Additional TraffLab Presentations


EuroCrim 2019 19th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, Ghent, Belgium, September 18-21, 2019

Overlaps Between Corporate Criminology and the Regulation of Labour Exploitation: A Case Study of the UK Construction Industry

Dr. Jonathan Davies (Postdoctoral Fellow)

Conference details available here.

Cooperating against CrossBorder Crime: Israeli, European, and Global Perspectives, IDC Herzlyia, Israel, September 18-19, 2019

A Labor Approach to Human Trafficking: Expanding the Anti-trafficking Tool Kit to Address Structural Causes of Severe Forms of Exploitation

Dr. Hila Shamir (PI) 


Labour Law Research Network Conference, Valparaiso, Chile, June 23-25, 2019

Spectrums of Agency and Vulnerability: Migration Regimes and Sectoral Segmentation in the Israeli Construction Sector

Dr. Hila Shamir (PI) and Dr. Assaf Bondy (Research Fellow)

Full Program is available here.


2nd Biennial EUROC Workshop, University of Manchester School of Law, Manchester UK, June 12-14, 2019

The Regulation and Governance of Anti-Trafficking Chains 

Dr. Jonathan Davies (Post-doctoral Fellow)

2019 European Junior Faculty Forum for Public Law and Jurisprudence - London School of Economics, June 10-11 2019

Learning From the BITs: Bilateral Labor Agreements in Comparative Perspective

Dr. Tamar Megiddo (Research Fellow)


Seminar Series – Center for the Studies of Men and Masculinities, Department of Sociology, Stony Brook University (NY, USA), June 7, 2019

Labor Approach to Human Trafficking Analyzed through Theories of Masculinities

Yahel Kurlander (Research Fellow)


Workshop on Justice and Labor Rights in the Global Era, Humanities and Social Sciences Fund, Israel, June 2-4, 2019

1. Anti-Trafficking Chains: the Case of the UK Construction Sector

Dr. Hila Shamir (PI), Dr. Tamar Barkay (Research Fellow), Dr. Jonathan Davies (Post-doctoral Fellow)

2. Predatory Purchasing Practices in Global Supply Chains, the Squeeze on Workers, and the Call for a Universal Labour Guarantee 

Dr. Assaf Bondy (Research Fellow)

Gallery talk: “Defense Lines”  art exhibition Tel Aviv University at the Tel Aviv University Gina Shreiber Art Gallery, May 27, 2019

Between Lines of Defense and Lines of Exclusion: Migrant Workers, Asylum Seekers and Human Trafficking in Israel

Dr. Hila Shamir (PI) in conversation with with Emmy Saar of Kav LaOved 

Details (in Hebrew)


Seminar: Role of Clinics in Strategic Litigation, Vrije Universiteit Faculty of Law, Amsterdam, May 9-10, 2019

Strategic Litigation Based on a Labor Approach to Human Trafficking: The Israeli Case of Temporary Migrant Workers in Foreign Construction (Execution) Companies

Dr. Hila Shamir (PI) and Adv. Idit Zimmerman (Workers’ Rights Clinic Attorney)


Beyond Discourse: Critical and Empirical Approaches to Human Trafficking, University of Kansas (USA), April 4-5, 2019

Trafficking & Forced Labour of Migrant Workers – Conceptual and Practical Challenges

Adv.Maayan Niezna (Visiting Research Fellow)

Full program available here.

Israel Law and Society Association Annual Conference: Markets, Law and Inequality, Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law, January 20, 2019

TraffLab Panel: The Regulation of Markets for Temporary Work and Migration

Research Fellows: Dr. Assaf Bondy, Dr. Avinoam Cohen, Yahel Kurlander, Hanny Ben-Israel, and Dr. Hila Shamir (PI)


International Development Group Fall Forum. Massachusetts Institute of Technology,  September 18, 2018

A Labor Perspective on Human Trafficking: Dr. Hila Shamir (PI)


TraffLab is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. 
Grant agreement No 756672. 

Principal Investigator: Hila Shamir
Host Institution: Tel Aviv University, Israel
Duration: 5 years
Start date: April 1st, 2018

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