Sham marriages are a form of human trafficking

Publicated on: November 18, 2019

In the EU, vulnerable women may be offered money to travel abroad to be part of arranged marriages. Once in their new countries, however, they run the risk of being abused and forced into crime. These sham marriages are a form of human trafficking. Without the cross-border understanding and cooperation of different organisations, more victims could find themselves at the mercy of human traffickers.

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Visit of the TIP Office delegation

Publicated on: November 5, 2019

On the initiative of Minister of Interior Sándor Pintér, a delegation of the United States State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP Office) visited Hungary between 28–30 October 2019 to assess progress on the recommendations of the TIP 2019 report and to provide mutual information.

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The 18 th of October 2019 marks the 12th European Anti-Trafficking Day

Publicated on: October 17, 2019

Trafficking in human beings is one of the most serious cross-border crimes and one of the most complex human rights challenges of our time, and that is why it is particularly important that the European Commission declared the 18th of October the European Day Against Trafficking in Human Beings. Therefore that day is dedicated to raise awareness and to call for effective measures to eradicate trafficking in human beings and to protect victims at international, European, and national level.

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Ministerial recognition of Ms. Ágnes De Coll

Publicated on: October 14, 2019

Minister of Interior Dr. Sándor Pintér awarded Ministerial Recognition to Ms. Ágnes De Coll, the Anti-Trafficking Program Director of the Hungarian Baptist Aid. The Ministerial Recognition was presented by Deputy State Secretary for EU and International Affairs Mátyás Hegyaljai, the national anti-trafficking coordinator on 10 October 2019.

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Introductory visit by Deputy Chief of Mission Marc Dillard

Publicated on: September 24, 2019

On 12 September 2019, Deputy State Secretary for European Union and International Affairs, and National Coordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings Mátyás Hegyaljai welcomed Marc D. Dillard, the newly appointed Deputy Chief of Mission of the United States Embassy in Budapest.

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A call for proposals for transnational actions on asylum, migration and integration (AMIF-2019-AG-CALL) is now open. The call includes as a topic “Support for victims of trafficking in human beings”.

Publicated on: August 22, 2019

The European Commission Office of the EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator has informed Member States that a call within which the topic “Support for victims of trafficking in human beings” has just been opened.

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Special training for consular officers preparing for their foreign service was organized by the Ministry of Interior: trafficking in human beings in focus

Publicated on: August 22, 2019

For the fourth time in as many years, a targeted training programme for consular officers was organized within the framework of cooperation between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Ministry of Interior, on 6 August 2019 this year.

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Information on EU Internal Security Fund (ISF) Work Programme for 2019 for Union actions – preliminary notice on upcoming call for proposals.

Publicated on: June 25, 2019

The European Commission Office of the EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator has recently informed Member States that the Work Programme for 2019 for Union actions and emergency assistance in the framework of the Internal Security Fund – the instrument for financial support for police cooperation, preventing and combating crime, and crisis management – foresees upcoming call for proposals on joint action against trafficking in human beings addressing the culture of impunity.

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2019 “TIP Hero” Award of the U.S. State Department – Ágnes De Coll was honoured this year

Publicated on: June 24, 2019

Agnes De Coll is one of the eight individuals from around the world who was recognized for her efforts to fight against human trafficking, at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC on 20 June 2019.

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Do not become a victim of exploitation!

Publicated on: June 14, 2019

To prevent victimization, crime prevention experts of the police advise potential victims to keep the following warnings in mind when considering pursuing to work in abroad:

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