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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:
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.
Legal tools to fight slavery