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Helen McCabe

Rights Lab Associate Professor in Political Theory


Dr. Helen McCabe (Politics and International Relations) leads the Rights Lab's work on forced marriage, as part of its Law and Policy Programme. Her research background includes the history of feminism and 'ideal' marriage, and she is working on a conceptual analysis and definition of forced marriage as a form of slavery today: the meaning, experience, prevalence, causes, consequences of forced and servile marriage, and how to end it. This includes work on lack of consent and the exercise of powers associated with property rights, work to map the existing legislation on forced and servile marriage globally, and an analysis of the definitions currently in use in international statues and domestic legislation.

In January 2020 Dr McCabe became an AHRC Early Careers Researcher Leadership Fellow with a project about forced marriage and modern slavery. Full Details are here




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