World-class legal research at Griffith
KATE VAN DOORE
Award winning child rights lawyer working towards eradicating orphanage trafficking
Kate's PhD research started with a shocking discovery. Children in orphanages sponsored by her charity had been recruited and posed as orphans for funding. After winding up the orphanages and reuniting children with their families, she discovered how commonplace these schemes were. Parents were being promised an education for their children, often for a fee, but in reality these children were being sold into orphanages to meet the demand of volunteer tourists and their donations.
Kate's research has been instrumental in the Australian government's world-first recognition of orphanage trafficking as a form of modern slavery through the Modern Slavery Act 2018. Internationally she has worked with the United States Department of State on the Trafficking in Persons Report to recognise the links between orphanages and trafficking, and the Dutch and United Kingdom governments on the same issues.
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