Event Title

International Responses to Slavery and its Contemporary Forms: a Survey of Anti-Slavery International Instruments

Location

McFarland Student Union, Room 218

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Event Website

https://www.kutztown.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/liberal-arts-and-sciences/departments/social-work/events/social-work-in-the-global-environment-conference.htm

Start Date

2-11-2018 8:55 AM

End Date

2-11-2018 9:35 AM

Description

This presentation will trace contemporary forms of slavery from its roots in the Trans-Atlantic slave trade and demonstrate how modern slavery differs from and yet tracks traditional slavery. The paper will examine international instruments from the 1926 League of Nations Slave Convention, through the International Labor Organization’s (ILO) Labor Conventions, the United Nations Human Rights Treaties and other international instruments for the prevention, suppression, and punishment of contemporary forms of slavery. The presentation will conclude with how to improve the regime for the eradication of contemporary slavery.

Comments

Victor Essien holds an LL.B. (Hons) and LL.M from the University of Ghana as well as an LL.M. (Int’l) and a J.S.D. from New York University. He was called to the Ghana Bar in 1977 and the New York State Bar in 1985. He is also admitted to the Bars of the United States District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the United States Court of Appeals, 2nd and 3rd Circuits. He taught Torts and Property law at the University of Ghana, Legon in 1976/77 and at the University of Jos in Jos, Nigeria, from 1977 to 1981. He was a Legal Assistant to the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal in The Hague, the Netherlands in 1986 and a Consultant to the United Nations Centre on Transnational Corporations in New York, New York from 1989 to 1993. Professor Essien is a Partner in the law firm of Victor Essien & Associates in New York City, where he specializes in Natural Resource Development law, among other areas. From 1989 until July 2018, he was an Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham Law School teaching, among other subjects, Multinational Corporations Law, International Oil and Gas Law, International Investment Law, Advance Legal Research in International Humanitarian Law and International and Comparative Law. In 2017, he was appointed the Rector of Nyansapo College in East Legon. He has published widely in learned journals on international and comparative law. His chapter titled, “Regulating Transnational Corporations Law: An Unending Quest for Global Economic Justice”, appeared in a Festschrift to Dr. Samuel K.B. Asante in August of last year.

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Nov 2nd, 8:55 AM Nov 2nd, 9:35 AM

International Responses to Slavery and its Contemporary Forms: a Survey of Anti-Slavery International Instruments

McFarland Student Union, Room 218

This presentation will trace contemporary forms of slavery from its roots in the Trans-Atlantic slave trade and demonstrate how modern slavery differs from and yet tracks traditional slavery. The paper will examine international instruments from the 1926 League of Nations Slave Convention, through the International Labor Organization’s (ILO) Labor Conventions, the United Nations Human Rights Treaties and other international instruments for the prevention, suppression, and punishment of contemporary forms of slavery. The presentation will conclude with how to improve the regime for the eradication of contemporary slavery.

https://research.library.kutztown.edu/social-work-global-environment/2018/2018/9