Creating a fairer Britain
An invited audience of over 100 representatives from key civil society and public and private sector organisations throughout the UK attended the launch. The event was presented in Edinburgh by Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, Investigating Commissioner for the Inquiry, on the 28th November 2011.
Kaliani Lyle, EHRC Scotland Commissioner said ‘Human trafficking is one of the most severe human rights abuses in the modern world. It operates below the radar and is kept there through fear and deception. The experiences of those who are trafficked here are often nothing short of brutal and, in the main, they are carefully hidden from society. The responsibility for tackling trafficking should be shared across agencies, with governments, and with society itself. Our challenge is to work together to rid Scotland of this modern slavery and to put anti-trafficking firmly on the agenda of key regulators.’
Watch videos of our speakers:
Survivors story Conveyed by Bronagh Andrew, Assistant Operations Manager, Trafficking Awareness-Raising Alliance
The Inquiry’s findings and recommendations from Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, Inquiry’s Investigating Commissioner
The Scottish Government’s perspective on human trafficking from Rt. Hon. Kenny MacAskill MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice
An international perspective from Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, Special Representative on Combating Human Trafficking, Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe
Expert legal perspective from Frank Mulholland QC, The Lord Advocate
The audience also had the opportunity to hear from and address an expert panel including Bronagh Andrew from the Trafficking Awareness-Raising Alliance (TARA), Alison Di Rollo from the National Sexual Crimes Unit of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, Ian Japp, Head of Operations (North) for the Gangmasters Licensing Authority, Jim Laird from Migrant Help in Scotland and Northern Ireland and Gordon Meldrum, Director General of the Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency.