Director Anti-Slavery Australia, UTS
Jennifer Burn is Director of Anti-Slavery Australia and Professor of Law at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).
Anti-Slavery Australia is the only university-based law and research centre in Australia dedicated to advancing the rights of people who have experienced human trafficking and extreme forms of exploitation. Anti-Slavery Australia does this by providing access to legal advice and representation for trafficked and enslaved people in Australia.
The law practice currently assists over 80 clients with a wide range of legal issues including representation for those in or facing forced marriage, migration matters including protection or humanitarian visa claims, representation of trafficked people seeking financial compensation, housing and other issues.
Anti-Slavery Australia also promotes and provides leading research, education and advocacy supporting the dissemination of information about human rights abuses affecting trafficked, enslaved and exploited people; as well as advocating for changes to laws and policies to improve the protection of the rights of people who have been trafficked.
Anti-Slavery Australia networks with other organizations through the Sydney Trafficking Response group and the NSW Forced Marriage Network and has strong collaborative ties with many organizations engaged in anti-trafficking initiatives in Australia.
Jennifer Burn is a member of the National Roundtable on Human Trafficking and Slavery, a frequent media commentator and a practicing lawyer and migration agent. She convenes a subject within the UTS Law Faculty, ‘The Law of Human Trafficking and Slavery’.
For more information about Anti-Slavery Australia: www.antislavery.org.au