Who We Are

About Human Trafficking Chapter

Over the last fifteen years the struggle against human trafficking has been recognised worldwide as one of the most challenging issues of the 21st century and has become part of the political agenda of many governments and institutions. Numerous anti-trafficking initiatives have been implemented and significant progress has been made in ensuring the protection of trafficked persons and the effective prosecution of criminal organizations that profit from one of the most severe violations of human rights. 

​That being said, there is a pressing need for structured, consistent and integrated mechanisms through which interventions can be linked to one another. This would result in a more effective and sustainable response to the phenomenon of human trafficking.

The CCSDD is a research center affiliated to the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Bologna, Italy (SAIS Europe), a leading American graduate school offering advanced degrees in international relations, international affairs and global risk.

SAIS Europe is uniquely placed to host and run a project through the CCSDD, which has the aim of becoming an independent analytical and knowledge-sharing platform for human trafficking practitioners so as to facilitate rapid response and ultimately improve the functioning of transnational referral mechanisms.

Three pillars



Justin O. Frosini



Research Fellow

Sara Pennicino



Affiliated Practitioner

Alexandra Malangone