Revisiting the Law and Governance of Trafficking, Forced Labor and Modern Slavery

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Prabha Kotiswaran
Cambridge University Press, May 25, 2017 - Law - 581 pages
In the decades following the globalization of the world economy, trafficking, forced labor and modern slavery have emerged as significant global problems. States negotiated the Palermo Protocol in 2000 under which they agreed to criminalize trafficking, primarily understood as an issue of serious organized crime. Sixteen years later, leading academics, activists and policy makers from international organizations come together in this edited volume and adopt an inter-disciplinary, multi-stakeholder approach to revisit trafficking through the lens of labor migration and extreme exploitation and, in the process, rethink the law and governance of trafficking. This volume considers many key factors, including the evolving international law on trafficking, the relationship between trafficking, slavery, indenture and domestic migration law and policy as well as newly emergent techniques of governance, including indicators, all with a view to furthering prospects for lasting economic justice in a globalized world.
 

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Contents

rethinking trafficking through
33
The Urgent Need
59
The International Legal Definition of Trafficking
83
Contemporary Debt Bondage SelfExploitation
112
Workers Experiences with
134
The Right to Locomotion? Trafficking Slavery
157
AntiTrafficking and the New Indenture
179
Immigration Controls and ModernDay Slavery
212
Brokered Subjects and Sexual Investability
329
new directions in antitrafficking
357
Filling in the Gaps
395
Combating Trafficking for Labour Exploitation in
422
Mapping
443
Temporary Migrant Worker
471
Migrants Unfree Labour and the Legal Construction
524
Trafficking in Persons Especially Women and Children
556

Managing Definitional
238
Constructing Trafficking
273
Addressing HIVAIDS at the Intersection
305

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Prabha Kotiswaran is Reader in Law and Social Justice at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London. In 2014, she was awarded the Leverhulme Prize for Law. She co-edits the Open Democracy blog 'Beyond Trafficking and Slavery' and is on the advisory board of the Department for International Development-International Labour Organization (DFID-ILO) project Work in Freedom (2013-18) on the prevention of the trafficking of women in South Asia. Her main areas of research include criminal law, transnational criminal law, sociology of law, postcolonial theory and feminist legal theory.

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