Mike Dottridge – Beyond the Midlands 3
INTERNATIONAL EXPERT ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Mike Dottridge has worked in the human rights field for 40 years. He worked for two human rights non-governmental organisations for 25 years, from 1977 until 2002 (Amnesty International and Anti-Slavery International, where he was director). His work for Amnesty concerned sub-Saharan Africa. Since 1995 he has focused on the rights of adults and children who experience economic or sexual exploitation. In 2002 he started working independently, undertaking evaluations and institutional learning exercises for both international organisations and NGOs. He is the author of numerous articles and handbooks commenting on aspects of international law concerning slavery, servitude, forced labour, child labour and human trafficking or suggesting ways to prevent such exploitation and to protect and assist the victims. He was one of the advisors of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on her Recommended Principles and Guidelines on Human Rights and Human Trafficking (2002) and was a trustee of the United Nations Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery from 2011 until 2016.