Press Release Immediate
Friday 14 September 2018
Human Rights at Sea is proud to present the next speaker for the International Maritime Human Rights Conference 2018, Parosha Chandran.
Parosha Chandran is a human rights barrister based at One Pump Court in London, a specialist in modern slavery law and a world-leading expert on the law relating to human trafficking for the UN, Council of Europe and OSCE. She represents adult and child victims of modern slavery and human trafficking and has set critical legal trafficking precedents in the asylum, slavery, criminal non-punishment, civil and public law contexts.
Parosha has contributed to key international legal guidance on trafficking, provides judicial training and has advised on legislation including the Modern Slavery Act 2015. She has received many honours for her work including the Trafficking in Persons Hero Award 2015 from John Kerry in Washington DC for her work in developing the rule of law on trafficking in the UK and abroad and for her “unparalleled achievements in providing legal services to survivors of modern slavery”. She is Senior Legal Advisor to Parliament’s Modern Slavery Project which supports Commonwealth States in improving their trafficking and modern slavery laws. She is the General Editor of the leading textbook, “Human Trafficking Handbook: Recognising Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery in the UK” (LexisNexis, 2011). In 2018she received the distinction of being appointed the first Professor of Modern Slavery Law at King’s College London.
Parosha will be speaking during session 1 of the conference, ‘Proofing your supply chain against modern slavery’.
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