Human Trafficking in Aviation

Thursday, February 23, 2023 13:00to15:30

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) estimates that there are 50 million people worldwide in modern slavery in 2021 and IOM case data shows that 80% of international human trafficking journeys cross through official border points including airports. With this in mind, this round-table discussion will address the underlying causes of human trafficking in general and consider what aviation stakeholders are doing to address the challenge of human trafficking.



  • Prof. Francois Crépeau
    UN Special Rappoteur on Human Rights of Migrants (2011-2017)

  • Prof. Michel Veuthey
    Ambassador of the Sovereign Order of Malta

  • Linda Ristagno
    Assistant Director, External Affairs (IATA)

  • Martin Maurino
    Technical Officer, Global Aviation Safety (ICAO)

  • Youla Alhaddadin
    Senior Advisor on Trafficking in Persons (OHCHR)


Moderated by:

  • Prof. Martine De Serres
    Adjunct Professor (McGill University)
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