News Archive

March 5, 2024 12:58 PM

Report on Hungary

The Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) published its report on Hungary on 26 February 2024. The expert group assessed Hungary for the third time on the proper implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings.

March 5, 2024 8:54 AM

Human trafficking gang busted in Hódmezővásárhely

The staff of the Hódmezővásárhely Police Station arrested four persons who had been forcing women into prostitution abroad for years.

January 26, 2024 10:54 AM

Anti-trafficking workshop held in Budapest

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the Ministry of Interior held a two-day workshop on combating trafficking in human beings on 24-25 January 2024. The meeting focused on the victim-centred approach called the "social path" developed by the international organization.

December 18, 2023 5:41 PM

Couple who forced a teenage girl into prostitution sentenced to prison

For the crimes of human trafficking, exploitation of child prostitution, and child pornography committed against a person under the age of eighteen, the Budapest-Capital Regional Court sentenced the defendant of the first degree to 7 years imprisonment and 7 years of prohibition of public affairs, and his former partner, the defendant of the second degree, to 5 years imprisonment and 5 years of prohibition of public affairs.

November 27, 2023 3:16 PM

The two domestic forums against human trafficking met again

On 24 November 2023, a joint meeting of the National Coordination Mechanism against Trafficking in Human Beings and the NGO Roundtable was held at the Ministry of Interior. The meeting provided an excellent opportunity to review the most important professional events of the last period and to review the way forward.

November 27, 2023 10:50 AM

Another member of a human trafficking gang caught in Monor

The National Bureau of Investigation's Anti-Human Trafficking Unit has been investigating a gang of Hungarian members who were running prostitutes in Germany for more than a year, and has managed to arrest the fourth member.

November 13, 2023 11:23 AM

Meeting with the TIP Office of the US Department of State

Representatives from the US Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP Office) and the US Embassy visited the Ministry of Interior on 9 November. The meeting was attended by institutions and authorities involved in the fight against human trafficking.

October 31, 2023 9:13 AM

Record number of victims in a trafficking case in Fejér county

No less than 22 formerly homeless men were enslaved by a family in the village of Kőszárhegy.

October 27, 2023 2:28 PM

Human trafficking gang in Mezőtúr eliminated

The National Bureau of Investigation of the Rapid Response and Special Police Services, in cooperation with the Swiss police, has dismantled a Hungarian human trafficking gang in Switzerland. The three members of the Mezőtúr family are in criminal custody, waiting for a decision on their pre-trial detention.

October 26, 2023 2:10 PM

Conference on the human trafficking situation of the refugees from Ukraine

"Ukrainian Refugees in the Light of Human Trafficking" was the title of a conference organized by the Chance for Families 2005 Foundation on 25 October 2023 in the Marble Hall of the Ministry of Interior, co-organized by the Ministry of Interior and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Among other things, the conference aimed to present research on the risks of human trafficking among refugees from Ukraine.