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CBA Lecture: Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery: Who are the Victims?

Thursday 25th May
18.00 – 19.00

Introduction: Charlotte Newell KC (5KBW) – CBA Education Joint Chair

Speaker: Ben Douglas-Jones KC (5 Paper Buildings)


  • Exploitation- the touchstone of trafficking and slavery
  • Indicators (Chapter 2, Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery Law and Practice)
  • Determination of trafficking status (identification)
  • The significance of trafficking status
  • Investigation (we are not in Kansas anymore!)
  • To prosecute or not to prosecute (including s.45)
  • The significance of AAD and AFU
  • Criminal paradigms, including the supply of drugs and county lines

Ben Douglas-Jones KC is a barrister at 5 Paper Buildings in London. He is also an attorney-at-law in Grenada, with rights of audience in the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal, a Deputy High Court Judge, Recorder of the Crown Court and Master of the Bench (Gray’s Inn).

He specialises in human rights, human trafficking and modern slavery, appeals, complex fraud, homicide, serious crime and regulatory law, including consumer and intellectual property. His human rights and appellate practice has seen him appear in many recent leading cases concerning human trafficking and refugees, and human rights in crime, including special court cases before three successive Lords Chief Justices. Ben co-wrote the Crown Prosecution Service and Law Society Guidance on human trafficking and immigration crime and Judicial College Guidance on trafficking.

He is an editor of Douglas-Jones KC, Bunting, Mason and Newton, Human Rights in Criminal Law (Bloomsbury Professional, 2023), a contributing editor of Southwell, Brewer and Douglas-Jones KC, Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery: Law and Practice (2nd Edn, Bloomsbury Professional, 2020) and an author of Blackstone’s Guide to the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (OUP, 2016).

He provides domestic and international training on human rights in the context of judicial, practitioner and regulatory compliance training and has provided evidence to governmental committees on trafficking and transparency of supply chains. Ben has been a Gray’s Inn advocacy trainer for many years.

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