Hastings Women’s Law Journal


Human Trafficking Private Right of Action: Civil Rights for Trafficked Persons in the United States addresses a 2003 addition to the Trafficking Victims Protection Act allowing for a private right of action for persons trafficked to the United States. The article discusses civil litigation as a strategy for trafficked persons to obtain a remedy that specifically addresses the injury that they sustained: enslavement. The discussion situates this remedy within the broader purposes of anti-trafficking legislation.