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International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

02/12/2020 (12:30-14:00)
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Slavery from the global to the local: From historical to modern

As part of an ONLINE series of lectures to mark International Awareness Days, join us for speed lectures and a panel discussion with leading De Montfort University (DMU) scholars for International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. This series of talks will examine slavery in its various national and international appearances, and in its historical and modern manifestations. They combine to give a view of the scourge of slavery past, present and future and reinforce the arguments for its abolition, over 200 years since its outlawing in the UK.

Dr Ohio Omiunu, Associate Professor in Law - Examines the impact (unintended or otherwise) of slavery's historical legacies on international law and contemporary British society.

Dr Laura Pajón, VC2020 Lecturer in Law - Explores present responses to the challenge of modern slavery, and how criminal investigations and multi-agency responses have addressed the local challenge of modern slavery, including DMU's role in these endeavours.

Professor Dave Walsh, Professor of Law - Discusses whether the world leading policy developments, introduced in the UK as recently as 2015, are now at risk of being undermined by the new immigration rules from January 2021, following the UK's departure on 31st December from the EU, in a climate of uncertainty, only heightened by the pandemic.

To register, please click here. Places can be booked up to one hour before the event.

Registrants will receive a link to join the online talk 2 days before the event, via their provided email address.

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