ASEAN and slavery
Room E561, 5th Floor, East Wing, Menzies Building (Building 11)
Event Date: 05/09/2018
Monash Asia Institute Inter-faculty Dialogue
SLAVERY AND ASEAN
When? September 5, 2018, 2.00-3.30,
Where? Elizabeth Burchill Room, E561 (5th floor, east wing, Menzies Building).
Professor Jean Allain (Law)
Does Slavery Exist Today?
Prof Jean Allain is a leading legal scholar on issues of human trafficking and modern slavery and Special Adviser to Anti-Slavery International, the world's oldest international human rights organisation.
Prof Allain is also Professor of International Law with the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE) at the University of Hull, UK. He is also Extraordinary Professor, Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa.
Prof Allain holds a Doctorate from the Graduate Institute for International Studies, University of Geneva; during his graduate studies he clerked for the first President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
Dr Natalia Antolak-Saper (Law)
The Role of Domestic/Regional Criminal Liability in ASEAN Member States for Human Trafficking and Slavery.
Natalia Antolak-Saper is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Law, Monash University. Natalia graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Criminology, and a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours. She completed her professional training with Lander & Rogers Lawyers, and was admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and of the High Court of Australia. Her PhD examined the extent to which the media impacts upon sentencing policy. She has published articles on diverse topics including directed verdicts, bail conditions, and gambling regulation. Her research areas are in comparative criminal law and procedure, and domestic and international sentencing. In 2017, she received the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law’s Gold Medal for her contributions to the reform of criminal law. In 2018, she gave plenary paper on ‘Human Trafficking and Migrant Related Crimes: What Role for the ICC?’.
A/Prof Heli Askola (Law)
The potential and pitfalls of the ASEAN Convention against Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children.
Bio: Heli Askola is A/Prof at the Monash Law Faculty, where she researches the legal responses to trafficking in human beings, irregular migration and violence against women; comparative immigration and citizenship policies; and transnational law, especially European Union free movement law.
Dr Antje Missbach (Anthropology)
Trafficking within migrant smuggling operations: Are underage transporters ‘victims’ or ‘perpetrators’
Antje Missbach is a senior research lecturer at the School of Social Sciences at Monash University in Melbourne. Before moving to Monash, she was a McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellow at the Melbourne Law School (2011-2014) and she also held positions as post-doctoral fellow at the Berlin Graduate School for Muslim Cultures and Societies and as lecturer at the Ruprecht-Karls University in Heidelberg. She studied Southeast Asian Studies and European Ethnology at Humboldt University in Berlin and obtained her PhD from the Australian National University in 2010. She is the author of Troubled Transit: Asylum seekers stuck in Indonesia (ISEAS, 2015) and Politics and Conflict in Indonesia: The Role of the Acehnese Diaspora (Routledge, 2011).
Her research interests include the socio-legal dimensions of forced migration in Southeast Asia, border regimes, asylum policies and refugee protection in the Asia-Pacific, as well as diaspora politics and long-distance nationalism. Lately, she has also started to develop an interest in trafficking in persons and forced labour, particularly concerning minors, migrants and other vulnerable persons.
Dr Sara Niner (Anthropology)
Gender and culture in Timor Leste
She is an expert in the field of gender and international development with a particular interest in those issues in the post-conflict environment of Timor-Leste and is widely published in this field. As a regional gender expert, Dr Niner has often worked and reported on gender issues in S. E. Asia for local and international development agencies. She is currently undertaking research through the Oxfam Monash Partnership of Oxfam partnered Savings and Loans Schemes in Timor-Leste. Further work on the links between gender inequity, empowerment and the economy is also being developed with a network of researchers focussed on the Asia Paci.
Professor Robert Thompson (Political Science).
Selected Political Science Approaches to Researching Policymaking in Intergovernmental Organisations
Robert joined Monash in 2017, having previously held positions in the Netherlands (at the Universities of Groningen and Utrecht), Ireland (at Trinity College Dublin) and the United Kingdom (at the University of Strathclyde). His research focuses on international comparisons of democratic representation, and various forms of international governance. In one area of ongoing research Robert and his colleagues are examining the conditions under which politicians keep and break the promises they make to voters when they enter government office. In another area of ongoing research Robert and his colleagues are seeking to understand negotiations and policymaking in international organizations with a focus on the European Union and the United Nations (particularly UNFCCC). He is author of Resolving Controversy in the European Union (Cambridge University Press), and a series of articles and book chapters on national, EU, and international politics.