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Research projects

We bring together recognised world-leading researchers to produce independent and impartial expertise on modern slavery.

See below for four main areas of our work.

Our research areas

Preventing modern slavery

Research into factors making people vulnerable to exploitation is crucial to stop modern slavery from occurring.

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Understanding survivor needs and enhancing victim support

Understanding the needs of people affected by modern slavery is crucial for developing effective systems of support.

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Modern slavery in business supply chains

Research into legal regulations and best practice for businesses is crucial to ending exploitation in global supply chains.

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The effectiveness of legal enforcement measures

Research into the best use of the prosecution and enforcement powers and obstacles to their successful use.

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What is modern slavery?

Modern slavery is an umbrella term used for practices in which people are trapped, controlled and exploited in situations they can't escape. However, legal definitions are more complicated.