Janie Chuang is working to reframe human trafficking as a labor-migration problem and identify appropriate remedies for both source and destination countries. An associate professor of law at American University’s Washington College of Law, Chuang will focus on female migrant domestic workers and compare how various nations respond to the challenges posed by large-scale labor trafficking.
Chuang previously served as a trafficking consultant to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva and Colombo, where she participated in negotiations over the Trafficking Protocol for the UN Convention on Transnational Organized Crime. She has also served as a legal officer for the UN Compensation Commission in Switzerland and has represented foreign governments in international litigation as well as pro bono asylum and human rights cases. She is the U.S. representative for the International Law Association’s Feminism and International Law Committee.
Her work should provide valuable insights to the Open Society International Migration Initiative, the International Women’s Program, the Public Health Program, and the Latin America Program.