Prof Tomoya Obokata, UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences

Forced Displacement and Contemporary Forms of Slavery

Transitional Justice Institute

Prof Tomoya Obokata, UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences

Join TJI and Prof Tomoya Obokata for a seminar on the role of the UN special procedures in human rights protection with a special focus on his recent report on Forced Displacement and Contemporary Forms of Slavery.

Tomoya Obokata is a Japanese scholar of international law and human rights, specialising in transnational organised crime, human trafficking and modern slavery. He was appointed as the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences in March 2020.

He currently serves as Professor of International Law and Human Rights at Keele University, and previously taught at Queen's University Belfast and Dundee University.

He has extensive experience of working on the issues of transnational crime, human trafficking and modern slavery with relevant stakeholders, including the UK Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights, the Northern Ireland Assembly All Party Group on Human Trafficking, the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, the International Organisation for Migration and the European Union.

Prof Obokata also worked as a legal clerk for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Japan. He has published widely on the topics mentioned.

Danielle Gallagher (PhD researcher) and Prof Rory O’Connell will co-chair this event.

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11:00AM to 12:00PM