News Archive

March 23, 2020 9:43 AM

New anti-trafficking legislation to protect minors

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.

March 2, 2020 3:22 PM

Riot Police hot on the trail of traffickers – information published by the National Police Headquarters

A 45-year-old man from the town of Miskolc has been arrested on well-founded suspicion of trafficking in human beings and living on earnings of prostitution. In another case this year, members of a criminal group specializing in brothel prostitution will also face prosecution.

February 5, 2020 9:01 AM

ISF call for proposals – joint action addressing the culture of impunity

"Joint Action against Trafficking in Human Beings addressing the Culture of Impunity" under the Internal Security Fund – Police of the European Commission has been published and is open until 29 April 2020.

December 20, 2019 9:10 AM

Anti-trafficking meetings in the Ministry of Interior

On December 12 and 13, 2019, meetings of the National Anti-Trafficking Coordination Mechanism and the NGO Round Table took place to discuss domestic anti-trafficking activities. Mátyás Hegyaljai, Deputy State Secretary for European Union and International Affairs, National Coordinator of Hungary's Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings, reported on actions, experiences, professional developments over the past nearly six months, and also summarized trends, efforts taken and plans for their respective fields.

November 26, 2019 12:14 PM

Awareness-raising training on the fight against human trafficking.

The Ministry of Interior, in cooperation with the National Institute of Criminology (OKRI), held a training course for police officers, prosecutors and judges in the counties most affected by the phenomenon of human trafficking (Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county, Heves county).

November 26, 2019 9:31 AM

Roundtable discussion on the fight against human trafficking with the police in Győr

On 19 November 2019, the Crime Prevention Unit of the Győr-Moson-Sopron County Police Headquarters - with the co-ordination of the National Police Headquarters - held a round-table discussion on the shared tasks in the fight against human trafficking.

November 18, 2019 4:23 PM

Sham marriages are a form of human trafficking

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.

November 5, 2019 3:12 PM

Visit of the TIP Office delegation

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.

October 17, 2019 3:31 PM

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

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.

October 14, 2019 12:56 PM

Ministerial recognition of Ms. Ágnes De Coll

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.