Cover Osteuropa 6/2006

In Osteuropa 6/2006

Trafficking in Women in Post-War Regions
Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo

Angelika Kartusch, Gabriele Reiter

Deutsche Fassung


From the public’s point of view, human trafficking is linked to war and reconstruction. The international community plays an important role in conflict-torn regions. On the one hand, the presence of the international community in consolidating peace creates a market for informal businesses such as prostitution and trafficking in women. On the other hand, the international community protects human rights and rule of law. A dilemma thus arises, as the case studies Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo show. However, instruments have evolved for fighting trafficking in women.

(Osteuropa 6/2006, pp. 213–226)