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Combating Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking: A New Decade of Challenges and Possibilities

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18:00 - 20:00
Ashworth Centre

A lecture by Professor Parosha Chandran organised by Lincoln’s Inn European law Group.

Parosha Chandran is a human rights barrister based at One Pump Court Chambers in London, a specialist in modern slavery law and a world-leading expert on the law relating to human trafficking for the Council of Europe, the United Nations and the OSCE. She represents adult and child victims of modern slavery and human trafficking and through her cases she has set critical legal trafficking precedents across multiple disciplines to establish protective rights for victims of trafficking, slavery, forced labour and servitude. She has contributed to many key international legal guidance publications on trafficking, she provides judicial training and has advised on international and domestic legislation, including the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

She has received many honours for her work including the ‘Barrister of the Year Award 2008’ (Law Society’s Excellence Awards) and the ‘Trafficking in Persons Hero Award 2015’ from John Kerry, then US Secretary of State, and the Obama administration for her work in developing the rule of law on trafficking in the UK and abroad and for her “unparalleled achievements in providing legal services to survivors of modern slavery”.

She is Senior Legal Advisor to the British Parliament’s CPA Modern Slavery Project in which capacity she supports Commonwealth States in improving their trafficking and modern slavery laws. She is also Independent Legal Advisor on Trafficking to UNICEF UK. She is the General Editor of the leading textbook, “Human Trafficking Handbook: Recognising Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery in the UK” (LexisNexis, 2011).

In 2018 she received the distinction of being appointed the first Professor of Practice in Modern Slavery Law at King’s College London, where she now teaches her own LLM course. She continues to practice at the Bar and retains her advisory roles.

She is a member and scholar of Lincoln’s Inn and sits on the Euro Group Committee.

The lecture will be followed by a Q&A and a drinks reception.

Please note this is a free event but  booking is essential. Please book via Eventbrite.

This event is not a qualifying session.