Addressing global societal challenges

The Scholars

The following will participate in the Brno PhD School:

Jean Allain, Queen’s University Belfast.  The leading legal scholar on issues of antislavery and trafficking, Prof Allain’s most recent book is entitled: The Law and Slavery, 2015.  In February 2016, Prof Allain gave evidence before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights on the normative content of slavery, servitude and forced labour

Kevin Bales, University of Nottingham.  The leader of the contemporary antislavery movement, Prof Bales is the Co-Founder of Free the Slaves is Lead Author of the Global Slavery Index.  His classic book, Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. He is a two-time Emmy Award winner, while the Utne Reader named him one of “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World”

Koen De Feyter, University of Antwerp, holds the Chair of International Law within its Faculty of Law. He is a former Chair of Amnesty International Belgium and an internationally recognized authority on human rights and development law. His books include Human Rights. Social Justice in the Age of the Market, Out of the Ashes: Reparation for Victims of Gross Violations of Human Rights, and Economic Globalisation and Human Rights.

John Oldfield is the Director of the Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation.  A noted historian and expert on antislavery, Prof Oldfield’s most recent book is entitled: Transatlantic Abolitionism in the Age of Revolution: An International History of Anti-Slavery, 1787-1820.

Zoe Trodd, University of Nottingham, is Professor of American Literature and founding Executive Director of the Centre for Research in Race and Rights. Her most recent book is Picturing Frederick Douglass: An Illustrated Biography of the Nineteenth Century’s Most Photographed American.

Katerina Uhlirova, Masaryk University, is an Assistant Professor in International Public Law. Awarded ASIL Helton Fellowship for the project in the field of trafficking in human beings. Visiting Lecturer at the Golden Gate University School of Law, USA. Her most recent book is Head of State Immunity in International Law. The Charles Taylor Case before the Special Court for Sierra Leone.