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United Nations University (UNU)

The United Nations University, established in 1973, is the academic and research arm of the United Nations. UNU contributes, through research and education, to efforts to resolve pressing global problems of human survival, development and welfare.

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GRANT AMOUNT

TOTAL AMOUNT GRANTED

$20,000

GRANT AWARDED DATE

NUMBER OF GRANTS

1

The Freedom Fund will bring together four diverse institutional partners to develop expert legal and policy analysis identifying why there is a gap between the theoretical stance of contemporary international law and the practical enforcement of its norms, and to recommend steps that may be taken to close it. Our partners are:

  • United Nations University, a global thinktank founded by the United Nations General Assembly in 1974 to conduct research into pressing global problems of human survival, development and welfare;
  • The Permanent Mission of Liechtenstein to the United Nations in New York, which has played a particularly important role in stimulating policy thinking on international criminal justice in the UN system in recent years; and
  • The Journal of International Criminal Justice, the pre-eminent international academic journal on international criminal justice issues.

The analysis will explore both normative development and institutional practice, with a particular focus on international institutions such as the International Criminal Court, the International Labour Organisation, the UN Security Council, and the broader UN system.

This grant will enable the operation of a research and policy formulation process running through to December 2015 involving key legal experts and international organisations, to determine how international criminal norms, institutions and practice might make a more effective contribution to eradicating modern slavery.

 

LENGTH OF GRANT

LENGTH OF GRANT

13 Months

GRANT AWARDED DATE

GRANT AWARDED DATE

August 2014

GRANT AMOUNT

GRANT AMOUNT

$20,000

PROJECT & INITIATIVES

PROJECT & INITIATIVES

Legal tools to fight slavery

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