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Logically, investigating forms of compensation offered to human trafficking victims in France marks the end of a journey showing how institutions deal with this category. By analyzing the role of the Crime Victims Compensation Commission (Commission d’indemnisation des victimes d’infractions, CIVI), this article examines debates that emerge over the value assessment of damages—which lie at the crossroads between techniques for evaluating the damages suffered, practices for assigning a fiduciary value to these damages, and the agency of lawyers, judges, doctors as well as victims in asserting their rights. The work of the Commission sheds new light on the trajectory of the victim, who is now considered the beneficiary and recipient of monetary compensation. The analysis also encompasses a wide range of actors involved in the management of victims of human trafficking, while exploring the uses of legal and medical knowledge in the context of civil rather than criminal proceedings.

  • France
  • sociology
  • victims
  • trafficking
  • compensation
  • 2000-2016
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