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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

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Understanding survivor needs and enhancing victim support

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Modern slavery in business supply chains

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The effectiveness of legal enforcement measures

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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.