Global and Local Perspectives and Issues

21 – 25 October 2019   print this page

Course directors:

John A. Winetrdyk, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Canada
Jackie Jones, University of the West of England, United Kingdom

Course description:

As one of the most profitable crimes and one that knows no borders; human trafficking is also one of the most heinous human rights violations. This (gradulate level) course will offer a historical overview of the trafficking in persons. Attention will also be given to a wide-range of related topics and issues ranging from methodological research issues related to the study of human trafficking, the range and scope of criminal justice response mechanisms, the evolutive nature of human trafficking, various international response mechanisms and models, as well as a look at futures issues as they pertain to more effectivewly and efficiently responding to human trafficking. Although the course will have a European focus, where appropriate, an internation perspective will be included to enhance a more global understanding of the crime.



1. Introduction

2. Set out course work for Thursday/Friday

3. Groundwork for Human Trafficking introduction


1. Basic Research Methodology

2. EU/Council of Europe legal instruments focus


1. Specific Issues: Victims/Perpetrators/NGOs/Law Enforcement


1. Court case/writing a complaint to the UN Special Rapporteur or National Rapporteur on Human Trafficking

2. Offences and their legal definitions

3. Tour of Old City


1. Post presentation and wrap-up

** Possible other specific themes: Child Trafficking; UNCRC; Youth crime.

Does your programme offer ECTS credits and if yes what are the requirements?

Yes, but the course has no pre-requisits other than some proficiency in English and an interest in social and criminal justice – specifically human trafficking.

Course lecturers:

Anna-Maria Getoš Kalac, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Genoveva Tisheva , Women’s Human Rights Insittute, Bulgaria
Michael Kilchling, Max Planck Institut, Freiburg, Germany
Alexandra Malangone, The Human Rights League, Slovakia