Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Go On! Migrant Domestic Workers, Gender Equality and the Limits of Rights, at University College Cork

(Go On! is an occasional item on symposia and other events of interest)

The Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, University College Cork is hosting a conference on October 19th 2012, on Migrant Domestic Workers, Gender Equality and the Limits of Rights.
The conference is organised in the context of European Anti-Trafficking events and includes a keynote address by OSCE Special Representative and Coordinator on Combating Trafficking Human Beings, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro (pictured below).
The conference addresses the position of migrant domestic workers in human rights law and the continuum of exploitation experienced by domestic workers. It marks the coming into force of the ILO Convention on Decent Work for Domestic Workers (about which we've posted here). Speakers include: Dr Jean D'Cunha, UN Women, Gender, Employment and Migration Adviser; Int Law Grrls Contributor Professor Janie Chuang, American University, Washington DC, Open Society Justice Fellow; Dr Bridget Anderson, COMPASS, Oxford University; Dr Cliodhna Murphy, Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University College Cork; Ludovica Banfi, Social Research Programme Manager, Freedoms and Justice Department, EU Fundamental Rights Agency; Noel Waters, Director General, Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service; Siobhan O’Donoghue, Director, Migrant Rights Centre Ireland; Marriam Bhatti, Domestic Workers Action Group.
All Welcome! Full details are available here.

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