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Sex Trafficking

A Private Law Response, 1st Edition

By Tsachi Keren-Paz


272 pages

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Sex Trafficking: A Private Law Response examines existing and potential causes of action against sex traffickers, clients and the state and argues for fair and effective private law remedies. Combining a theoretical inquiry about the borders of liability in torts and restitution with a political commitment to protecting the interests of victims of sex trafficking, this book offers a comparative doctrinal and socio-legal analysis of private law remedies, their justification, and their effectiveness. Tsachi Keren-Paz innovatively and convincingly makes the argument that all those directly involved in breaching the rights of victims of sex trafficking should compensate them for their losses, and make restitution of the profits made at their expense. Sex Trafficking: A Private Law Response will be invaluable to both academics and practitioners concerned with prostitution, modern slavery and trafficking, and those interested in private law theory and practice.


"In summary, Keren-Paz provides a detailed and comprehensive analysis of the ways in which private law can be used to address sex trafficking which will be of interest to anti-trafficking scholars and activists, and private law theorists."

N. Godden , Newcastle University, UK

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 Potential responses, and the experience thus far; Chapter 3 Restitution from traffickers; Chapter 4 Restitution from the state; Chapter 5 Clients’ liability for direct contact: battery and conversion; Chapter 6 Clients’ negligence in contributing to trafficking: duty ; Chapter 7 Breach; Chapter 8 Causation; Chapter 9 Practical challenges: access to justice, evidence, recovery; Chapter 10 Conclusion: the promise of private law

About the Author

Tsachi Keren-Paz is a Senior Lecturer at Keele University Law school

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
LAW / Criminal Law / General
LAW / Gender & the Law
LAW / International
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology