The Hague Institute for Global Justice, ABN Amro, Global March Against Child Labour, The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime and the Bureau of the National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Violence against Children were pleased to invite you to a Panel Discussion on Countering Human Trafficking through Business and Human Rights (Ruggie).
This public event provided a forum for professional exchange regarding the strengths of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (the “Ruggie” Principles) as a means to counter human trafficking in the broad sense. Experts and practitioners from private enterprises, anti-human trafficking organizations, academic institutions and NGOs engaged in an interactive discussion about opportunities for the improved combat of human trafficking.
This event was part of the Accountability and Civic Trust program, a three-year flagship project of The Hague Institute for Global Justice’s Rule of Law program.
The Panel Discussion was preceded by an Expert Roundtable.
- Boudewijn J. van Eenennaam, Welcome Remarks
Ambassador-in-Residence, The Hague Institute for Global Justice
- Ms. Ieke de Vries, Moderator
Researcher, Bureau of the National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Violence against Children
- Mr. Frans Röselaers
Board Member and Trustee of the Global March against Child Labour
- Ms. Livia Wagner
Private Sector Advisor, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime
- Ms. Alison Kiehl Friedman
Vice President, Global Fund to End Slavery
- Mr. Peter Barnes
Director Europe, Western Union Global Investigations