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Modern Slavery and Human Rights

Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre

The Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law is leading the Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre  (the Modern Slavery PEC), created by the investment of public funding to enhance the understanding of modern slavery and transform the effectiveness of laws and policies designed to overcome it.

The Centre commissions impartial research to provide innovative, independent, impartial and authoritative insight and analysis on modern slavery. It aims to drive real policy change and have a transformational impact on the understanding of modern slavery and the responses to it.

The Modern Slavery PEC brings together academics, policymakers, businesses, civil society and the public on a scale not seen before in the UK to solve this global challenge. It builds an inclusive network of networks to facilitate new collaborations capable of generating innovative solutions to modern slavery.

With its approach rooted in human rights, the Modern Slavery PEC's work is based around four priority areas of preventing modern slavery, understanding survivor needs and enhancing victim support, modern slavery in business supply chains and the effectiveness of legal enforcement measures.

The Centre is a consortium of universities and Independent Research Organisations consisting of the Bingham Centre, the Rights Lab at the University of Nottingham, the Wilberforce Institute at the University of Hull, the Centre for the Study of International Slavery at the University of Liverpool, the Bonavero Institute on Human Rights at the University of Oxford and the Alan Turing  Institute. The Modern Slavery PEC is funded and actively supported by the Art and Humanities Research Council on behalf of the UK Research and Innovation  (UKRI), from the Strategic Priorities Fund.

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