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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Fiona David

Executive Director of Global Research, Walk Free Foundation

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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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Global Fund to End Modern Slavery

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Claire Healy

Research Officer, International Centre for Migration Policy Development

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Furio Rosati

Project Manager, Understanding Children's Work Programme

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Ellie Gore

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Sheffield

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Cathy Zimmerman

Professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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Luis Fabiano de Assis

Chief Research and Data Officer, the Brazilian Federal Labor Prosecution Office

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Promise and Limits of Remote Monitoring in Addressing Forced and Child Labour

Leanne Melnyk, Phoebe Ewen, Sophie Zinser, Hannah Thinyane
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Survivor and Victim Support

Human Trafficking and the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Public Health Perspective

Laura T. Murphy, Jordan Greenbaum, HEAL Trafficking, Hanni Stoklosa
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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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AI for Good: Using AI to Prevent Modern Slavery, Human Trafficking and Forced and Child Labour

Nesrien Hamid, Alice Eckstein, Anjali Mazumder, James Goulding, Doreen Boyd , Nadya Bliss, Ben Harris
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Symposium: Gendered Measurements of Exploitation and its Impact on Survivors

Caroline Adhiambo
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Economics, Business Regulation and Supply Chains

Promise and Limits of Remote Monitoring in Addressing Forced and Child Labour

Leanne Melnyk, Phoebe Ewen, Sophie Zinser, Hannah Thinyane
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