Amnesty International Publishes Trafficking Report on Kosovo
Thursday, May 6, 2004 2:45 PM

On May 6, 2004, Amnesty International released the results of its research on trafficking in women and girls in Kosovo. ā€œSo does that mean I have rights?ā€ Protecting the Human Rights of Women and Girls Trafficked for Forced Prostitution in Kosovo details the human rights abuses suffered by victims of trafficking in Kosovo. The report finds that the UN Interim Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), the NATO-led international military force in Kosovo (KFOR), and the Provisional Institutions of Self-Government in Kosovo (PISG) have not done enough to protect the human rights of women and girls trafficked to, from and within Kosovo. Amnesty International urges these authorities to create measures to halt trafficking operations, to implement adequate protection and reparations to victims, and to ensure that international military and civilian peacekeeping forces suspected of offenses linked to trafficking are brought to justice. Amnesty International estimates that members of the international community comprise 20% of the patronage of trafficked women and girls in Kosovo.

For more information, please see the Amnesty International press release of the report.