Judges Summit on Human Trafficking
Opening New Paths of Justice
In June 2016 a summit was held in the Vatican. Over a hundred judges, magistrates, prosecutors, and representatives of legal organizations from some 20 different countries gathered to share best practice from their experiences of working to fight trafficking, slave labour and the trade in human organs. The event was organized by the Pontifical Academy of Social Science. During the summit Pope Francis called on judges to “work together in breaking down barriers and opening new paths of justice for the promotion of human dignity, freedom, responsibility, happiness and, ultimately, peace.” The proceedings of this summit, including an address by Pope Francis, are now available online in print and video format.