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Modern slavery: What role for multilateralism and global institutions?



ANU College of Law Moot Court


Friday, 28 May, 2021 - 09:00 to 12:00

This half-day workshop is jointly hosted by ANU College of Law and ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, in partnership with the Walk Free Foundation, the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative and the Commonwealth Round Table (Australia).

Register for this event to join our panel of experts as we discuss modern slavery in our region and beyond.

This workshop is part of the Modern Slavery event series, which includes the Anthony Low Commonwealth Lecture 2021: How to eliminate human trafficking and modern slavery from our 21st century world. ANU Chancellor and former Foreign Minister of Australia, the Hon Julie Bishop will deliver the annual lecture, named in honour of former ANU Vice-Chancellor and Commonwealth of Nations scholar, the late Professor Anthony Low AO. The lecture will be held on Thursday, 27 May. More information about the lecture and registration is available here


Session Speaker(s)

Acknowledgement of Country and welcome

Professor Sally Wheeler OBE
ANU College of Law

Agenda-setting: Australia, the Commonwealth and Modern Slavery

The Hon Lisa Singh
Walk Free

Presentation: Modern Slavery in the Commonwealth - trends and issues

Sneh Aurora
Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (London)

Katherine Bryant
Walk Free (London)



Panel discussion: What role can and do multilateral organisations play in effectively addressing modern slavery?

The Hon Lisa Singh
Walk Free (moderator)

Her Excellency Vicki Treadell CMG MVO
British High Commissioner to Australia
Padma Raman
Chief Executive, Australian Human Rights Commission
Professor Justine Nolan
Director, Australian Human Rights Institute
Sally Irwin
Freedom Hub

Q&A session

Professor Jolyon Ford (moderator)
ANU College of Law



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