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Big brands 'at risk of using forced labour cotton' 

Sheffield Wire covers a recent report by Professor Laura Murphy which found 103 global brands are at risk of having cotton produced through forced labour in the Xinjiang region of China in their supply chains.

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Why LLM in Sports Law is a passport across industries

In the article covered by the LLM Guide our LLM International Sports Law in Practice features among the top institutions worldwide for Sports Law programmes

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China cannot silence me

Nyrola Elimä, in her powerful essay published by The New Yorker, speaks about the crimes committed against her family and other Uyghurs in Xinjiang.

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China's Xinjiang cotton is banned in the US but still making it to store shelves, report says

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Nearly 40 million people are still enslaved worldwide

Professor Laura Murphy  in her new book tells the story of a group of enslaved villagers in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh who founded their own town of Azad Nagar - Freedomville - after staging a rebellion against their slaveholders.

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Dr Sunita Toor wins an Asian Women of Achievement Award

Dr Sunita Toor whose work has helped to transform the support for female victims of violence in India has won an Asian Women of Achievement Award.

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Fighting Knife Crime London and the Sheffield arm

Find out more about QC Bruce Houlder's new knife crime initiative, Fighting Knife Crime, and the Sheffield arm which is being launched in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University.

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Asian Women of Achievement Award

Dr Sunita Toor, Head of Human Rights and Social Justice, has been shortlisted in the Social and Humanitarian category in recognition of her work leading a project to improve access to justice for women and girl victims of violence in India.

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Sheffield Hallam named a University of Sanctuary

Sheffield Hallam University has been named a University of Sanctuary in recognition of its outstanding support for refugees and people seeking sanctuary.

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Time for a financial reset - What next for UEFA, FFP and the power battle of governance versus self-regulation in European football?

Read an article written by Dr Gregory Ioannidis, Dr Rob Wilson and Dr Daniel Plumley discussing the future of European football, including its financial and legal ramifications. The full story is available on Off The Pitch's website.

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Professor Laura Murphy for BBC on forced labour of Uighurs

Professor Laura Murphy, an expert in human rights and contemporary slavery, spoke to the BBC about the forced labour of hundreds of thousands of Uighurs and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang.

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International Sports Law graduate aiming to change the lives of young footballers in Northern Ireland

A Sheffield Hallam graduate is aiming to change the lives of young people by challenging the Northern Ireland Department of Health’s ban on children playing sport outdoors during the pandemic.

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Death penalty is not the answer

The need of the hour is rehabilitating sex offenders and including men in the dialogue of gender-based violence - read the article written by Dr Madhumita Pandey

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Extracurricular activities: ‘just another thing to think about’?

Following their publication, ‘“It’s Just Another Thing to Think About”: encouraging students’ engagement in extracurricular activities’, Dr Jill Dickinson, Teri-Lisa Griffiths and Alex Bredice from Sheffield Hallam University, discuss the challenges presented by the increasingly blended HE environment.

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A new U.S. rule could change what you wear — and intervene in a genocide

Professor Laura Murphy discusses a new rule that U.S. could change what you wear — and intervene in a genocide

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New research project to explore impact of anti-social behaviour powers on homeless people

The impact of anti-social behaviour powers on the lives of homeless people will be explored in a new research project led by Dr Vicky Heap

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Professor Elizabeth Smart joins board to support future of legal profession

A Hallam Professor Elizabeth Smart has joined the board of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to help develop the legal profession and education

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Preventive justice: Exploring the coercive power of community protection notices to tackle anti-social behaviour

Dr Vicky Heap, Dr Alex Black and Zoe Rodgers paper titled 'Preventive justice: Exploring the coercive power of community protection notices to tackle anti-social behaviour'

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Dr Sunita Toor on digital activism

Digital activism: empowering women, creating change and demanding human rights

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Dr Sunita Toor on India

Exploring how India can be made safer for women

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THE Award nomination

Dr Sunita Toor is nominated for the prestigious Times Higher award

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The Proud, Sovereign, Independent Nation that is the United Kingdom: What Next?

In an article for DCY Brexit Institute, Senior Lecturer in Law, Alan Reid, discusses Brexit

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Alan Reid discusses the Brexit transition

Alan Reid discusses the transition of Brexit and a 'no deal'

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Remembering the Haiti earthquake

Researcher in Modern Slavery and Human Rights, Fiona De Hoog, has released an article with the Haiti Support Group commemorating the ten-year anniversary of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti

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Dr Craig Paterson on the promise of new police officers

Principal Lecturer Dr Craig Paterson writes for the Conversation, looking at the background of the Conservative election pledge for 20,000 “new” police officers

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Molly Summerhayes on her Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA)

The Olympic skier joins South Yorkshire Police as part of a Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA)

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In defence of the IHRA definition

An essay by lecturer in Law, Lesley Klaff, and philosopher Bernard Harrison demolishing the two main criticisms of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA)

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Helping tackle knife crime

Law students have heard from those with first-hand experience of knife crime as part of a project to help schoolchildren in the city avoid a life of crime

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Welcoming police officers from Madhya Pradesh, India

As part of a project led by Helena Kennedy Centre, officers spent five days with South Yorkshire Police, sharing experiences and learning about policing in the UK

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