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Human Trafficking: The Unintended Effects of United Nations Intervention Author(s): Charles Anthony Smith and Heather M. Smith
Source: International Political Science Review / Revue internationale de science politique, Vol. 32, No. 2 (MARCH 2011), pp. 125-145
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Introduction
In July 1999 the Kosovo Protection Force (KFOR) entered Kosovo, the war-torn province of Serbia, in order to protect ethnic Albanians. This United Nations (UN) force was large by UN standards.More than 20,000 troopswere on the ground within days of thepassage of the authoriz ingUN Security Council Resolution. Within months the global human rights community drew attention to the establishment and intensification of human sex traffickingintoKosovo.1 InAugust 2004, Amnesty International reported thatyoung women fromEastern Europe were being abducted,

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