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The Identification and Documentation of Trafficking in Persons in Situations of Forced Displacement
The Refugee Law Project of the School of Law at Makerere University, in partnership with the Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland – Galway, is undertaking a 3-year Irish Research Council-funded research project (2019-2022) under the title ‘Human Trafficking, Forced Migration and Gender Equality in Uganda’.

Numbering more than 1.4 million persons, Uganda’s refugee population is the largest on the African continent. Its demographic profile (60% are under eighteen, 92% are hosted in rural settlements), coupled with COVID-19 exacerbated vulnerabilities and severe impoverishment, creates a situation replete with opportunities for traffickers. And yet, key stakeholders engaged in this research project to date have acknowledged that, notwithstanding the enactment of Uganda’s Prevention of Trafficking in Persons Act in 2009, TIP in situations of forced displacement remains little identified or documented, poorly understood, and correspondingly barely addressed in current investigations, prosecutions and convictions of TIP offenders in Uganda. In the absence of strong data, and the prevention and response mechanisms such an evidence base would enable, TIP is even more likely to flourish.

Moderator: Prof. Siobhán Mullally, the research project’s Principal Investigator. Professor Mullally is an Established Professor of Human Rights Law and the Director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland – Galway and is currently the UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children.

Jul 29, 2021 04:00 PM in Nairobi

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