Global Report on Trafficking in Persons United Nations

  • Kristiina Kangaspunta, Fabrizio Sarrica, Raggie Johansen, Suzanne Kunnen, Kristina Kuttnig
  • Published 2012


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@inproceedings{Kangaspunta2012GlobalRO, title={Global Report on Trafficking in Persons United Nations}, author={Kristiina Kangaspunta and Fabrizio Sarrica and Raggie Johansen and Suzanne Kunnen and Kristina Kuttnig}, year={2012} }