Last night Professor Philippa Webb delivered the 20th Annual ICLQ Lecture at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law.
Philippa and her colleague Dr Rosana Garciandia (King’s College London) were invited to give the prestigious lecture on the strength of their 2019 publication State Responsibility for Modern Slavery: Uncovering and Bridging the Gap.
In the lecture, Philippa and Rosana argued that the legal framework of state responsibility can be used to help eradicate modern slavery.
They identified five scenarios in which states may have responsibility for modern slavery. These scenarios are not hypothetical, as demonstrated by recent developments including:
The event was chaired by ICLQ Editor in Chief Professor Sir Malcolm Evans OBE KCMG.