DRAFTING NATIONAL LAWS TO ADDRESS MIGRANT SMUGGLING REVIEW OF LAWS AND POLICIES ON MIGRANT SMUGGLING, EASTERN AFRICA STRENGTHENING THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE RESPONSE TO MIGRANT SMUGGLING IN NORTH AFRICA 
In 2010, Fiona was engaged by UNODC Eastern Africa to develop a training package for legal drafters involved in law reform of national laws on migrant smuggling. Fiona delivered the training in Mombasa Kenya, for participants from law reform commissions, prosecution services and Attorney-Generals’ Departments from Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. At the end of the three-day training course, participants rated the quality of teaching on average at 9.75 out of 10. In 2010, Fiona was engaged by UNODC Vienna to undertake a review of laws and policies on migrant smuggling in 13 eastern African countries.  This project involved meetings and site visits in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania. In 2009, Fiona was engaged by UNODC Vienna to undertake consultations with  participants from selected North African/Arab countries about the content of the (then draft) Model Law on Smuggling of Migrants. This involved a three-day Expert Working Group meeting held in Cairo, Egypt. Fiona also facilitated a meeting with government participants in Tripoli, Libya, to discuss that country’s compliance with the Smuggling of Migrants Protocol and to discuss their comments on the draft Model Law.
IOM-ASEAN PILOT PROJECT TO IMPROVE DATA COLLECTION ON TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS LAW REFORM OF AUSTRALIA’S LAWS ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING 

UNODC REPORTS ON MIGRANT SMUGGLING PATTERNS IN 14 COUNTRIES

It is widely known that data on human trafficking is highly problematic.  Fiona was the Research Director of this project, that set out to examine in detail the data collection practices of four South East Asian countries (Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand), with a view to improving those practices. The project concluded with a regional workshop held under ASEAN auspices and the launch of a report including findings from the project.

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With Dr Anne Gallagher, Fiona has made two submissions on improving Australia’s laws on slavery and human trafficking.

Click here for first submission, 2011

Click here for second submission, 2012

Fiona was the Lead Researcher on UNODC research on migrant smuggling covering 14 countries.  The research summarises what we know about migrant smuggling in Asia.  The research was funded by the Australian Department of Immigration, as part of the Bali Process.

See the Literature Review here and the Annotated Bibliography here.

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