The Rights Lab

University of Nottingham Beacon of Excellence

The Rights Lab is a University of Nottingham Beacon of Excellence focused on research to help end slavery by 2030. The largest group of modern slavery scholars in the world, and home to leading academic experts on slavery, the Rights Lab is helping to underpin antislavery with an advanced research agenda. Its team of around 100 academics focus on four main questions: How many slaves exist in the world and where are they? Why does slavery persist? What works to end slavery? And what difference does freedom from slavery make to the world? Each question forms a central Rights Lab programme, on Data, Survivors, Policy and Business. As a Lab, it is an experimental space and leverages the theories and methods from political science, law, sociology, geospatial science, business analytics, computer science, and mental health, among numerous other disciplines. As a Lab, it also takes practical application as its main purpose and works in close partnership with NGOs, survivor groups, businesses and the policy community on new discoveries, intervention techniques, and rigorous evaluation processes.

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Sasha Jesperson

Co-founder and Director, ITERU

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Scott Lyon

Policy Research Officer, ILO Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work Branch

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Fiona David

Executive Director of Global Research, Walk Free Foundation

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Ellie Gore

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Sheffield

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Technical Secretariat

The Technical Secretariat of the Regional Initiative Latin America and the Caribbean Free of Child Labour

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United Nations University Centre for Policy Research

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Ligia Kiss

Associate Professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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Anne-Marie Barry

Research Associate, the Centre for the Study of Modern Slavery at St Mary’s University

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Cathy Zimmerman

Professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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Measurement and Statistical Methods

Symposium: Effective Measurements for Change

Alice Eckstein
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Call for Recommendations and Expressions of Interest: UN Slavery Fund Board Members’ Vacancies

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Measurement and Statistical Methods

Symposium: Improving Measurement for SDG Target 8.7 | A Response

Katharine Bryant
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Economics, Business Regulation and Supply Chains

Report on Research Findings and Recommendations on Child Labour, Forced Labour and Human Trafficking in Global Supply Chains Released Today

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Survivor and Victim Support

Symposium: Addressing Modern Slavery’s Root Causes

Jess Torres, Nat Paul
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Measurement and Statistical Methods

A Tool for Health Professionals to Gather Data on Forced Labour and Human Trafficking

Jordan Greenbaum
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