Part I in a three-part series called The Rights and Justice City: Hope, History and Being Humane, this public dialogue tackles an important issue in an open forum. There are 46 million people enslaved around the world today: people forced to work against their will for no pay. The Modern Slavery Act of 2015 tackles the issue of thousands of people enslaved in the UK. Could UK cities now take steps to ensure they are slavery-free? Over the next two years, Nottingham will work to become the world’s first official slavery-free city. Our panel members, including Professor Kevin Bales (the world’s leading expert on contemporary slavery) and experts from law enforcement, civil society and local government, will debate how Nottingham and other cities can be part of ending slavery. If we think globally and act locally, could the original rebel city of Nottingham become a city of freedom too?
Hosted by the Research Priority Area in Rights and Justice (University of Nottingham), the Centre for Research in Race and Rights (University of Nottingham), and the Centre for Conflict, Rights and Justice (Nottingham Trent University), in collaboration with Journey to Justice: Nottingham.
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