About the authors

Jean Allain

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.

Katarina Schwarz

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.

Supporting members of the project

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, Amy Canham, Maisie Carr, Megan Goodchild, Charlotte Gray, Nimo Ibrahim, Robert Potter, and Dr Daniel Ogunniyi.

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