James Cockayne

Senior Fellow | UNU-CPR

Dr James Cockayne is a consulting non-resident Senior Fellow to UNU-CPR’s modern slavery programme, and serves as Head of the Secretariat for the Liechtenstein Initiative for Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAST).

A noted authority on organized crime and global governance, Dr Cockayne holds a concurrent appointment as Professor of Global Politics and Anti-Slavery at the University of Nottingham. He was Director of UNU-CPR from July 2018 to June 2020, and head of UNU’s Office in New York for five years prior to that. During that time his work with UNU-CPR included the formulation of the Code of Ethics that now binds the President of the UN General Assembly; advice to senior UN leaders on digital privacy, internet governance and cybserecurity; rethinking global drugs policy; and work with the UN Security Council on due process in targeted sanctions.

Dr Cockayne earned a doctorate from King’s College London, was a Hauser Scholar at New York University while undertaking his LLM, and holds both an undergraduate and law degree from University of Sydney, where he was also a medallist in Government and Public Administration.

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Measurement and Statistical Methods

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Development Assistance

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Symposium: Uncovering and Eradicating Child Labour in Hidden Supply Chains

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Migration and Displacement

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