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About Laura Lammasniemi

Laura Lammasniemi is a senior law lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University. She has recently obtained her PhD from Birkbeck College, University of London. Her thesis was entitled The Origins of Anti-Trafficking Legislation: Codifying female victimhood and criminality in England, 1880–1920s. Her research focuses on regulation of gender and class, mainly from a historical perspective.

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

'White slavery': the origins of the anti-trafficking movement

A nineteenth century drive to protect the morality of white women created the concept of ‘human trafficking’, and its legacies live on in border control systems and slavery-based campaigning.

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