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Avon Global Center for Women and Justice at Cornell Law School

India UN Trafficking Protocol Compliance Project

In May 2011, India ratified the United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress, and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (UN Trafficking Protocol) and has undertaken other important institutional initiatives to combat human trafficking. However, in several respects, India's laws do not fully comply with its international law obligations, and its laws and policies do not afford meaningful assistance to trafficking victims.

India Team 

Cornell Law students Hanna Ko and Belinda Liu with Avon Global Center Women and Justice Fellow Maithili Pradhan, Professor Dipika Jain (Jindal Global Law School), and Jindal Global Law students on a field visit to New Delhi, India in Fall 2012

The Avon Global Center and International Human Rights Clinic are conducting a study of the gaps in India's anti-trafficking laws, policies, and practices, in partnership with the International Human Rights Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School and Jindal Global Law School in Sonipat, India. Cornell Law students conducted field research in Delhi in the fall of 2012, under the supervision of Avon Global Center Women and Justice Fellow Maithili Pradhan.

India Team 2 

Cornell Law students Rashell Khan and Brianna Serrano meet with Prof. Liz Brundige, Prof. Dipika Jain (Jindal), and students from the University of Chicago Law School and Jindal Global Law School in Delhi in Spring 2013

Another team of students, supervised by Center Executive Director Elizabeth Brundige and joined by students from Chicago and Jindal, conducted further research in Kolkata and Delhi in spring 2013. The Center and its partners are now preparing a report on India's responses to human trafficking based on their desk and field research findings.