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LIVESTREAM Legal Hour: Modern Slavery

9 September 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm
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What do you think about when you hear the word slavery? Ancient Greece or Egypt, or the more than 12 million Africans who were traded across the Atlantic? Slavery existed then, and it still exists now. The clothes we wear, the coffee we drink, the food we eat – all of these are the end products of long supply chains tainted by modern slavery.

UNSW Law invites you to join us in a live webinar on Wednesday 9 September at 12pm (AEST) to hear from a dynamic panel of business and human rights leaders on the topic of Modern Slavery.

Legal Hour will explore whether Australia’s legal framework, which is premised on mandated corporate disclosures, is likely to be effective in combating modern slavery? Is more needed, and how should businesses be responding?

Joining the conversation:

  • Prof Justine Nolan - UNSW Professor of Law and co-author of the book Addressing Modern Slavery
  • Dr David Cooke (MBA Exec 2000) - Managing Director of Konica Minolta ANZ, and Chair, UN Global Compact Network Australia.
  • Dr Phoebe Wynn-Pope - Head of Business and Human Rights at Corrs Chambers Westgarth, and Member, UNSW Aust Human Rights Institute Advisory Board.
  • Rachel Davis (BA LLB 2003) - Vice President and Co-Founder of Shift.

You can find more information about our panellists and what they’ll be discussing here.

Our expert panel will explore why modern slavery continues to this day and its connection with the mainstream economy, and the role businesses can play in helping to end modern slavery.

We hope you are able to join us for Legal Hour. If you are unable to tune in for the livestream, we will also be recording the event, and kindly ask that you still register in order to receive this post-event.

You can take this advance opportunity to engage in the discussion by submitting a question for the panel when you register or by emailing

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