The South Asian Bar Association of Delaware (SABA-DE) is co-hosting a presentation on October 3, 2011 at Widener Law School entitled Modern Day Slavery: Human Trafficking and Bonded Labor. Our speaker Saju Mathew, Director of Operations, South Asia, International Justice Mission, has been featured on the CNN Freedom Project. http://thecnnfreedomproject.blogs.cnn.com/2011/06/29/more-than-500-slaves-rescued-from-brick-kilns/ . Reception begins at 5:30 p.m.; Program begins at 6:30 p.m. with Welcoming Remarks by Linda L. Ammons, Dean of Law School.
Hundreds of millions of poor people in the developing world are enslaved, imprisoned, beaten, raped and robbed with ferocious regularity, simply because they cannot rely upon the protection of a functioning public justice system – police, courts and laws that work. Mr. Mathew will discuss the absence of rule of law for the global poor, effective solutions for repairing broken public justice systems in developing countries, and how you can make a difference through the legal profession both here and abroad. Mr. Mathew will share powerful examples from his experience leading IJM’s anti-slavery and anti-trafficking work in India through direct casework and structural transformation of local public justice systems. He will also provide an update on the reauthorization process for the U.S. Trafficking Victims Protection Act.
The event is free and open to everyone. Note to attorneys : This event is qualified for 1.5 CLE credits in DE(free), PA($3) and NJ (self-reporting)
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