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Palgrave Studies in Victims and Victimology

Protecting Victims of Human Trafficking From Liability

The European Approach

Authors: Muraszkiewicz, Julia Maria

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  • Discusses the difficult issue of 'non-liability' for crimes committed by people who are victims of trafficking
  • Draws on human rights, victim rights and criminal law theory to argue why a provision on non-liability needs to exist 
  • Draws comparisons between crimes committed by human trafficking victims and by victims of domestic abuse and child soldiers
  • Proposes an alternative provision which states and regional bodies could adopt 
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About this book

This books demonstrates the difficulty of protecting victims of human trafficking from being held liable for crimes they were compelled to commit in the course, or as a consequence, of being trafficked, under current European law. The legislation remains vague and potentially inadequate to recognise victimhood, safeguard the human rights of victims, and avoid further victimisation. Muraszkiewicz explains how the non-liability principle is rooted in criminal and human rights law, and proposes a more efficient provision and framework which would protect trafficked persons, and do better to encourage victims to act as witnesses in criminal proceedings against the perpetrators. In doing so the book will provide relevant stakeholders, including policy makers and law enforcement authorities, with a better understanding of the non-liability principle and how it ought to be used in practice.


About the authors

Julia Maria Williamson (neé Muraszkiewicz) is a Senior Research Analyst at Trilateral Research Ltd, London, UK. Her main areas of expertise include human trafficking, human rights law, migration, and European criminal law. She holds a PhD in Law from Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.

Reviews

“This book adeptly and convincingly outlines and analyses the non-punishment principle – the notion that a person should not be penalised for offences they have been compelled to commit in the course, or as a consequence, of being trafficked. The scope of this rule remains contentious and its application problematic in many countries. Her book is an important contribution to the development of our understanding of this principle, which is crucial for the effective protection of people who have been trafficked.” (Ryszard Piotrowicz, Professor of Law, Aberystwyth University, Adjunct Professor or Law, University of South Austalia, and Second Vice-President, Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings, Australia)

“A highly intelligent and important analysis of the development of law and policy in human trafficking, particularly the offender-victim matrix.” (Felicity Gerry QC, Professor of Legal Practice, Deakin University, Australia)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-02659-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $89.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-02658-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Protecting Victims of Human Trafficking From Liability
Book Subtitle
The European Approach
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Victims and Victimology
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-02659-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-02659-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-02658-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 213
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
Topics