FREE PDC/AWL Seminar on Legal Case Management Support for Victims of Human Trafficking on 27 January 2015

  • Posted on: 16 January 2015
  • By: admin1

The KL Bar Professional Development Committee and the Association of Women Lawyers (AWL) are jointly organising a Seminar by Daniel Lo on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm at the KL Bar Auditorium, 4th Floor, Wisma Hangsam, No.1, Jalan Hang Lekir, 50000 Kuala Lumpur.

About the Seminar

Human trafficking or more properly understood as modern-day slavery where the focus is upon the exploitation of a victim by a perpetrator is a world-wide phenomenon which exists in every country in the world. It has been estimated that there are over 27 million victims currently in the situation of modern-day slavery, including forced labour, sex trafficking and organ harvesting. All these various forms of human trafficking have the elements of exploitation of a victim by a perpetrator where the victim is unable to escape arising from the use of fraud, force or coercion.

In Malaysia, modern-day slavery is faced by many migrant workers, refugees, asylum seekers and foreign spouses totaling close to 5 million. The Malaysian Government on average rescues about 3 victims daily and thus far since the inception of the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act in 2007 has rescued over 3,000 persons.

 

About the Speaker:

Daniel Lo joined as Special Officer for human rights with Senator Datuk Paul Low, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office in November 2013. Datuk Paul Low is the Minister for Governance, Integrity and Human Rights appointed by the Prime Minister in 2013. His role as special officer is to advise the Minister and other related government ministries and agencies on human rights matters. In this role he also engages with civil society, statutory bodies, business groups and diplomatic missions to strengthen institutions to the realisation of human rights in Malaysia and the region. Before joining Datuk Paul Low, He was with the Coalition to Abolish Modern-day Slavery (CAMSA) as Country Manager from 2009 and owing to the Coalition’s focused efforts, was appointed as a NGO representative to both the Council for Anti-Trafficking in Persons of Malaysian and the Selangor Anti-Trafficking in Humans Task Force in 2011. He was also a partner and practicing solicitor in his law firm, Andrew Khoo & Daniel Lo from where he brings and contributes over 15 years of his legal practice knowledge in Malaysia. During that time, his direct intervention in many migrant worker cases involving employment, immigration and criminal issues has provided him with first hand experiences of many violations which migrant workers face in Malaysia.

 

As this is a FREE Seminar, Members of the Bar, Pupils-in-Chambers and Law Students who have registered are to ensure their attendance. Otherwise, it may deprive others of the opportunity to attend. Any cancellation shall be in writing and received by the KL Bar Secretariat by 3 working days prior to the Seminar. Members of the Bar, Pupils-in-Chambers and Law Students who have registered for the Seminar and fail to turn up, will not be allowed to register for future Free Seminars, Workshops,Talks and Forums organised by the PDC.

 

REGISTRATION FEE

Members of the Bar, Pupils-in-Chambers / Law Students – FREE but registration is required.

NGOs -RM30.00 per participant.

Non-Members – RM100.00 per participant. Registration Must be Accompanied With Payment to Guarantee Your Place

Only 150 Seats Available. Click here to register.

 

METHOD OF PAYMENT:

Payment is to be made at any Maybank

Name of Account:  Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee

Account No:            564315003715

Please fax or email the bank in slip to 03-20321090 or siti@klbar.org.my.

 

NOTE:

Registration is strictly on a first-come, first-served basis.

Confirmation is upon receipt of payment.

The Organisers reserve the right to postpone or cancel the Event, should circumstances arise that make such action necessary.

Fee paid is non-refundable unless the Event is cancelled by the Organisers.  If a participant is unable to attend, a replacement participant is allowed.

The registration counter will be opened for registration at 2:00 pm on the day of the event. The Event will start at 2:30 pm sharp. Please be punctual.

Kindly note that Photo ID (IC, Driving Licence, etc) is required for registration.

Certificate of Attendance for participants is only provided upon request by filling up the Evaluation and Feedback Form and returning it to the Registration Desk AT THE END OF THE EVENT.

To be eligible for the Certificate of Attendance and CPD Points, please take note that:

You must participate in the Event until its completion including the Q & A Session and be present throughout the Event.

Latecomers (15 Minutes after the start time) and those who leave early will not be entitled to receive the Certificate of Attendance and the CPD Points.

For registration information, please contact Siti at the KL Bar Secretariat 03-20321440.

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