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Thematic Paper on Countering Trafficking in Persons in Conflict Situations

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Thematic Paper on Countering Trafficking in Persons in Conflict Situations

The Paper highlights that conflicts that arise in countries or other geographical areas can exacerbate vulnerability to trafficking, as well as its prevalence and severity. As State and non-State structures weaken, and as people turn to negative coping strategies in order to survive, not only does the risk of falling victim to trafficking increase, but so too does the risk of perpetrating it against others. At the same time, conflict also increases the demand for goods and services provided by exploited persons and creates new demands for exploitative combat and support roles.  

Date of Publication
Type of Resource
Target Audience
All
Language
Geographic Scope
Workstream Output
No
Regional Review Process
No
Keywords
Trafficking in persons
Status
Published

Thematic Paper on Countering Trafficking in Persons in Conflict Situations

The Paper highlights that conflicts that arise in countries or other geographical areas can exacerbate vulnerability to trafficking, as well as its prevalence and severity. As State and non-State structures weaken, and as people turn to negative coping strategies in order to survive, not only does the risk of falling victim to trafficking increase, but so too does the risk of perpetrating it against others. At the same time, conflict also increases the demand for goods and services provided by exploited persons and creates new demands for exploitative combat and support roles.  


*References to Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of United Nations Security Council resolution 1244 (1999).