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About Michael Dottridge

Michael Dottridge spent 25 years working in human rights organisations, Amnesty International and Anti-Slavery International (where he was director for six years).

Articles by Michael Dottridge

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Eight reasons why we shouldn’t use the term ‘modern slavery’

The imperialist and racist undertones of ‘modern slavery’ should be troubling for anybody seeking to advance human rights.

How did we get the Modern Slavery Act?

The Modern Slavery Act was supposed to make Britain a global leader in the fight against slavery, but where did it come from and does it do what its proponents claim?

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