Professor and Associated Dean (Research), Monash University Faculty of Law and Professor of International Law, University of Hull
Prof Jean Allain is Professor and Associated Dean (Research) within the Faculty of Law at Monash University, as well as Professor of International Law at the Wilberforce Institute (WISE) at the University of Hull, UK.
He has been, since 2008, Extraordinary Professor with the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa; and, since 2017, Visiting Professor and Research Fellow at the Law School, Beijing Normal University.
Prof Allain holds a Doctorate from the Graduate Institute for International Studies, University of Geneva; during his graduate studies, he clerked for the first President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.From 2015-2019, Prof Allain was Special Adviser to Anti-Slavery International, the world's oldest international human rights organisation.
Rights Lab Associate Director and Assistant Professor of Antislavery Law and Policy, University of Nottingham
Dr Katarina Schwarz is Associate Director (Law and Policy) at the Rights Lab, and Assistant Professor of Antislavery Law and Policy in the School of Law at the University of Nottingham.
Leading the Rights Lab's work on antislavery law and policy, Schwarz works at the interface of research and policy to deliver evidence-based guidance for antislavery action. Bringing her academic research to bear on questions of practical application, Schwarz has acted as a consultant for a variety of antislavery stakeholders, including governmental actors, inter-governmental agencies, and civil society organisations.
Dr Schwarz holds a Doctorate from the School of Law, University of Nottingham, and was recognised as Grand Dignitaire de la Cour Royale de Porto Novo, Republique du Benin, in 2018.
The Antislavery in Domestic Legislation Project is a continuing study by Jean Allain and Katarina Schwarz, initiated in 2016 with a Working Group that also included Dr Marie Lynch, Dr Amanda Kramer, Aisling Ledwith, Andrew Chisholm., and Egle Vasiliauskaite.
Since it's inception, the Antislavery in Domestic Legislation Project has also benefitted from research assistance and administrative support from Irene Asprou, Ricardo Campanelle Pletsch, Amy Canham, Maisie Carr, Ergul Celiksoy, Megan Goodchild, Charlotte Gray, Nimo Ibrahim, Robert Potter, Dr Daniel Ogunniyi, Edoardo Vacca, and Dr Ana Valverde-Cano.
Dr Valverde-Cano is Research Fellow (Law and Policy) at the Rights Lab. With established expertise on criminal law and human rights law, much of her work focuses on the translation of the –internationally developed– modern slavery concepts into national criminal frameworks in a context-sensitive manner. Her book The Legal Protection of Victims of Contemporary Forms of Slavery within International, European and National Law has become a pioneering contribution to the study of contemporary forms of slavery in Spain.
Ergul Celiksoy is a Research Associate in the Rights Lab's Law and Policy Programme. He is contributing to the expansion of the Antislavery in Domestic Legislation Database, collecting and collating domestic legislation addressing slavery and related forms of exploitation across all UN Member States over the past 30 years. Ergul is a qualified Turkish lawyer, with a research focus on European and comparative law and policy related to life imprisonment and prisoners’ rights, and a doctoral researcher in the School of Law.
Ricardo Campanelle Pletschis a Research Asociate in the Rights Lab's Law and Policy Programme. He is contributing to the expansion of the Antislavery in Domestic Legislation Database, collecting and collating domestic legislation addressing slavery and related forms of exploitation across all UN Member States over the past 30 years. Ricardo has a background as a Prosecutor in Brazil, and is currently a doctoral researcher in the School of Law focusing on reparations for environmental damage.