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Människohandel i Kosovo: Utifrån Feminstisk och Statskapacitetsperspektiv

Spahija, Mexhide LU (2010) STVM01 20101
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The aim of this study is examine the problems with human trafficking of women for sexual exploration in Kosovo. More specifically, to understand how current human trafficking legislation is being upheld by responsible institutions. International reports have pointed that the judiciary system and law enforcement lack implementation skills. Offenders and clients have not been prosecuted according to the law, even though the law condemns such behavior. The main questions are: Can the challenges with human trafficking of women for sexual exploration be explained from a feminist and state capacity perspective? How has current trafficking legislation been implemented in Kosovo and what are the factors affecting the implementation process?
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The aim of this study is examine the problems with human trafficking of women for sexual exploration in Kosovo. More specifically, to understand how current human trafficking legislation is being upheld by responsible institutions. International reports have pointed that the judiciary system and law enforcement lack implementation skills. Offenders and clients have not been prosecuted according to the law, even though the law condemns such behavior. The main questions are: Can the challenges with human trafficking of women for sexual exploration be explained from a feminist and state capacity perspective? How has current trafficking legislation been implemented in Kosovo and what are the factors affecting the implementation process?
The analysis shows that the current legislation is not being upheld thoroughly due to sentencing still being too short. The identification process, classifying women as victims of trafficking is also problematic. Under a police search, law enforcement has problems telling victims from regular employees. This has to do with Kosovo lacking or having too little state capacity. The Ministry of Internal affairs are having difficulties coordinating the work and combating human trafficking. The analysis also shows that people working within the institutions have an altered view on women. Since the state is built from a male perspective, feminists claim that women lack the ability to be heard.
The data was collected through interviews between different institutions and international organizations working in Kosovo. (Less)
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author
Spahija, Mexhide LU
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organization
course
STVM01 20101
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
feminism, state capacity, Human trafficking, legislation
language
Swedish
id
1608393
date added to LUP
2010-06-29 15:49:26
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2018-12-11 10:57:46
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study is examine the problems with human trafficking of women for sexual exploration in Kosovo. More specifically, to understand how current human trafficking legislation is being upheld by responsible institutions. International reports have pointed that the judiciary system and law enforcement lack implementation skills. Offenders and clients have not been prosecuted according to the law, even though the law condemns such behavior. The main questions are: Can the challenges with human trafficking of women for sexual exploration be explained from a feminist and state capacity perspective? How has current trafficking legislation been implemented in Kosovo and what are the factors affecting the implementation process?
The analysis shows that the current legislation is not being upheld thoroughly due to sentencing still being too short. The identification process, classifying women as victims of trafficking is also problematic. Under a police search, law enforcement has problems telling victims from regular employees. This has to do with Kosovo lacking or having too little state capacity. The Ministry of Internal affairs are having difficulties coordinating the work and combating human trafficking. The analysis also shows that people working within the institutions have an altered view on women. Since the state is built from a male perspective, feminists claim that women lack the ability to be heard. 
The data was collected through interviews between different institutions and international organizations working in Kosovo.},
  author       = {Spahija, Mexhide},
  keyword      = {feminism,state capacity,Human trafficking,legislation},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Människohandel i Kosovo: Utifrån Feminstisk och Statskapacitetsperspektiv},
  year         = {2010},
}