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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Survivor and Victim Support

Symposium: Protecting Children from Exploitation during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Amanda Bissex, Eshani Ruwanpura, Ramya Subrahmanian, Aniruddha Kulkarni, Claudia Cappa
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Measurement and Statistical Methods

Why Data: The Importance of Systematizing Data Capture

Ayesha Lissanevitch , Sophie Otiende
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Measurement and Statistical Methods

Are Pre-Departure Interventions to Prevent Human Trafficking Good Investments?

Alys McAlpine, Joelle Mak, David Fotheringhame, Ligia Kiss, Cathy Zimmerman
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Development Assistance

Symposium: A Multidisciplinary Model Toward Preventing and Eradicating Child Labour in the Agricultural Sector

World Vision
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Economics, Business Regulation and Supply Chains

Symposium: Uncovering and Eradicating Child Labour in Hidden Supply Chains

Dan Karlin
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Migration and Displacement

Vulnerability to Human Trafficking and a Framework for Anti-Trafficking Action

Patricia Hynes
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