Rights Lab Research Fellow in Anti-Slavery Policy and Governance
Esther Weir works in the Rights Lab's Business and Economies programme on projects relating to modern slavery policy, practice and governance. Currently she is working on projects about a survivor storytelling curriculum, the intersections between climate change and modern slavery, and the human rights and anti-slavery policies of the Council of Europe. Her research background is in anti-slavery governance globally and locally, the support needs of survivors, gender, and methods to reduce the push factors for slavery. She completed her LLM in Human Rights Law at Queen's University Belfast and is completing a PhD at the University of Nottingham focused on anti-slavery governance frameworks for post-conflict transitional contexts. She also has worked with a range of third sector organisations in the areas of refugees, and asylum seekers, survivor support, and youth empowerment, from sitting on the Board of Directors through to direct client interaction and support.