Weekly round-up of events

This week’s announcements include:

  1. ‘Trafficking: A Development Approach’, UCL Current Legal Problems lecture, 11 October 2018
  2. Call for Papers: Indian Journal of Constitutional and Administrative Law [Volume III], submit by 31 December 2018


Trafficking: A Development Approach

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

11 October 2018

UCL Laws, London WC1H 0EG

Speaker: Professor Prabha Kotiswaran (Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London)

Chair: Professor David Nelken (King’s College London)

About the lecture: Almost twenty years since the adoption of the Palermo Protocol on Trafficking, anti-trafficking law and discourse continue to be in a state of tremendous flux and dynamic evolution. While the efficacy of using criminal law to tackle an irreducibly socio-economic problem of labour exploitation was always suspect, scholars and activists alike sought to remedy the excesses of a criminal justice approach by proposing a range of human rights protections thereby articulating a human rights approach to trafficking. Arguing that this did not go far enough, labour law scholars called for a labour approach to trafficking in order to forefront the role that a redistributive mechanism like labour law could perform in supporting the agency of workers to counter vulnerability to trafficking. Since then however, trafficking has evolved into a development issue with the articulation of Sustainable Development Goal 8.7 around which international organisations have mobilised considerable resources. The talk will explore the core assumptions of a development approach to trafficking and examine the regulatory and political forms that such an approach takes in the context of the developing world.

The Current Legal Problems (CLP) lecture series and annual volume was established over fifty five years ago at the Faculty of Laws, University College London and is recognised as a major reference point for legal scholarship.

For more information and to register for the event, click HERE.


Call for Papers

Indian Journal of Constitutional and Administrative Law [Volume III]

Submit by 31 December 2018

About: The Indian Journal of Constitutional & Administrative Law (IJCAL) is a student-edited, peer-reviewed, open access, bi-annual law review.

IJCAL seeks to encourage path-breaking research work in the fields of Constitutional Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Constitutional Theory, and other ancillary subjects like Legal Philosophy and International Law, in order to revolutionize the traditional study of Constitutional Law in India.

In the past, the journal has seen contributions from luminaries like Mark Tushnet (Harvard Law School), Soli J Sorabjee, PP Rao, Sidharth Luthra, Gary Jacobsohn, Tomasz Koncewicz (Princeton Law), among others.

For more information about the journal and submissions, click HERE.