March 1, 2017
UN Headquarters, Conference Room 8
1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
What obligations - if any - do states have under general international law to criminalize, prevent and punish slavery? To whom do they owe those obligations? How, if at all, have views on these issues changed in recent years, as a result of human rights litigation and the interest of the UN Security Council? And what are the remedies if and when states fail to discharge these obligations?
Join us for a discussion with Professor Jean Allain, the pre-eminent legal scholar on the international law of slavery, to find out.
ABOUT JEAN ALLEN
Jean Allain is Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, Monash University and Extraordinary Professor with the Centre of Human Right of the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria. Prof Allain received his PhD from the Graduate Institute for International Studies of the University of Geneva and clerked for the first President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Prof Allain is Special Adviser to Anti-Slavery International, the world's oldest human rights organisation. His most recent books include: The Law and Slavery, 2015 and Slavery in International Law, 2013.
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