Professor Silvia Scarpa Assesses Respect of OSCE Commitments on Human Trafficking by Italy

Professor Silvia Scarpa

Professor Silvia Scarpa

Professor Silvia Scarpa was recently asked to do an independent evaluation of the implementation by Italy of the OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) Commitments in the field of human trafficking.  The results were published in a report (pages 85 – 132) commissioned by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa. The assessment highlights how Italy has a legislative and institutional framework in place that fully meets the requirements of the selected human trafficking OSCE Commitments taken into consideration by the study. However, some shortcomings in terms of the implementation of relevant measures remain.

Professor Scarpa 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 books International Human Rights Standards for Law Enforcement Authorities (UniversItalia, 2012) and Trafficking in Human Beings: Modern Slavery (Oxford University Press, 2008).

She currently teaches the courses PL 325 Human Trafficking and Contemporary Slavery, PL 320 International Law,  and PL 212 International Organizations.

Learn more about studying Political Science and International Affairs in Rome at John Cabot University.