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POSTPONED: Silicon Valley's Online Slave Market, featuring UN Special Rapporteur on Slavery

March 18, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Encina Commons, room 123

DUE TO TRAVEL RECOMMENDATIONS SURROUNDING COVID-19, THE SPEAKER HAS POSTPONED THIS EVENT. YOU MAY STILL RSVP TO RECEIVE AN EMAIL REGARDING THE DATE CHANGE.

Google, Apple and Facebook-owned Instagram are enabling an illegal online slave market via apps used for the buying and selling of domestic workers in the Gulf. BBC News Arabic conducted an undercover investigation exposing app users in Kuwait violating local and international laws on modern slavery, including a woman offering a child for sale. This event will feature a screening of the 12-minute version of the documentary "Silicon Valley’s Online Slave Market" and remarks by Urmila Bhoola, a South African lawyer working globally to advance human rights and end child labour, child marriage, forced labour and other contemporary forms of slavery. She was appointed as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery, its causes and consequences in June 2014. A panel discussion will include the following guests:

Urmila Bhoola, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery

Jessie Brunner, Senior Program Manager at Stanford's Center for Human Rights and International Justice

Owen Pinnell, Producer of "Silicon Valley’s Online Slave Market"

Beth Van Schaack, Visiting Professor of Human Rights at Stanford Law School

Lunch will be served, but is limited; please arrive early.

Event Sponsor: 
BBC News Arabic, Center for Human Rights and International Justice, UN Human Rights
Contact Email: 
shoes@stanford.edu
Contact Phone: 
650-721-6767