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Role of civil society organisations and corporate transparency in relation to Modern Slavery.

Project Description

The ongoing modern slavery regulations (such as the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015, Australian Modern Slavery Act, 2018) appear quite broad and setting minimum (and to some extent voluntary) transparency and accountability requirements, leave discretion to both businesses and public sector organisations to comply with the regulations and public expectation. Our research team is investigating how businesses (corporations) are engaged in eliminating modern slavery in response to the new webs of transparency regulations as well as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for modern slavery (SDG 5.2 and SDG 8.7). We are also interested in examining how civil society organisations, NGOs and their partnerships hold businesses and government organisations accountable to create transparency in relation to the process of eliminating modern slavery.

Funding Notes

The Elphinstone Scholarship covers the payment for tuition fees at the appropriate rate per annum for 3 years. This is a fee waiver scholarship only.

Candidates should apply for a PhD place in the normal way, stating:
o ‘Elphinstone PhD Scholarship’ in the Intended Source of Funding section
o The name of the lead supervisor in the Name of Proposed Supervisor section
o The title of the specific research project (subject to any agreed modifications in discussion with the lead supervisor) in the Outline
Summary section
o Within their project proposal, how they intend to address the specific project title.

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