Webinar: Protecting Victims of Trafficking From Immigration Detention

Webinar: Protecting Victims of Trafficking from Immigration Detention
When: Tuesday 25 April 2023, 10h-12h CET
Where: Online (Zoom)
Registration: Via Eventbrite

The Global Detention Project is hosting the fourth in its series of webinars exploring how civil society organisations can effectively engage with human rights monitoring mechanisms to promote the rights of migrants, asylum seekers, and refugees in immigration detention.

In this webinar we will hear from four global experts on human trafficking about how the principle of non-punishment can be used to protect victims of trafficking who are detained for migration-related offences.

  • What is the principle of non-punishment and how does it relate to immigration detention?
  • How can civil society organisations engage with international organisations to protect victims of trafficking?
  • International standards on the non-punishment of victims of trafficking already exist – but are they being effectively used to prevent the detention of trafficked migrants and refugees?
  • What can we learn from the ASEAN region where the principle of non-punishment has been integrated into national legislation?
  • What does the new UK Illegal Migration Bill and the withdrawal of protection under the Modern Slavery Act mean for victims of trafficking in the UK?
  • What are the global trends in protecting victims of trafficking from migration-related detention?


Siobhán Mullally – UN Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children

Tiphanie Crittin – Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Section, UNODC

Ambassador Yuyun Wahyuningrum – Chair and Representative of Indonesia to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR)

Catherine Meredith – Barrister, Doughty Street Chambers (London, UK)

Michael Flynn – Executive Director, Global Detention Project


Suzanne Hoff – International Coordinator at La Strada International (European NGO Platform against Human Trafficking)

To attend, please register by 17h, 23 April, via Eventbrite.