Monday 19 February 18:00 - 19:00

UCL Faculty of Laws
Bentham House
Endsleigh Gardens

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Taking Stock of Efforts to Combat Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking


This event is organised by the UCL Human Rights Institute

About this event

Modern slavery and human trafficking continue to be thriving enterprises, despite years of effort to combat growth and harms. With the launch of the Global Commission on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking, questions must be asked of the successes and failures of previous endeavours to address these practices and the need for new initiatives. What are the potentials of a new Global Commission on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking in bringing about significant and lasting change? What can we learn from previous attempts to combat modern slavery and human trafficking? If a new approach is needed, what should this involve, and how timely is this new Commission? This event will bring together prominent scholars and activists working in this field to consider both the past and future endeavours to combat modern slavery and human trafficking and to map out the potentials for a new era of abolition.

Speakers include:

  • Virginia Mantouvalou (Prof, UCL)
  • Urmila Bhoola (Visiting Prof, UCL and previous UN Special Rapporteur)
  • Parosha Chandran (UCL Alum, KCL Prof, Pump Court Barrister)
  • Andrew Thompson (Prof, Oxford, Member of Global Commission on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking)
  • Marija Jovanovic (Dr, Essex)
  • Naomi Lott (Dr, UCL) – Chair

About the Group: UCL's Institute for Human Rights is a multidisciplinary centre promoting cutting edge research, teaching and public engagement. With its wide range of activities the Institute leads academic impact and engagement on global human rights issues. The Institute's focus is on human rights standard-setting, interpretation and application, in both the international and domestic context. Its mission is to contribute to UCL's role as a global university. Read more about the group and its work.

Photo by Roth Melinda on Unsplash

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