CALL FOR PAPERS: Anti-Trafficking Review 'Forced Labour and Human Trafficking'

CALL FOR PAPERS: Anti-Trafficking Review 'Forced Labour and Human Trafficking'

Call for Papers: Anti-Trafficking Review Issue 5, ‘Forced Labour and Human Trafficking’

Guest Editors: Nicola Piper and Marie Segrave

Deadline for Submission: 30 November 2014

The Anti-Trafficking Review calls for papers for a Special Issue entitled ‘Forced Labour and Human Trafficking.’ While there has been a shift to acknowledging ‘all forms of human trafficking,’ the current scholarship around the intersections between human trafficking, forced labour and labour rights abuses more broadly is in its infancy. There are many unresolved conflicts between varying approaches to the broader spectrum of exploitative practices referred to (in some instances interchangeably) as slavery, forced labour, and human trafficking. For instance, trafficking is addressed in an individualistic framework, whereas forced labour is linked to labour rights’ approaches, presenting the possibility of collective, potentially empowering, responses. The different frameworks also result in different political organisations (with their specific histories, ideologies, forms of operating etc.) being involved in the search for solutions: including trade unions, governments, NGOs and international organisations.

This Special Issue of the ATR will consider how citizenship (in its many forms or its lack thereof) and/or trade union membership affect conditions and responses to labour- and migration-related exploitation. It will examine the limits of existing responses, including human rights instruments, counter-trafficking instruments, enforcement mechanisms, and the role of various international organisations, with specific focus on the ILO. These limits may be examined via interrogations of the connections between  global supply chains, regulatory frameworks (at the national, regional and international level that include labour, tax, migration, trade, etc) and the informal economy. The Special Issue is particularly interested in papers that examine both private enterprise and responsibility as well as state responsibility in relation to upholding human rights. The Special Issue is interested in papers that interrogate the issues raised above and propose or identify comprehensive and durable solutions to these issues.

The Review promotes a human rights based approach to anti-trafficking, exploring anti-trafficking in a broader context including gender analyses and intersections with labour and migrant rights. Academics, practitioners, trafficked persons and advocates are invited to submit articles. Contributions from the global South are particularly welcome.

Deadline for submission: 30 November 2014


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