ACAMS Ireland Chapter: Fighting Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
Please join the ACAMS Ireland Chapter for our next virtual session on the important topic of Fighting Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking.
In 2016, it was estimated that over 40 million people were victims of modern slavery globally, generating an estimated USD 150 billion each year of illegal profits.
This makes modern slavery the third largest source of criminal profits globally and the majority of these profits are passing undetected through the global financial system. As a result, there are growing expectations and requirements on the financial sector to identify, report, mitigate and even remedy modern slavery and human trafficking risks.
From a regulatory perspective, in the Republic of Ireland, Criminal Law (Human Trafficking) (Amendment) Act 2013 was introduced to give effect to certain criminal law provisions of Directive 2011/36/EU on preventing and combatting trafficking in human beings and protecting its victims.
ACAMS Ireland Chapter is grateful for the opportunity to provide its members with insight into this subject through two expert speakers.
Paul Curtis, Detective Sergeant with An Garda Síochána, Human Trafficking Investigation & Co-ordination Units will speak on the scale of the situation in Ireland and inform attendees of ‘red flags’ and the types of businesses which are potentially more likely to be used in channelling profits from illicit activities.
Larry Cameron is the Chief Information Security Officer at Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative (ATII) and an official member of the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI. Larry will present on the use of Cryptocurrency in anti-human trafficking and child exploitation crimes.
In addition, learn what you can do to commit yourself to fight modern slavery and human trafficking by enrolling in the free online training ACAMS Certificate course Fighting Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking. This first of its kind human trafficking.
1 ACAMS Credit *only active ACAMS members in Ireland will receive the credit upon attendance of the entire event.