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.

chapter Chapter 1|19 pages


chapter Chapter 3|42 pages

Restitution from Traffickers

chapter Chapter 4|29 pages

Restitution from the State

chapter Chapter 5|41 pages

Clients' Liability for Direct Contact

Battery and conversion

chapter Chapter 7|22 pages


chapter Chapter 8|46 pages


chapter Chapter 9|15 pages

Practical Challenges

Access to justice, evidence, recovery

chapter Chapter 10|8 pages


The promise of private law