Saturday, May 30, 2009

Call for Papers: A Conference in Toronto in October 2009 on Labor Migration, Trafficking, and Business

The Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies of the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto will hold a conference this October 9-10, 2009 on "The Commodification of Illicit Flows: Labor Migration, Trafficking and Business." They are calling for papers that analyze human trafficking for the purpose of labor exploitation within the contexts of migration and the global economy.  Scholars and practitioners from all academic disciplines, including economics, law, social sciences, business, women and gender studies, public policy, health are invited to submit their work.  People working with relevant governmental agencies and NGOs are also invited to apply.

Themes to be focused upon include:

* Illicit Migration and Human Trafficking

* The Current Economic Crisis: Implications on Migration and Labor Trafficking

* Socio-Economic Dimensions of Labor Trafficking

* Forms of Labor Trafficking

* Historical and Contemporary Aspects of Bondage

* Child Trafficking for Labor Exploitation

* Businesses and Child labor: Financial Analysis of Trafficked Labor

* Corporate Liability and Code of Conduct

* Government Responses to Illegal Migration and Trafficking in Human Beings

* International Labor and Human Rights Standards

A one page abstract should be sent to Antonela Arhin at cdts [at] utoronto.ca by June 15, 2009.  Acceptance notifications will be made by June 30.  Submissions of final papers will be accepted until September 1, 2009.  For more information click here.

 

Hat tip to Antonela Arhin, Executive Officer (and Doctoral Candidate) at the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies at the University of Toronto

(mew)

 

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