Human Trafficking & Peacekeepers


Allred, Keith J.. 2009. “Human Trafficking & Peacekeepers.” In Strategies Against Human Trafficking: The Role of the Security Sector, edited by Cornelius Friesendorf, 299-328. Vienna: National Defense Academy and Austrian Ministry of Defense and Sports in co-operation with Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces.

Author: Keith J. Allred


This chapter will identify the group of actors referred to here as “peacekeepers”, and examine the variety of ways in which peacekeepers support human trafficking. It will consider and evaluate corrective actions being implemented by various states and international organisations; identify corrective measures that still require evaluation and implementation; and conclude with a list of recommendations for further reducing the correlation between peacekeepers and trafficking. While there have been some recent positive movements in addressing the problem, there are also many obstacles yet to be overcome. The chapter concludes with cautious optimism that the international community is moving in the right direction. (Allred, 300)

Topics: Corruption, Gender, Peacekeeping, Sexual Violence, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, Trafficking, Human Trafficking

Year: 2009

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