At the invitation of the Ministry of Justice of Jamaica, the National Task Force Against Trafficking in Persons (NATFATIP), Professor Roza Pati presented a Distinguished Lecture at the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean. In her lecture she focused on human trafficking in the supply chain. While in Kingston, Professor Pati has generated multiple media focus. She appeared live on radio and the national TV Jamaica and was interviewed by several newspapers. Smile Jamaica Twitter and Facebook noted: “Tackling Human Trafficking in the Caribbean with Human Trafficking Expert, Dr. Roza Pati.”
The Gleaner, Jamaica’s oldest national newspaper established in 1834, featured Professor Pati under the title “Gov’t Alone Cannot Fight Human Trafficking – Pati,” as well as The Jamaica Observer under the title “US Law Professor Urges Multi-National Approach to Fight Human Trafficking,” highlighted Professor Pati’s lecture at the UCC.
Professor Pati met with dignitaries of the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of National Security: Ms. Sandra Graham, Chair of the National Task Force Against Trafficking in Persons Prevention Subcommittee and Director of Corporate Services, with Ms. Diahann Gordon Harrison, Jamaica’s National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons as well as with the Head of the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Unit, Jamaica Constabulary Force, Deputy Superintendent of Police Mr. Carl Berry.
In a spirit of future cooperation with academic institutions in our region, Professor Pati had a fruitful meeting with members of the Executive Council of the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean, with the intention, as noted by Dr. Bernadette Warner, Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs of the UCC, “to develop a tripartite collaboration for the purpose of curriculum design, development and delivery as well as relevant research,” amongst the UCC, the government of Jamaica (NATFATIP) and St. Thomas University’s Master of Laws and the Doctorate of the Science of Law in Intercultural Human Rights, and its Human Trafficking Academy.