Professor Edwards Speaks on Human Trafficking and the Right to Health
On February 24, 2010, Professor George E. Edwards delivered a lecture in the Cutting Edge Lecture Series held on the IUPUI campus. In this series, t op university professors engage the community in discussions about rapidly changing fields of inquiry.
Professor Edwards lectured on The 17th Century Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade to Hurricane Katrina—International Trade, Human Trafficking & the Right to Health . He examined the applicability of international law to human rights issues in the U.S., Haiti, and other countries in the region affected by the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, and focused on vestiges of slavery including health disparities between descendants of slaves and non-descendants. Professor Edwards also explored the relationship between international trading regimes under the World Trade Organization (WTO), and legal mechanisms in place to combat trafficking in humans.
Professor Edwards is the Carl M. Gray Professor of Law and the Founding Director of the Program in International Human Rights Law at Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis. He is also the Founding Director of the Master of Laws (LL.M.) Track in International Human Rights Law. He is an Affiliated Faculty Member of the Center for the Study of Global Change of Indiana University.