International Law on Human Trafficking

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Posted on 11 February 2013

Professor Tom Obokata, Keele University School of Law, will give the latest lecture in the University's programme of Inaugural Professorial Lectures for 2012/13, on Monday, 18 February, 2013, in the Westminster Theatre, on the University campus. The title of the lecture is "International Law on Human Trafficking."

In this lecture, Professor Obokata will identify core obligations relating to trafficking of human beings established under international law. He will then present an analysis on the extent to which these are implemented in the United Kingdom.

Professor Obokata is an expert on transnational organised crime generally, and trafficking of human beings in particular. He has a number of publications in these areas, the most recent one being "Transnational Organised Crime in International Law" (2010). He currently serves as the Adviser to the Northern Ireland Assembly All Party Group on Human Trafficking and previously provided expert advice to bodies such as the UK Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights, International Organisation for Migration and the European Union.

Keele's programme of Inaugural Lectures are given by newly established professors within the University and aim to give an illuminating account of the speaker's own subject specialism. The lectures, which start at 6 pm in the Westminster Theatre, are chaired by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Nick Foskett.

This lecture is free and open to all. If you'd like to attend please confirm your attendance by contacting the events team on 01782 734906 or email