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Prime Minister announces new Modern Slavery Centre to be led by The Bingham Centre

Today the Prime Minister announced an ambitious new Policy and Evidence Centre on Modern Slavery to be led by The Bingham Centre

The Prime Minister has today announced the investment of £10million of public funding from UK Research and Innovation's Strategic Priorities Fund to create an ambitious new Policy and Evidence Centre on Modern Slavery and Human Rights. The Centre's job will be to bring about a step change in our understanding of modern slavery and to transform the effectiveness of the legal and policy framework which is designed to eradicate it.

The new research centre, funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Strategic Priorities Fund and led by the Arts and Humanities Research Council ("AHRC"), in collaboration with other research councils, will bring together academics, policy-makers, businesses and charities to drive forward new studies, share knowledge, and improve collaboration both at home and overseas, to further strengthen our response.

The multi-disciplinary Centre will be led by the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law and will be a consortium of universities and Independent Research Organisations with a track record in world class work on modern slavery.

The partners in the consortium are

the Rights Lab at the University of Nottingham,

The Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation at the University of Hull,

the Centre for the Study of International Slavery at the University of Liverpool,

the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights at the University of Oxford

and the Alan Turing Institute, the national institute for data science and artificial intelligence, in London.

Full Details of the announcement

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