Students, Professor Present Research at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

September 27 2017
Category: Academics

Daniel Clay

Earlier this month, two students, Anna Copp '18 and Ashley Kelly '18, along with Dr. Daniel Clay, assistant professor of criminal justice, presented a research paper during a conference at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

During the annual "Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking," the group presented a paper titled, "Decriminalizing and Deinstitutionalizing Victims of Human Trafficking: Article VI of the 2000 Protocol."  

This independent research project focused on the United Nations Trafficking Principles and Guidelines (UNTPG), the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), and the unlawful criminalization and detention of human trafficking victims.

Their analysis concluded that the obligation to provide appropriate housing for victims, in conjunction with the UNTPG condemnation of the detention of victims, serves as the appropriate legal basis and benchmark for countries aspiring to decriminalize and deinstitutionalize victims of human trafficking.