“Smuggling, Trafficking and Extortion: New conceptual and policy challenges on the Libyan route to Europe.”
The Centre Jean Monnet de Montréal has the great pleasure to welcome Professor Anna Triandafyllidou (Ryerson University, Toronto) for an intervention on : “Smuggling, Trafficking and Extortion: New conceptual and policy challenges on the Libyan route to Europe”.
The event will take place online. Please register before October 4, 2020. Admission is free.
Monday, 5 October 2020, 1:00 p.m.
Abstract : “Anna Triandafyllidou’s talk will shed light on the relationship between human smuggling, trafficking and kidnapping and extortion in Libya. Prof. Triandafyllidou draws on joint research undertaken with Katie Kuschminder (Maastricht University, The Netherlands), which is based on qualitative data of interviews with Eritrean asylum seekers in Italy. Prof. Triandafyllidou puts forth that the kidnapping and extortion experienced by Eritreans in Libya is neither trafficking, nor smuggling, but a crime against humanity orchestrated by an organized criminal network. Her talk will also discuss emerging practices of the Italian courts aimed at providing protection to those who are not prima facie refugees but who have been through abuse and torture in Libya; with a view of pointing to directions for developing a common EU policy in this direction. “