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A Deeper Look into Human Trafficking: Contemporary Slavery, the Sex Trade, and Beyond

NYATN steering committee member Suzanne Tomatore spoke Monday night at the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law on a panel called “A Deeper Look into Human Trafficking: Contemporary Slavery, the Sex Trade, and Beyond,” a panel for P*Law Public Interest Advocacy Week.  Ms. Tomatore is the director of the Immigrant Women & Children Project at the City Bar Justice Center and is co-chair of the Freedom Network (USA), a national network of human trafficking service providers.

The panel provided an overview of the state of human trafficking as well as the legal frameworks in place that attempt to regulate and end illegal trafficking. She was joined by Erika Hague, from the New York State Human Trafficking and Unaccompanied Children Programs Bureau of Refugee & Immigrant Assistance/OTDA. They discussed how human trafficking has changed over time through case studies and analyzing statistics. The panel was moderated by Teresa M. Woods, Clinical Teaching Fellow/Visiting Instructor, Human Rights and Genocide Clinic, Benjamin Cardozo School of Law.

The Public Service Scholars Program at Cardozo prepares future lawyers for the practice of law in public service through a comprehensive three-year program that offers specialized training and experience in public interest law.

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