Sunday, March 9, 2014

The Woman Behind The Whistleblower: Human Trafficking and a Culture of Corruption

A non-CLE Teleconference Panel Discussion proudly presented by

ABA Section of International Law Women's Interest Network

By Teleconference Only 
Monday, March 17, 2014 
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT 

★ Kathryn Bolkovac, formerly employed with DynCorp as UN International Police Force Monitor 

★ Olufunmi Oluyede, Co-Chair, Women's Interest Network 

★ Linda Strite Murnane, Vice-Chair, Women's Interest Network 

Kathryn Bolkovac worked as a United Nations International Police Force Monitor under contract with DynCorp in the Balkans, following years as a police investigator in Nebraska. In 2001, she filed suit against DynCorp when they terminated her employment after she reported the involvement of many of her co-workers in human trafficking and in procuring prostitution services. Ms. Bolkovac won a unanimous decision from a British employment tribunal finding that the actions of DynCorp were illegal. During her time in Bosnia as an investigator, Ms Bolkovac uncovered evidence of girls who refused to have sex being beaten and raped in bars by their pimps while peacekeepers stood and watched. She discovered that one UN policeman who was supposed to be investigating the sex trade paid £700 to a bar owner for an underage girl who he kept captive in his apartment to use in his own prostitution racket. Ms. Bolkovac will discuss her experience and her efforts to end human trafficking and sexual exploitation in this one hour non-CLE teleconference in honor of International Women's Day. 

$15 - Section of International Law Members 
$25 - SIL Non-Members 

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