Collateral damage provoked by anti-trafficking measures

Authored by: Mike Dottridge

Routledge Handbook of Human Trafficking

Print publication date:  September  2017
Online publication date:  August  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138892064
eBook ISBN: 9781315709352
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The term ‘collateral damage’ came into general use in 2003, during the US bombing campaign preceding the invasion of Iraq, to refer to civilians who were killed or injured unintentionally. However, concepts such as the ‘law of unintended consequences’ have a much longer history.

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