HUMAN Trafficking and other International Organized Crimes Seminar.
The Human Trafficking Seminar was held recently, on the 12/04/17. at The Windsor Golf Hotel.
What’s trafficking? Trafficking is exploiting people in vulnerability or vulnerable situations with an aim of getting financial reward.
Trafficking in persons is defined in The counter trafficking in persons Act section 3, as The recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of The threat or Use of force or other forms of coercion, abduction, of fraud, of deception, of The abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of The giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the PURPOSE of exploitation. The one day Seminar took place at windsor hotel.
Speaker after speaker supported the message of preventing and stopping the global human trafficking and other international crimes. It was revealed that most of The perpetrators of Human Trafficking crimes are relatives and that the trafficked youth are so exploited.
The Director of Criminal Investigations, Mr. Ndegwa Muhoro said that some Ethiopian human traffickers had been extradited. And that its of importance how we are engaging our counterparts regionally. A cooperation of East Africa police chiefs. Another thing of importance is the collection of intelligence and providing it. We also learnt through the DCI that the police force has 100,000 officers currently.
Several panels all through the day discussed several sub-topics within the main Topics of The day including Illicit economy which covers the Following and was presented by an expert in Laws, ICT, Cyberspace and Law as well as Telecommunications and Law. The role of ICT in internationally organised crimes, and the possible mitigation tactics.
Mr Karl Racine who is the Attorney General of Washington DC said that human trafficking is a 32 billion dollars enterprise. That Sex trafficking is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in The world.
HE added that the Mafia is involved and the most organised criminal enterprises are in the game.
Mr Karl Racine said that the profits gotten from this trafficking criminal enterprises are extraordinary. He talked about The US, saying that in The US, 50-90% of youth who are Victims of Human Sex trafficking came through the Child abuse and neglect system.
Mr. Karl Racine is a District of Columbia Attorney General who was elected in 2014. He Has 25 years of experience as a practising lawyer and steward of leading law firms and organizations to The office of The Attorney General.
The Attorney General’s mission is to Use the law to serve the people of The District of Columbia, He advises the Executive Branch and other District agencies, defends the city in court, and protects the city’s residents. He has pledged to prioritize consumer protection, enforce affordable housing regulations, and find alternatives that can divert young people out of the juvenile Justice system.
His commitment to equal Justice was inspired by his parents, who fled authoritarian rule in Haiti, to start a new life in The US and by the attorneys of The civil rights movement who used the law to make positive Change.
Racine has deep and wide-ranging legal experience. He volunteered as a law student in a clinic supporting migrant farm worker’s rights, represented indigent residents in The DC Public Defender Service, practiced white-collar and commercial litigation with Cacheris & Treanor and Venable LLP, served as Associate White House Counsel in the Clinton Administration, and served on the District’s Judicial Nomination Commission. When Racine became Managing Partner at Venable LLP, where he managed over 600 attorneys, he became the first African-American Managing partner of a top-100 law firm.
The National Law Journal named Racine one of The 50 most influential Minority Lawyers in The United States.
A life long District resident, Racine attended Murch Elementary School, Deal Junior High, and Wilson High, and graduated from St. Johns College High School. He also played Basketball in youth sports leagues across the city. Racine is deeply committed to the community, assembling what the Washington Post called “a rich record of community service” and remains involved in a variety of causes, including youth literacy and mentoring.
Racine earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Pennsylvania and his law degree from the University of Virginia School Of Law.