Professor Silvia Scarpa Presents Paper on Exploitation of Children

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JCU Assistant Professor of Political Science Silvia Scarpa recently travelled to Valencia to take part in the 5th General Biennial Conference of the European Society of International Law (ESIL), held September 13th-15th.

During the workshop organized by the ESIL Interest Group on “Business and Human Rights”, she presented her work on the topic “Fighting against the Exploitation of Children in Cocoa Plantations”. Professor Scarpa would like to thank JCU Faculty Development Committee for the financial support received for attending this workshop.

Professor Scarpa teaches Human Rights, Contemporary Slavery and Human Trafficking, International Law, and International Migration at John Cabot University. She holds a Laurea cum laude in Political Science (LUISS Guido Carli University), a Master in International Protection of Human Rights (Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”) and a Dottorato di Ricerca cum laude in Political Science – Human Rights (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna).

She is the author of the book Trafficking in Human Beings: Modern Slavery (Oxford University Press, 2008).