Identifying and Responding to Human Trafficking and Multiple Forms of Exploitation

12 Apr 2019 - Fri / 1 day / 2:30pm - 5:00pm / Raja Aziz Addruse Auditorium, Wisma Badan Peguam Malaysia (Formerly known as Wisma Straits Trading), Unit 2-02A, 2nd Floor 2 Leboh Pasar Besar, 50050 Kuala Lumpur

A workshop for court practitioners, advocacy agencies, government officials, medical professionals, university and community leaders on human trafficking.

Member: RM 90
Members admitted from 1 July 2011: RM 60
Law Student: RM 45
Pupil in Chambers: RM 45
Non-Member: RM 180
Organisers: Bar Council

CPD: Bridges
CPD Points: 2
Event Code:


A workshop for court practitioners, advocacy agencies, government officials, medical professionals, university and community leaders.


This is an interactive workshop that includes the following:

(1) The criminal elements that define human trafficking:

  • The scope and nature of the problem in Malaysia and the Southeast Asian region
    Focusing on Malaysia as a human trafficking destination, source, and transit country for child organ, sexual, and labour exploitation
  • The tactics utilised by traffickers to recruit and exploit victims of all ages and gender — men, women, and children
  • Learning from precedent-setting cases of other countries

(2) A community’s response to human trafficking:

  • Recognising the signs and indicators of abuse and exploitation
  • Preventive measures and protection for victims embedded within the law

This workshop also focuses on the national and international legal frameworks that govern human trafficking in Malaysia
through the following:

(1) Malaysia’s human trafficking court and its domestic laws

(2) International law obligations in respect of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress, and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime


Dr Tanya Herring is a legal scholar who is a Senior Fellow/Researcher in the United Kingdom. She holds multiple degrees: doctorate degrees in education and management; LLM in International Criminal Law and International Human
Rights, MBA, and MSA. She is a Doctoral Candidate in International Criminal Law and International Human Rights, and has the following specialised training/certification: Children at the Heart of Human Rights Certification Program, University of Geneva; Institute of Statelessness and Inclusion, Tilburg University, the Netherlands; Advocacy Training, Association of Defence Council Practising before the International Courts and Tribunals; Arbitration, Bangor.

Dr Herring’s research proffers a framework that incorporates legal empowerment, succinct with the Palermo Convention’s national application in Southeast Asia, and global generalisable principles for domestic implementation. Her research premise suggests that human trafficking, smuggling, and multiple forms of exploitation, can be mitigated by optimising the applications of the Palermo Convention. Her areas of expertise include the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child; self-determination principles; and the International Labour Organization Forced Labour Conventions: CO29, C182, and PO29.

Terms and Conditions

Places are limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

For events with registration fees, all payments must be made in advance, including bank charges. Registration will be confirmed once proof of payment is provided by email or fax, and full payment is received.

For events that are not organised by Bar Council, please note that you are subject to the relevant terms and conditions specified by the external providers.


Cancellations must be made in writing at least 48 hours prior to the event.

If you have failed to inform the organiser on your cancellation for three consecutive times, you may be blacklisted for future events.


Refunds will be processed after the event is completed. This may take up to 30 business days. The conditions for refunds are as follows:

  • Full refunds will be issued if the cancellation is notified to the organiser three business days before the event.
  • No refunds will be issued if the cancellation is notified to the organiser less than three business days from the event.

The organiser reserves the right to modify, cancel or postpone the event, should circumstances arise that make such action necessary, whereupon all registration fees paid will be refunded.


You are allowed to transfer your place to another participant, but you must notify the organiser with the necessary details.


CPD points will not be awarded to lawyers and pupils in chambers from Peninsular Malaysia who arrive more than 15 minutes late, are not present throughout the event, or leave before its scheduled end.


The personal information that you provide to the Bar Council, whether now or in the future, may be used, recorded, stored, disclosed or otherwise processed by or on behalf of the Bar Council for the purposes of facilitation and organisation of this event, research and audit, maintenance of a participant database for the promotion of this event, and such ancillary services as may be relevant.


  • Materials will be emailed only. No printed notes will be provided.
  • No recording of the event is permitted via any means at any time.
  • No part of the event content may be used/reproduced in any form without the written and explicit consent of the Bar Council and speaker(s).



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