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About Elizabeth A. Faulkner

Elizabeth A. Faulkner holds a Contemporary Slavery Lectureship at the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation, University of Hull. Her interests, broadly conceived, are in international child law, human rights, and gender and the law, and she specialises in human trafficking, migration, slavery, exploitation and sexual violence.

Articles by Elizabeth A. Faulkner

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

“Britons never will be slaves”: the rise of nationalism and ‘modern slavery’

Right wing voices are using the spectre of ‘enslaved’ Britons to prop up their xenophobic and nationalistic appeals.

40.3 million slaves: challenging the hypocrisy of modern slavery statistics

The new estimates on modern slavery hide incontrovertible biases within them, but their weight will be used to justify the actions of ‘white saviours’ for years to come.

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