Professor Silvia Scarpa Participates in Briefing on Slavery at EU Parliament

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Silvia Scarpa third from left, © European Union 2018 – EP/Benoit BOURGEOIS

Silvia Scarpa third from left, © European Union 2018 – EP/Benoit BOURGEOIS

On Thursday 11 October 2018, JCU Professor Silvia Scarpa took part in a briefing on “Contemporary Forms of Slavery” held in Brussels at the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI).

In preparation for the briefing, Professor Scarpa was commissioned by DROI to draft a study on “Contemporary Forms of Slavery” that will be published by the European Parliament in the coming weeks. During the briefing, Professor Scarpa summarized the main conclusions of her study on the conceptual clarification of “contemporary forms of slavery,” the recent international and EU developments in this area, the prevalence of the phenomenon, the EU external action in this field and her recommendations to the European Parliament for future action.

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 212 International Organizations, PL 320 International Law, PL 323 International Migration, and PL 325 Human Trafficking and Contemporary Slavery.