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Trafficking with a Special Focus on Children

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CASINA PIO IV • VATICAN CITY 27 APRIL 2015

Organised by the Embassy of Sweden to the Holy See and the Pontifical Academies of Sciences and Social Sciences and inspired by the words of Pope Francis that ‘Human Trafficking is Modern Slavery’ and that this practice is a ‘Crime against Humanity,’ the purpose of the seminar is to highlight the special situation of children as victims of human trafficking as well as what measures, be it national legislation or international efforts, can be taken to protect better the rights of children. Practical examples of how children are affected and of possible legal measures will be given at the seminar. 

OVERVIEW OF THE ISSUE

14:30 Welcome and introduction
H.E. Msgr. Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences

14:40 Children as Victims of Human Trafficking – How to Protect Their Rights
HM Queen Silvia of Sweden

14:50 The Holy See and the Efforts to Combat Trafficking – The Ongoing Commitment of the Catholic Church
H.Em. Card. Peter Turkson, President, Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace

15:00 Sweden’s Government Policies to Combat Trafficking and Protect Children’s Rights
Ms Åsa Regnér, Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality, Ministry of Health and Social Affairs of Sweden

POLICIES AND ACTION

15:10 Human Trafficking: Issues Beyond Criminalization
Prof. Margaret Archer, President of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences

15:20 International Networks to Prevent Trafficking and to Rescue and Re-integrate the Victims
Sister Eugenia Bonetti, President of Slaves No More, Consolata Missionary Sister

15:30 The Developing Brain: The Long Term Effects of Early Stress
Prof. Martin Ingvar, Karolinska Institutet

15:40 Criminalizing the Purchase of Sex – As a Means to Combat Trafficking
Ms Anna Skarhed, Swedish Chancellor of Justice

THE WAY FORWARD

15:50-16:45 Interactive panel moderated by Ambassador Lars-Hjalmar Wide with Margaret Archer, Åsa Regnér, Anna Skarhed, Martin Ingvar and Sr Eugenia Bonetti 

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