Call for Papers: Journal of Trafficking and Human Exploitation

Special issue: Ethical, Legal and Social Issues related to Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism
Forces of globalisation enable an ever increasing market for the commodification of human beings. In an effort to combat such actions, domestic, regional and international legal systems have outlawed trafficking in persons and various forms of human exploitation. Freedom from trafficking and such practices including slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour have also been codified in every human rights instrument across the globe establishing national obligations to investigate alleged abuses and prosecute offenders. And while there is a plethora of scholarship claiming various inadequacies pertaining to these laws and their use in practice, an academic and practical outlet focused on the laws of trafficking and human exploitation has yet to manifest.


The Journal of Trafficking and Human Exploitation (JHTE) will aim to fill this gap and serve as the premier forum to discuss and debate the legal and policy issues involving prevention, intervention, investigations, prosecution, individual, state and corporate responsibility, and the actual codified offenses, their application in practice, subsequent judicial interpretation and any ramifications emanating therefrom. As the mass perpetration of trafficking and human exploitation only appears to continue, the need to research, understand and clarify these laws and their use in practice is paramount.


This journal seeks high quality submissions reflecting a diverse range of perspectives addressing domestic, regional, international and comparative legal issues. The core submissions are intended from the following legal realms:

  • Criminal law
  • Human rights law
  • International law
  • Labour law
  • Migration and asylum law


Addressing the substantive laws and jurisprudence involving human exploitation is an underexplored realm in need of attention and analysis. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Slavery
  • Servitude
  • Forced and compulsory labour
  • Sexual exploitation
  • Recruitment and use of child soldiers
  • Forced and early marriage
  • Organ trafficking


The JTHE is primarily concerned with publishing high quality legal articles and significant case notes from domestic, regional and international jurisdictions. However, this journal will also consider interdisciplinary submissions and book reviews.


Peer review

The JTHE uses a double-blind peer review process.



Two issues a year.

The publication of thematic or special issues can be a perceptive approach when addressing a wide-spectrum of concerns involving complex legal topics. The Board of Editors invites anyone interested to submit their special issue proposal via email to Nicole Siller at:

You can be as involved as you would like, ie, draft the special call for papers, act as lead editor, or merely propose the topic.

Those interested in submitting paper for the  third issue are encouraged to submit a manuscript at by Apr. 1, 2017.

for more visit :


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s