NYATN member Ivy Suriyopas, attorney at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, will present at a free CLE on “Remedies for Victims of Human Trafficking” for the Practising Law Institute on July 9, 2013 at 1 pm.
Topics to be addressed include:
- Screening and Identification of Human Trafficking Victims
- Forms of Immigration Relief Available for Human Trafficking Survivors
- Additional Remedies Available Under the TVPRA of 2013
Mark you calendar and don’t miss this important Free Briefing.
AALDEF’s Ivy Suriyopas, NYATN member and Freedom Network Policy Co-Chair, will speak at the Combating Labor Trafficking Conference on May Day
*Update: NYATN and ISOA live-tweeted the event! See the great turnout! The Huffington Post‘s David Isenberg wrote about the conference in “A Morally Reprehensible Problem.” He quoted the ISOA conference guide: “The problem is morally reprehensible but of such enormous complexity it cannot be solved by a single sector and must be addressed by stakeholders working in partnership from all sides — private, governmental, nongovernmental and humanitarians sectors; clients and employers [sic]” View or download the conference presentations.
NYATN member Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund’s Ivy Suriyopas will speak at the Combating Labor Trafficking Conference in Washington, DC on May Day. As the Freedom Network Policy Co-Chair, she will address the effectiveness of current laws in combating labor trafficking.
NYATN Member Sex Workers Project Melissa Broudo Spoke at Brooklyn Law School’s “Sex and the Law” Panel
On April 4, 2012, Brooklyn Law School held a “Sex and the Law” panel, in which NYATN member Sex Workers Project staff attorney Melissa Broudo spoke. Also on the panel were Kate Mogelescu from Legal Aid Society and Elio from SWOP-NYC.
Freedom Network (USA) hosted its annual conference in New York on March 21 and 22, 2012. The theme was “Beyond Rhetoric: Human Trafficking Work in the Field.” Click here for more information about previous conferences.
Sienna Baskin, of NYATN member organization Sex Workers Project, hosted a panel on innovative approaches to investigating and prosecuting human trafficking at the Freedom Network Conference. Panelists included Lynly Egyes, staff attorney at the Sex Workers Project, John Temple, Assistant District Attorney in the Sex Crimes Unit at the New York County DA’s Office, and Monica Ryan, Trial Attorney for the Department of Justice.
Ivy Suriyopas, of NYATN member organization Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, co-facilitated a panel on “Cutting-Edge Anti-Trafficking Legislation: The Changes and Their Impact” with Coalition Against Slavery and Trafficking’s (CAST) Stephanie Richard at the Freedom Network Conference. Panelists included David Abramowitz, Vice President, Policy and Government Relations at Humanity United, Daniel Werner, Deputy Legal Director at the Southern Poverty Law Center, and Melissa Sontag Broudo (not pictured), Staff Attorney at the Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center.
City Bar Justice Center’s Suzanne Tomatore Discusses Servile Marriages and Laws Against Human Trafficking
The blog states in part: “’I think it’s great progress for prosecutors to look expansively at the human trafficking law and use the law to the extent fully envisioned by the law makers,’ says Suzanne Tomatore, an attorney who is director of the Immigrant Women & Children Project at the City Bar Justice Center.” Read more….