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In Broad Daylight

In Broad Daylight: Uyghur Forced Labour and Global Solar Supply Chains reveals how forced labour in the Uyghur region has ripple effects throughout international solar supply chains

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Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

The Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice is a thought leader in the effort to address forced labour worldwide. We support community partners addressing modern slavery internationally and in the UK through our research, clinics, and consultation

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Forced Labour Lab

The Forced Labour Lab at the Helena Kennedy Centre is an initiative to provide an evidence base for better understanding forced labour globally

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Making algorithms in UK policing safer and fairer

The use of algorithms in UK policing has increased hugely in recent years. At least 14 police forces in the UK use some form of crime prediction software. Read more about a tool developed to govern the use of algorithms in UK policing

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Understanding the impact of inspection on probation

This report outlines the findings from a British Academy/Leverhulme Trust funded study on the impact of inspection on probation, written by Dr Jake Phillips

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Executive Report: An Examination of the One Stop Centre - Gauravi in Bhopal

The executive report from the research trip to Bhopal in India. The report presents collected narratives from gender-based violence survivors and those working on the ground to shape future policy

Home Office call for evidence on Violence Against Women and Girls - Recommendations from the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice

Home Office call for evidence on Violence Against Women and Girls

Academics and researchers from the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice contributed a number of recommendations to the Home Officer call for evidence on its Violence Against Women and Girls VAWG Strategy. Read the full submission

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Impact of anti-social behaviour tools and powers on street-sleeping homeless people

Creating a robust evidence base that details the impact of anti-social behaviour tools and powers, such as Public Spaces Protection Orders and Community Protection Notices, have on homeless people

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Understanding how Community Protection Notices are used to regulate anti-social behaviour

A project that critically assesses the processes through which Community Protection Notices are constructed, evidenced and monitored to regulate anti-social behaviour

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Recipients' Experiences of Community Protection Notices

An exploratory project to understand recipients feelings towards the Community Protection Notice they have been issued for their involvement in anti-social behaviour

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Dying after prison and under probation supervision

This project examines the high mortality rate amongst people who have spent time in prison or are under probation supervision in the community

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HKC India

A project to improve access to justice, rights and protection for women and girl victims of violence in India through knowledge transfer and the creation and implementation of innovative police training

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HKC Africa

Law, criminology and human rights students and staff from Sheffield Hallam University went to South Africa on a humanitarian two-week project with Africa’s Gift charity

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Investigating Modern Slavery

Students and staff at Sheffield Hallam worked with police in Derbyshire and Latvia to expose a large human trafficking operation


Explore our students' project work

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Students shadowing work of Tokyo 2020 Olympics Pro Bono Legal Team

LLM International Sports Law in Practice students have been selected to shadow the work of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Pro Bono Legal Team

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Dignity project

A project on human dignity organised by Applied Human Rights Masters students. The project was facilitated by Dr Thomas Bundschuh

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Hate Crime project

A project tackling religious-based hate crime on campus, funded by the Office for Students (OfS)

Sheffield Hallam University students at the UN in Geneva

UN Geneva Human Rights Tour

Helena Kennedy Centre's first UN Geneva Human Rights Tour of SHU students to explore professional human rights work


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