At the request of the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program, St. Thomas Law and Professor Roza Pati recently welcomed a delegation of government officials from the Middle East and North Africa for a lecture on U.S. Human Trafficking Law and Policy.
Professor Pati delivered the timely lecture as part of the U.S. Department of State’s program – Combating Trafficking in Persons in the Near East and North Africa.
The Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons leads the United States’ global engagement against human trafficking
The delegation consisted of twelve officials hailing from Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and Tunisia. Among the attendees were prosecutors, heads of legal and human rights departments, law enforcement officials, and journalists.
St. Thomas Law has long been a leader in the fight against human trafficking. We are committed to protecting human rights and social justice—and to teaching, training, and empowering the next generation of human rights advocates and decision makers through our globally unique LL.M. Program; and, committed to original research in the field through our J.S.D. Program in Intercultural Human Rights.
Through programs like our Human Trafficking Academy, we address the cutting edge of global issues of concern and train students to solve these problems responsibly. Through projects such as the Human Rights Institute we dedicate ourselves to helping those in need in our own community. Locally and globally, we are devoted to shining a light on current human rights issues through our annual conferences and symposia, our Intercultural Human Rights Law Review, ranked No. 9 in the world, and our International Moot Court Program.