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Professor Parosha Chandran

Professor of Practice in Modern Slavery Law

  • Human Rights Barrister

Biography

Parosha Chandran is a Professor of Practice in Modern Slavery Law in The Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London.

She is a human rights barrister (One Pump Court), a specialist in modern slavery law and a world-leading expert on the law relating to human trafficking for the United Nations, the Council of Europe and Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). She represents adult and child victims of modern slavery and human trafficking and has set critical legal trafficking precedents in the asylum, slavery, criminal non-punishment, civil and public law contexts.

Parosha has contributed to core international legal guidance on trafficking, provides judicial and legal training and has advised on domestic and international legislation including the Modern Slavery Act 2015. She has received many honours for her work including the Trafficking in Persons Hero Award 2015 which she received from John Kerry in Washington DC for her work in developing the rule of law on trafficking in the UK and abroad and for her ‘unparalleled achievements in providing legal services to survivors of modern slavery’. She is Senior Legal Advisor to the UK Parliament's Modern Slavery Project, supporting Commonwealth States to improve their trafficking and modern slavery laws. She is a published author and the General Editor of the leading textbook, Human Trafficking Handbook: Recognising Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery in the UK (LexisNexis, 2011).   

News

Current pressures affecting human rights examined in new law podcast series

The Verdict podcast returns this autumn, exploring the ideas and issues surrounding some of the most pressing human rights issues facing society today,...

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King's Professor's landmark judgement becomes final in European Court of Human Rights

The news follows the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rejecting a request from the UK Government to review and appeal the landmark judgment in V.C.L. &...

Parosha Chandran

King's Professor wins landmark judgement in the European Court of Human Rights

Europe’s top human rights Court finds Britain breached two Articles of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Parosha Chandran

International Women's Day 2021: The contribution of the women at King's to the global response to COVID-19

As part of the UN’s International Women’s Day 2021 theme “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”, we recognise the important...

international women's day

Professor Parosha Chandran on modern slavery during the COVID-19 pandemic

Parosha Chandran, Professor of Modern Slavery Law, has been interviewed by The Guardian after a spike in COVID-19 cases in Leicester was blamed on sweatshop...

Parosha Chandran

Events

08MarIWD event

Human Trafficking: Survivor Stories

ROMILDAMOR is holding a documentary screening on Survivors of Human Trafficking, followed by a speaker session by Parosha Chandran.

Please note: this event has passed.

09Seposhea-ai-guidelines

Tackling trafficking with tech

Can AI help combat human trafficking and online exploitation?

Please note: this event has passed.

09Decug-law-pli

Modern Slavery and the Role of the Law: Stories from the frontline

Join the award winning Professor Parosha Chandran for this exciting and engaging pre-International Human Rights Day session.

Please note: this event has passed.

09Decug-law-pli

Modern Slavery and the Role of the Law: Stories from the frontline

Join the award winning Professor Parosha Chandran for this exciting and engaging pre-International Human Rights Day session.

Please note: this event has passed.

Spotlight

Human trafficking and modern slavery in the European Court of Human Rights

In February 2021, Parosha Chandran, barrister and Professor of Practice in Modern Slavery Law at The Dickson Poon School of Law, won a landmark judgement on...

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News

Current pressures affecting human rights examined in new law podcast series

The Verdict podcast returns this autumn, exploring the ideas and issues surrounding some of the most pressing human rights issues facing society today,...

The Verdict_News Story_780px x 440px

King's Professor's landmark judgement becomes final in European Court of Human Rights

The news follows the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rejecting a request from the UK Government to review and appeal the landmark judgment in V.C.L. &...

Parosha Chandran

King's Professor wins landmark judgement in the European Court of Human Rights

Europe’s top human rights Court finds Britain breached two Articles of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Parosha Chandran

International Women's Day 2021: The contribution of the women at King's to the global response to COVID-19

As part of the UN’s International Women’s Day 2021 theme “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”, we recognise the important...

international women's day

Professor Parosha Chandran on modern slavery during the COVID-19 pandemic

Parosha Chandran, Professor of Modern Slavery Law, has been interviewed by The Guardian after a spike in COVID-19 cases in Leicester was blamed on sweatshop...

Parosha Chandran

Events

08MarIWD event

Human Trafficking: Survivor Stories

ROMILDAMOR is holding a documentary screening on Survivors of Human Trafficking, followed by a speaker session by Parosha Chandran.

Please note: this event has passed.

09Seposhea-ai-guidelines

Tackling trafficking with tech

Can AI help combat human trafficking and online exploitation?

Please note: this event has passed.

09Decug-law-pli

Modern Slavery and the Role of the Law: Stories from the frontline

Join the award winning Professor Parosha Chandran for this exciting and engaging pre-International Human Rights Day session.

Please note: this event has passed.

09Decug-law-pli

Modern Slavery and the Role of the Law: Stories from the frontline

Join the award winning Professor Parosha Chandran for this exciting and engaging pre-International Human Rights Day session.

Please note: this event has passed.

Spotlight

Human trafficking and modern slavery in the European Court of Human Rights

In February 2021, Parosha Chandran, barrister and Professor of Practice in Modern Slavery Law at The Dickson Poon School of Law, won a landmark judgement on...

world-map-wooden