des suites à une chambre à coucher) a été réservée à l'hôtel Minto Place Suite, au tarif spécial de 145 $ la nuit, plus les taxes. Veuillez contacter l'hôtel directement au (613) 232-2200 au plus tard le lundi 9 février et mentionner que " le ministère de la Justice " est le nom du groupe. Si vous avez d'autres questions d'ordre administratif, n'hésitez pas à vous adresser à Charlene Cardinal, Coordonnatrice des conférences, au (613) 941-4077 ou par courriel, à firstname.lastname@example.org . Le site Web de l'hôtel est le suivant : www.mintohotel.com . ****************************************************************************** Cancellation Policy: Spaces are limited, therefore, if you are unable to attend after having registered, we urge you to contact Charlene Cardinal as soon as possible. We will then be able to offer the space to another person. Politique d'annulation: Le nombre de places étant limité, nous vous prions d'aviser Charlene Cardinal le plus tôt possible si vous êtes dans l'impossibilité d'assister au colloque, ce qui permettra à une autre personne de s'inscrire. PLEASE COMPLETE AND RETURN THIS SHEET BY FEBRUARY 9, 2004 / VEUILLEZ REMPLIR ET RETOURNER CE FORMULAIRE D'ICI LE 9 FÉVRIER 2004 BY FAX TO / PAR TÉLÉCOPIEUR À CHARLENE CARDINAL (613) 957-6374