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Tackling Slavery to Promote Freedom and Prosperity

Thursday, 1 December 2016

On the eve of the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, the Legatum Institute was delighted to welcome the Freedom Fund to open their 2016 conference: ‘Tackling Slavery to Promote Freedom and Prosperity’.

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The Age of Plunder: How We Traded Africa

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

As part of the Legatum Institute's History of Capitalism series, Bronwen Everill, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at Kings College London, gave a lecture on the Royal African Company and Atlantic commercial enterprise in the 18th century.

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Suburbia's Secret Slaves

Friday, 19 September 2014

Even the smartest neighbourhoods can hide victims of domestic slavery, writes Cristina Odone, Director of Communications at the Legatum Institute (Daily Telegraph)

Commentary

UK Stalls on Supply Chain Slavery

Monday, 1 September 2014

Two hundred years ago Britain led the global abolitionist movement by example. Today, however, the UK would rather wait for Europe to twist its arm, writes Michael Pollitt, Research Intern at the Legatum Institute (Ethical Corporation online)

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During an Unexpected Boom in the Industry, David Cameron is Fumbling on Slavery

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

As slavery all over the world is more prolific and lucrative than ever, a new British abolitionist movement is beginning. Just like 200 years ago, however, it is encountering “dark forces” at the top, writes Michael Pollitt, Research Intern at the Legatum Institute (New Statesman​)

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Legatum Institute and the Slavery Supply Chain

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Following its event, ‘Slavery and Abolition: Then and Now’ held on 8 July 2014, the Legatum Institute, is providing research support to Frank Field MP and others who are seeking to include a ‘supply chain’ clause in the UK's ‘Modern Slavery Bill’, which is currently being scrutinised by the Public Bill Committee.

Commentary

The Churches Must Unite Against Slavery, Says Frank Field

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Following his presentation at the Legatum Institute's conference on 'Slavery and Abolition: Then and Now', Frank Field MP, Chair of the Modern Slavery Bill Review, calls on Churches to launch a new abolition campaign against slavery. By Cristina Odone, Director of Communications at the Legatum Institute (Daily Telegraph)

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Slavery and Abolition: Then and Now

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Two hundred years after the first British abolitionist movement, the Legatum Institute welcomed a select group of specialists in 18th and 21st century slavery, to discuss what lessons we can learn from history in tackling an industry that still deprives 29.8 million people of their liberty and generates $150 billion in illegal profits every year. 

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Slavery and Abolition: Then and Now

Monday, 7 July 2014

LONDON—The Coalition Government wants to lead a global campaign to tackle modern slavery. Its proposed Modern Slavery Bill receives its second reading on 8 July 2014.


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The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence

Friday, 28 February 2014

The Legatum Institute hosted the International Justice Mission (IJM) for a discussion and pre-launch of a new book authored by Gary Haugen, Founder and CEO of IJM, and Victor Boutros, Federal Prosecutor for the US Department of Justice.

Commentary

Varanasi and the Business of Modern Day Slavery

Friday, 3 May 2013

Former Legatum Institute President, Jeffrey Gedmin, shares impressions from a trip to Varanasi, India, where he visited projects combating human trafficking (Huffington Post).