Category Modern Slavery

Teaching Business and Human Rights at Pepperdine Law School in London

On Tuesday I had the pleasure of giving a two-hour lecture to a group of law students from Pepperdine Law School in Malibu, California who are enjoying their semester abroad in London. I’ve always enjoyed teaching human rights. I discovered this when teaching US Constitutional Law to high school students in inner-city San Francisco, whose […]

Fifth Annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

It’s that time of year again – the business and human rights community’s annual pilgrimage to the Palais des Nations in Geneva. What happens in those hallowed halls? Reports were launched, ideas were shared, and connections were made – but what meaningful progress can we speak about now, five years on from the adoption of […]

Modern Slavery: ongoing confusion

Those of us practising human rights law in the UK are closely familiar with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA). It is the topic of the moment, and understandably so. Not a week goes by without an invitation to another event deconstructing its requirements and lauding its innovations. The MSA represents a bold move forward […]