RJI Conference: Keynote Address

RJI Conference: Keynote Address
03/19/2015 - 16:30
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RJI Conference: Keynote Address
Date: Thursday, March 19, 2015
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Eckstein Hall
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Human Trafficking: Listening to Survivors, Fighting for Justice

Martina Vandenberg, President, The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center

Ms. Vandenberg has spent nearly two decades fighting human trafficking, forced labor, rape as a war crime, and violence against women. She leads the Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center, which is located in the Washington, D.C. area. Ms. Vandenberg has represented victims of human trafficking pro bono in immigration, criminal, and civil cases. Widely regarded as an expert on an array of human rights issues, she has testified before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights, the Helsinki Commission, the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and the House Armed Services Committee. A former Human Rights Watch researcher, she spearheaded investigations into human rights matters in the Russian Federation, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Uzbekistan, Kosovo, Israel, and Ukraine and authored the first published report documenting human trafficking in Israel. She is the author of two Human Rights Watch reports, "Hopes Betrayed: Trafficking of Women and Girls to Post-Conflict Bosnia and Herzegovina for Forced Prostitution" and "Kosovo: Rape as a Weapon of 'Ethnic Cleansing.'"

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