Prof. Milano participates in a seminar organized by the Barcelona Autonomous University on the (un) protection of trafficking victims

Professor Valentina Milano, a researcher at LIDIB, participated as a speaker in the round table “The international (un)protection of victims of human trafficking”, organized at the Palau Macaya in Barcelona by the CEI International Affairs and the CIMCETT (Research Group of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and the University of Girona (UdG) on “International cooperation as an essential means for the fight against migrants’ smuggling and human trafficking”).

The central axis of this seminar has been to examine why victims of trafficking, exploited by those who instrumentalize them for their own benefit, are addressed in most instruments in charge of fighting this scourge more as objects than as subjects of law. Professor Milano and the other speakers – Prof. Jorge Cardona, Full Professor of Public International Law at the University of Valencia, Mrs. Judith Carreras of the ILO and Mrs. Rosa Cendon of SICAR – have reflected on the lack of results that this perspective offers and on the elements that are required to generate a change in paradigm in the protection of trafficking victims in Spain, in order to comply with a number of provisions included in relevant European instruments on, among others, integral assistance, access to residence permits and asylum, access to justice and access to compensation.