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Maria Moodie appointed BIICL consultant on anti-trafficking 

According to the Chambers, the ‘overall goal’ of the project is to improve anti-trafficking efforts by national governments globally

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) has announced it has appointed Maria Moodie, from Garden Court Chambers, as the National Research Consultant for the UK case study into the determinants of anti-trafficking efforts.

According to the Chambers, the “overall goal” of the project is to improve anti-trafficking efforts by national governments globally. 

The research will reportedly assess the links and sequencing of factors that have led to improved political will and capacity in national governments to address trafficking in persons. 

The project reportedly “goes to the source” and captures the views of experts and stakeholders working in counter-trafficking at the national level, including legislators, policymakers, civil society organisations, academics, lawyers and service providers. 

The two-year project will be funded by the US Department of State (2019-2021), and explores possible determinants for anti-trafficking efforts including: public awareness of the issues; the adoption of international instruments; decisions of courts and tribunals; rankings in international indices; pressure by donors; civil society engagement; particular events or occurrences; and responses to broader migration issues.

It will undertake a series of interrelated activities, including a series of case studies implemented by National Research Consultants. 

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