Parosha Chandran

Professor of Practice in Modern Slavery Law and Barrister, King's College London & One Pump Court Chambers, London

Parosha is a distinguished, multi-award winning human rights barrister at One Pump Court Chambers in London, a specialist in modern slavery law and a world-leading expert on the law relating to human trafficking, including for the United Nations, the Council of Europe and the British Parliament’s work for Commonwealth States.

She represents victims of modern slavery and human trafficking in their cases and over a 25-year legal career has set critical trafficking precedents in the courts with both national and global reach, most recently in a landmark judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in 2021.

Parosha works closely with NGOs and international organisations, provides trafficking training, including for judges, prosecutors and the police, and has advised on domestic and international legislation, including aspects of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Parosha has published two books, including ‘The Human Trafficking Handbook: Recognising Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery in the UK’ (LexisNexis, 2011). She is a co-author of the Council of Europe’s comprehensive e-learning course for lawyers, ‘Combatting Human Trafficking’ (2018 & 2023 edition publication pending).

In 2015 she received the ‘Trafficking in Persons Hero Award’ from John Kerry and the Obama administration for her outstanding work in the field.

In 2018 she received the distinction of being appointed the first Professor of Practice in Modern Slavery Law at King’s College London where she teaches her own LLM course.
In 2021 she collaborated with The Alan Turing Institute on an illuminating podcast, “Tackling Trafficking with Tech”, in partnership with King’s College London.

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