The Coercion of Trafficked Workers

Author:Kathleen Kim
Position::Associate Professor of Law, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

Theories of coercion exist across multiple disciplines to explicate the ability of one actor, the coercer, to diminish the free will of another, the coercee, in the absence of overt physical force. A valid claim of coercion places legal blame on the coercer or relinquishes the coercee from legal responsibility for a coerced act or omission. Defining the point at which coercion occurs, however, is ... (see full summary)

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