Visiting Research Fellow at TraffLab
Dr. Maayan Niezna
Maayan Niezna is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Modern Slavery and Human Rights, Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, a Lecturer in Law at Kent Law School, University of Kent, and a Visiting Research Fellow at TraffLab.
She worked on issues related to trafficking and forced labour at the Office of the National Anti-trafficking Coordinator, Israeli Ministry of Justice; UNHCR-Israel; and the Hotline for Refugees and Migrants-Israel, where she led the legal work on trafficking and slavery. Her research focuses on the impact of different legal frameworks on forced labour of migrant workers.
Research at TraffLab: In Trafflab, Niezna researches conceptual and practical challenges that arise from the application of legal terminology to forced labour of migrant workers, focusing on the concepts of ownership, exploitation, control, and menace of penalty.
Hila Shamir, Hanny Ben Israel and Maayan Niezna, Introduction: Trafficking in Persons - Past, Present and Future, 6 Law, Culture and Society, Special Issue: Trafficking in Persons 9 (2023). [Hebrew]
Maayan Niezna, Paper Chains: Tied Visas, Migration Policies, and Legal Coercion, Journal of Law and Society (2022). [Link to Full Text]
Yahel Kurlander, Maayan Niezna and Hila Shamir, COVID-19’s Impact on Non-Israeli Workers: Vulnerability, Commodification and Hope, 2 Israeli Sociology 82-89 (2021). [Hebrew] [Full Text] Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract= 3830342
Maayan Niezna, Yahel Kurlander and Hila Shamir, Underlying Conditions: The Increased Vulnerability of Migrant Workers under COVID-19, 6 (2) J. of Modern Slavery (2021). [Full Text] Available at SSRN: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3871818
Maayan Niezna, Consent, Sex and ‘Sexceptionalism’: Comments on Robin West’s 2019 Chorley Lecture, 'Consent, Legitimation and Dysphoria', Modern Law Review Forum, (2019), https://www.modernlawreview.co.uk/niezna-west/
Maayan Niezna, Kav LaOved, THE OCCUPATION OF LABOR - EMPLOYMENT OF PALESTINIAN WORKERS IN ISRAEL (2018). [Full Text]
Maayan Niezna, And He Shall Rule Over You - The Acquittal of Goel Ratzon on the Count of Holder a Person under Conditions of Slavery, 'HaMishpat’ Online: Human
Rights (2014). [Hebrew] [Full Text]