Rights Lab PhD Student
Robert Marin is a PhD student in Sociology and Social Policy researching international cooperation on modern slavery, supervised by Dr Alison Gardner and Dr Ben Brewster. This research includes a focus on the concept of “twining” together the areas of origin and destination for trafficking, from different jurisdictions, as a foundation for a more structured and pragmatic approach to international cooperation. Given the changes generated by Brexit, Robert’s research will also explore the subsequent impact on the ability of the EU Member States to cooperate with the UK on modern slavery. During his career of almost 25 years in the Romanian law enforcement and diplomatic service, Robert has participated in and developed unique partnerships on judicial cooperation, particularly on modern slavery. He currently leads the Consular Affairs Section of the Romanian Embassy in London (2018-2021), had held different senior positions in the Romanian administration, culminating in Secretary of State (Minister) for International Relations in the Romanian Ministry of Internal Affairs (2017-2018), and previously worked with the UK Anti-Slavery Commissioner's Office as a special advisor on international cooperation between the UK and Romania.