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Rights Lab

We are home to the world's leading contemporary slavery experts and have built the world's first large-scale research platform for ending slavery.

The Sustainable Development Goals call for an end to slavery by 2030. With governments and NGOs, we are designing new research-led antislavery interventions to help achieve this. Our projects demonstrate the Freedom Dividend: a safer, greener, more prosperous and equal world for everyone when slavery is brought to an end.

Discover how we can end slavery

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There are 46 million people enslaved around the world today. Yet we are at a tipping point: there is a global political commitment to ending slavery by 2030.

We are delivering the world's first large-scale research agenda for defeating slavery, which places Nottingham at the forefront of the UK's pledge to lead this global fight.

Meet some of our experts

Professor Zoe Trodd
Rights Lab Director and Professor of American Studies

Professor Todd Landman
Rights Lab Executive Director, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Social Sciences and Professor of Political Science

Professor Kevin Bales
Rights Lab Research Director and Professor of Contemporary Slavery

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