ICI hosts international conference on Early Legal Intervention in Dublin
On January 14th, 2016 the Upholding Rights! ELI International Conference was held in Dublin, successfully hosting more than 120 attendees, including project partners, representatives of the Gardaí and Department of Justice, legal experts, embassy ambassadors, and members of anti-trafficking NGOs. Internationally recognized anti-trafficking advocates presented at the conference, including UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, Kevin Hyland OBE (pictured above- far left), and Human Rights Barrister and Trafficking in Persons Hero 2015, Parosha Chandran (pictured above- second to the right), Siobhan Mullally of the Council of Europe and UCC, former UN special Advisor Asohe Aghatise.
The Chair of Immigrant Council of Ireland, John Cunningham, stated in the opening of the conference, “As frontline agencies we have come together to achieve our common goal of ensuring that men, women and children trafficked into our communities for the purposes of sexual or labour exploitation are offered protection, support and hope.”