Human trafficking is widely regarded as one of the most urgent moral and political dilemmas in today's global economy. In her talk, Professor Shamir will call for a shift away from the prevailing anti-trafficking strategies focused on criminal law, border control, and minimal human rights safeguards for recognized victims. Instead, she will advocate for an innovative labor-centered approach, aiming to dismantle the labor market structures conducive to grave exploitative practices. The alternative, labor-focused approach stresses the necessity of solutions tailored to the contextual variability of factors contributing to worker vulnerability. Certain existing tools—operating in the international, national, municipal, and workplace arenas—show initial promise in reshaping the power dynamics among actors within sectors predisposed to severe labor market abuses.
Following her talk, Shamir will be joined by Renée M. Landers, Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Health and Biomedical Law concentration at Suffolk University.
The event is free and open to the public.
The talk starts at 12:20 pm