Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking – the mass exploitation of misery

Sir Peter Fahy
25th October 2018, 7:00pm

The world is seeing the greatest mass movement of people it has ever experienced driven by conflict, population growth and economic inequality. Peter Fahy will outline the depth of the challenge from his experiences as Chief Constable of Greater Manchester and his work with charities Retrak and Hope for Justice with victims in Africa. He will highlight the impact of global forces on local communities and highly vulnerable individuals and the way this misery is being exploited by organised crime gangs and by the indifference of the developed world. He will argue that more border guards and higher fences will not hold back the tide, that current international aid efforts may be making the situation worse and that more radical global and local efforts are needed.


About the Speaker

Peter Fahy served as a police officer for 34 years including eight years as Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police. Since leaving policing he has worked with the charities Retrak and Hope for Justice and is Chair of Plus Dane Housing Association and Chair of the National Housing Federation Refugee Network. He is an Honorary Professor in the School of Law at the University. He is founder and chair of the We Stand Together charity which promotes community cohesion and diversity. He was knighted for services to policing in 2012. 


Menu for Supper

Chicken Supreme Hunter Style or MCC Fish Pie with garden peas, dill & potato crust or Vegetarian Moussaka
with a choice of the following sides: Roasted new potatoes with rosemary and garlic, steamed market vegetables, pilaf rice

Pear and Almond Frangipan or Chocolate Truffle Torte

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