Professor Silvia Scarpa Chairs Webinar on “Human Trafficking and Covid-19: What Next?”  

John Cabot University Political Science Professor Silvia Scarpa chaired a webinar organized by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) on “Human Trafficking and Covid-19: What Next?” on July 14, 2020.

Professor Silvia Scarpa

Professor Silvia Scarpa

The webinar addressed the challenges posed by Covid-19 in the area of human trafficking and saw the participation of Parosha Chandran (Professor of Modern Slavery at King’s College London and Barrister at One Pump Court), Marika McAdam (a well-known independent consultant and adviser in the field of human trafficking), Tomoya Obokata (Professor of International Law and Human Rights at Keele University and United Nations Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery), and Richard Piotriowicz (Professor of Law at the University of Aberystwyth and Vice President of the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings [GRETA]).  

The event was related to the projects “Determinants of Anti-Trafficking Efforts” and “Covid-19: Impacts on Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking” undertaken by BIICL under the supervision of Dr Jean-Pierre Gauci and financed by the US Department of State. Professor Scarpa is also a member of the expert panel group set up in the framework of the project “Determinants of Anti-Trafficking Efforts.”  

Watch a recording of the event on BIICL’s website. 

Watch a recording of the event on YouTube. 

Professor Scarpa holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science (LUISS Guido Carli University), a Master in International Protection of Human Rights (University of Rome “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).

Professor Scarpa will be teaching the Courses PL/LAW 325 Human Trafficking and Contemporary Slavery, PL 212 International Organizations, and the new PL/LAW 361 European Union Law in the Fall Semester 2020.