Professor Parosha Chandran
Professor of Practice in Modern Slavery Law
- Human Rights Barrister
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).