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Silicon Valley’s Online Slave Market: Short film and panel with UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery Urmila Bhoola

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 @ 12:50 pm - 2:00 pm

Facebook-owned Instagram and apps sold by Google and Apple have enabled an illegal online slave market for the buying and selling of domestic workers, including minors, in the Persian Gulf. In Maids for Sale: Silicon Valley’s Online Slave Market, BBC News Arabic’s undercover investigation exposes app users in Kuwait engaging in the sale of imported domestic workers in violation of local and international laws. The Human Rights Center will host a screening and discussion of what UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery Urmila Bhoola refers to as “the quintessential example of modern slavery.” Join  the Special Rapporteur, BBC researcher Owen Pinell and HRC Faculty Director Eric Stover for a panel and short screening of the film. RSVP at tinyurl.com/onlineslavemarket . 


Wednesday, March 4, 2020
12:50 pm - 2:00 pm
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140 Law Building (Moot Court Room)


Human Rights Center/Alexey Berlind

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