In March 2008, the TC Beirne School of Law at The University of Queensland (UQ) set up the Human Trafficking Working Group to provide comprehensive and continuing analysis of the phenomenon of trafficking in persons in Australia.  This research initiative, led by Professor Andreas Schloenhardt, identifies and analyses reported and suspected instances of trafficking in persons in Australia in all its forms, including trafficking for commercial sexual exploitation, domestic servitude, forced and servile marriage, labour trafficking, child trafficking, and trafficking for the purpose of organ removal.  The Working Group documents and examines the evolution and operation of international and domestic law in this field and critically evaluates the Australian Government’s response to trafficking in persons.

Project members

Professor Andreas Schloenhardt

TC Beirne School of Law