June 27, 2022
5:00-8:00 pm (IDT)

Virtual Format, Via Zoom


The Event is free and open to the public. Please register using this link.


Event Poster (English)


Keynote: Siobhán Mullally, Special Rapporteur on Trafficking, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Hila Shamir, Tel Aviv University and PI TraffLab (ERC)

Hanny Ben Israel, Tel Aviv University and TraffLab


Joel Quirk, University of the Witwatersrand,

South Africa


Janie Chuang, American University Washington College of Law

Virginia Mantouvalou, University College London (UCL)

Maayan Niezna, University of Oxford Faculty of Law
and TraffLab Fellow







This event will Launch the Alternative Anti- Trafficking Action Plan: A Proposed Model Based on a Labor Approach to Trafficking. This extensive policy paper was written by a group of ten TraffLab researchers from different disciplines (law, sociology, anthropology and industrial relations), and edited by Hila Shamir and Maayan Niezna. It reflects the 'labor approach' to trafficking, and aims to offer an alternative vision of how to address human trafficking in Israel given the limitations of the dominant antitrafficking approach (based mostly on criminal law enforcement and restrictions on migration, with some human rights protections and services to the few identified victims of trafficking) to address the structural causes of severe forms of labor exploitation. The Hebrew version was first published in December 2020.

The full report in English is available here.