Rahel Gershuni, UNODC Consultant and former National Anti-Trafficking Coordinator from Israel talks about the challenges investigators and prosecutors face in dealing with human trafficking cases, including: community stigmatisation; cultural norms and practices; clear legal definitions; and identification of the crime and victims. She highlights cases where human trafficking has been prosecuted as an international crime, emphasizing the centrality of coordination and education across the board as key pillars of a successful prosecution of human trafficking.
Ms Gershuni spoke to the Deputy Director of the Wayamo Foundation, Dr Mark Kersten, prior to the Joan Kagezi Memorial Lecture, which was held in Kampala, Uganda, on 13 April 2018, and organized jointly by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions of Uganda and the Wayamo Foundation. The Lecture is an annual tribute to the memory of Joan Kagezi, former Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions and Head of the International Crimes Division in Uganda’s Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, who was shot and killed on 30th March 2015.
Justice Talks are a series of interviews about justice and accountability in Africa and beyond. They feature experts and leaders from the fields of human rights, international criminal law, politics and civil society.
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