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Director of Bakhita Centre to Speak at Modern Slavery Conference

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Dr Carole Murphy, Acting Director of the Bakhita Centre for Research into Slavery, Exploitation and Abuse (BCRSEA) at St Mary’s University, Twickenham has been invited to speak at a conference on Modern Slavery: Exploring the Extent of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking between Ireland and the United Kingdom; through the lens of Organised Crime.

The conference will be jointly hosted by Security Analysis and Research Consultancy (SAR), and University College Cork (UCC) Department of Sociology and Criminology and is supported by the British Embassy in Ireland.

This discussion aims to explore the role of organised crime groups on the islands of Ireland and Great Britain, to demonstrate the nature and type of activities that these crimes hide behind and bring some insight into this widespread but often hidden crime.

Dr Carole Murphy is one of four speakers; she will be joined by Dr Cliodhna Murphy, Associate Professor in Law at Maynooth University, Assistant Commissioner Anne Marie Cagney, AGS, and Kevin Hyland, Former United Kingdom’s Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, leading on international efforts to tackle slavery and human trafficking. The panel will be moderated by Dr James Windle, Director of Criminology, University College Cork.

Associate Professor of Criminology and Sociology at St Mary’s, Dr Carole Murphy said “I’m delighted to have been invited to speak about the Bakhita Centre’s research on the topic of modern slavery and organised crime, amongst a group of prestigious speakers with expertise in Ireland, the UK and internationally.

As a crime that permeates every corner of the globe, these types of events are important in raising awareness and instigating discussion, especially about trafficking and modern slavery that crosses our closes borders with the UK."

This is a free online event on the 8th of December from 2pm – 5pm, book your tickets online.

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