The School of Law of UCLan Cyprus organises a CPD training entitled ‘Strategic Litigation in the field of Human Trafficking’, part of the ‘Smuggling and Human Trafficking across the Green Line’ project supported by the British High Commission in Cyprus and facilitated by Interdisciplinary Centre for Law, Alternative and Innovative Methods and Step Up stop Slavery.
Date: Monday 13 December 2021
Time: 14:30-16:30 Cyprus time (i.e. 12:30-14:30 UK time)
Venue: Online via Microsoft Teams (Details will follow after registration)
The project’s overall objective is to examine, detect, and understand the criminal activities of smuggling and trafficking goods and persons across the UN-controlled buffer zone, also known as “Green Line”. The idea is to enhance the sustainability of the island in an intercommunal, national and international setting by increasing awareness as to how lives and interests at stake are endangered by various illegal activities, particularly smuggling of illicit goods, smuggling of persons and human trafficking. An ancillary objective is to enhance the ethical literacy, performance effectiveness of those in NGOs, law enforcement, legal and justice sectors who engage in the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of criminal activities across the Green Line. It is thus a capacity building project that aims at educating and spreading awareness to a variety of individuals ranging from students to frontline workers, experts, young people and the general public through a two-way transfer of knowledge(facilitated by ICLAIM). The team’s aim is (i) to expand the knowledge and the applicability of the law combating smuggling and trafficking of goods and persons; (ii) to promote awareness and provide training to frontline workers, law and order professionals, NGOs, students, the general public and other stakeholders. In doing so, we aspire to create a pool of confident practitioners and/or researchers that can recommend, apply and inform their communities about the dangers and the extent of perceived/reported criminality. We also aspire to promote awareness through specialised trainings, focus groups and other activities. Support will be sought from EU institutions and international organisations locally present including UNDP and UNFICYP, Embassies, the SBA Administration, the relevant services of the Republic of Cyprus, and NGOs on the ground across the divide facilitated by Step Up Stop Slavery.
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