Emerging issues that catalyse conflict

Course Description

Resource Person:DR. SAMSON BARIGYE

Modern slavery comprises forms of extreme labour exploitation with its modern slavery law 2015; the UK said to be at fore front of international efforts to address crime. But to be affective members of the public and officers of government agencies need to be able to recognize situation as modern slavery (Stefan M et al 2018). This module covers the political, economic, social, technological, environmental and legal factors that are structural and systemic in nature, those are responsible for the continuation and escalation of conflict and violence.

Aim: The aim of this course is to explore issues and factors that catalyze and escalate conflict and violence. The course will enable fellows to reflect on various systemic and structural factors that facilitate the continuity or perpetuation of conflict. The course will also enable fellows examine contemporary factors such as human trafficking and modern slavery especially in as far as these contribute to conflict across borders and jurisdictions.

Objective: To highlight critical structural and systemic issues that catalyze conflict, thereby escalating conflict and often resulting into violence.

Scope: The course will cover the political, economic, social, technological, environmental and legal factors that are structural and systemic in nature, those are responsible for the continuation and escalation of conflict and violence.

References and Readings

-Stefan M, Fay S, Victoria M et al (2018). Recognizing Modern Slavery, Journal of Human Trafficking, Volume 5, Issue 3.

-Justine Nola and Gregory Bolt 9(2018). Global Supply Chains And Human Rights: Spotlight on Forced Labour and Modern Slavery Practices, Australian Journal of Human Rights, Volume 24, Issue 1.

-International Organization For Migration, (2015). Addressing Human Trafficking and Exploitation in Times of Crisis, Briefing Document Evidence and Recommendation for Further Action to Protect Population, Geneva.

-Fiona D, Katharine B and Jacqueline J (2019). Migrants and their Vulnerability to Human Trafficking, Modern Slavery and Forced Labour, International Organization for Migration, Geneva ,1211.

-Walk Free (2018). “Global Slavery Index(4th Ed)

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