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CALL FOR PAPERS: Harnessing UK Trade and Investment to Address Indo-Pacific Modern Slavery Risks

Posted on Thursday 22nd September 2022
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The Rights Lab Harnessing UK Trade and Investment to Address Indo-Pacific Modern Slavery Risks project will be hosting its project conference on 15th and 16th November 2022 and are inviting colleagues to submit papers on modern slavery and trade or modern slavery and investment and would particularly welcome papers on the Indo-Pacific region.

Harnessing UK Trade and Investment to Address Indo-Pacific Modern Slavery Risks 

Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th November 2022

The conference will be held online with times and schedule to be confirmed 

We would like to invite you to submit a paper to our conference on Harnessing UK Trade and Investment to Address Indo-Pacific Modern Slavery Risks. The conference will take place online on the 15th and 16th November 2022 (times to be confirmed).  The conference is deliberately sequenced at the beginning of the project to gather the widest scholarly contributions. 

This project aims to produce high quality, impactful, interdisciplinary evidence and analysis on the role of trade and investment arrangements in the Indo-Pacific in shaping modern slavery risks for people and business.  Our focus is on India, China, Malaysia and Thailand. Our aim is to provide new evidence, analysis and recommendations on how the UK can reduce modern slavery risks.  The work will inform a wide range of ongoing scholarly debates, and provide policy recommendations relevant to ongoing UK government engagement with the Indo-Pacific, and in trade and investment policy more broadly. Our research will also inform the Modern Slavery Policy and Evidence Centre’s work on preventing modern slavery, modern slavery in supply chains, and the effectiveness of legal enforcement measures.    

Topics of interest 

We’re looking for academics with papers on modern slavery and trade or modern slavery and investment and would particularly welcome papers on the Indo-Pacific region.  Submitted papers can be written specifically for the conference or may be previously published work. 

Guide for authors
The deadline to submit abstracts is 14th October 2022.
To submit your abstract, please email timothy.masiko@nottingham.ac.uk 

Important Dates
Notification of acceptance: 22nd  October 2022
Deadline for final paper submission: 8th November 2022 

Conference dates: 15th and 16th November 

For any enquiries regarding the programme, please contact: siana.taylor@nottingham.ac.uk
For all general enquiries, please contact: siana.taylor@nottingham.ac.uk  

Sincerely, 

Professor Dame Sara Thornton DBE QPM, Professor of Practice in Modern Slavery Policy 

Dr Timothy Masiko, Rights LabAssistant Professor in Trade and Economic Law 

 

This project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre (the Modern Slavery PEC). The Modern Slavery PEC was created by the investment of public funding to enhance understanding of modern slavery and transform the effectiveness of laws and policies designed to address it.  

Read more about the Modern Slavery PEC at www.modernslaverypec.org 

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