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Human trafficking training for investigators, prosecutors and judges shifted to online

Publicated on: October 26, 2020

On 21 October Baranya, Tolna and Somogy counties participated in the one-day awareness-raising.

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Virtual meeting of EU anti-trafficking coordinators

Publicated on: October 22, 2020

Organized by the European Commission and the German Presidency, the regular meeting of national anti-trafficking rapporteurs and equivalent mechanisms in the EU took place on October 20-21, 2020.

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The play ‘I Will Stand for You’ is on stage again in September – information by the National Police Headquarters

Publicated on: September 22, 2020

The Hungarian Police continue to draw young people's attention to the dangers of sexual exploitation through drama pedagogy.

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Sexual violence, exploitation of child prostitution and trafficking in human beings

Publicated on: July 29, 2020

Three men and a woman are suspected of having committed serious crimes against a 13-year-old child in Hajdú-Bihar County.

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Further human trafficking suspects were intercepted – information published by the National Police Headquarters

Publicated on: July 16, 2020

The suspects from the city of Szeged have coerced their victim into prostitution for years. In another trafficking case, the prosecution is seeking the imposition of executable imprisonment against 13 members of a criminal organisation.

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Hungary upgraded in the 2020 TIP Report

Publicated on: June 30, 2020

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo presented the 20th annual TIP Report on June 25, which –recognizing the past year’s efforts – upgraded Hungary’s ranking.

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Horizon 2020 call for proposals by the European Commission

Publicated on: May 14, 2020

The European Commission invites law enforcement agencies and NGOs to form a consortium and apply for the open call entitled “New methods to prevent, investigate and mitigate trafficking of human beings and child sexual exploitation – and on the protection of victims”.

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Members of criminal organization charged with human trafficking

Publicated on: May 12, 2020

Members of a criminal organization operating in Nyíregyháza were arrested by the Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County Police. The organization forced their victims into prostitution in Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, and Germany.

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Young girls worth 200.000 HUF each for traffickers – now they face severe prison sentence (information by the Office of the Prosecutor General)

Publicated on: April 24, 2020

Two girls coming from the poor eastern part of Hungary were lured to the city of Győr, then forced into prostitution. The Győr-Moson-Sopron County Chief Prosecutor’s Office has filed charges of qualified felony of trafficking in beings against a man who already knew the victims and invited them to Western Hungary, while a local couple who bought them dirt cheap will face charges of trafficking in human beings and procuring for prostitution.

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New anti-trafficking legislation to protect minors

Publicated on: March 23, 2020

The Criminal Code, the Act on Minor Offences, the Act on Organized Crime as well as the Child Protection Act were amended with a view to protecting children from sexual exploitation.

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