Prabha Kotiswaran lectures in Criminal Law at King’s College London. She is the author of Dangerous Sex, Invisible Labor: Sex Work and the Law in India, published by Princeton University Press (2011) and co-published by Oxford University Press, India (2011). She also blogs for the Interdisciplinary Project on Human Trafficking.
The criminal law as sledgehammer: the paternalist politics of India’s 2018 Trafficking Bill
India's new trafficking bill relies exclusively on the stick to achieve its goals. It will fail.
Published in: Beyond Trafficking and Slavery: FeatureWeek 6: Commercial sex and the global economy
Three stories of commercial sex – which can protect the people engaged in it most?
Neoabolitionism’s last laugh: India must rethink trafficking
India’s new trafficking bill seeks a wide array of new powers to punish, but does nothing to address the causes of...
The path to the UK's Modern Slavery Act 2015: an oral history project
The UK’s Modern Slavery Act, 2015 was hotly debated by policy-shapers during the drafting process. We take a...
Empty gestures: a critique of India’s new trafficking bill
The 2016 Global Slavery Index finds that 40% of ‘modern slaves’ live in India. A new trafficking bill seeks to lower...
Trafficking and slavery interventions under the microscope
BTS editors introduce the ‘case studies and critique’ strand of our new project ‘possible futures’, which will open...