News Archive

January 19, 2023 4:32 PM

806 million HUF tender for fighting against trafficking in human beings

The Prime Minister's Office, as the National Coordination Unit, and the Swiss Contribution Office signed the Agreement on Technical Support on December 21, 2022 which also provides significant funding to fight trafficking in human beings.

January 19, 2023 2:43 PM

Indictments for trafficking in human beings

Prosecutors also took action in Nógrád and Fejér counties for the crimes of human trafficking and forced labour. In both cases, young women in vulnerable situations were allegedly forced into prostitution.

December 21, 2022 11:39 AM

Criminal organisation busted in Pápa

A family in Pápa obtained income by recruiting people in vulnerable situations to do various physical works. The perpetrators are suspected of human trafficking and forced labour.

December 20, 2022 1:40 PM

Commission proposes stronger rules in anti-trafficking

On 19 December 2022, the European Commission proposed to strengthen the rules that prevent and combat trafficking in human beings.

December 12, 2022 1:47 PM

Family business involved in human trafficking

Members of a family in Nyíregyháza persuaded vulnerable women to engage in prostitution in order to finance their own livelihoods. The involved family members were arrested.

December 12, 2022 1:34 PM

European police forces cooperate against trafficking

The Hungarian police again took part in an international operation organised by Europol. This time the focus was on the prevention and eradication of sexual exploitation, coercion and forced begging.

December 6, 2022 9:57 AM

National achievements in the fight against trafficking in human beings in the second half of 2022 assessed

On 30 November 2022, the participants of the National Coordination Mechanism and the NGO Roundtable, which brings together domestic governmental and non-governmental organisations, reviewed recent developments in the field of trafficking in human beings and discussed the way forward at the Ministry of Interior.

December 2, 2022 1:44 PM

Successful Police cooperation with Switzerland

4 traffickers and at least 20 victims have been identified by the Hungarian and Swiss authorities in the framework of a joint investigation team set up in June 2022.

November 11, 2022 11:16 AM

Two brothers running brothels are in custody

After Ferenc R., his brother Peter R. was also placed in criminal custody on suspicion of trafficking in human beings and promoting prostitution. Evidence shows that since 2014 the brothers from Ilk had been running their illegal sex business in Vienna, where they recruited vulnerable Hungarian women living in poor financial conditions for prostitution.

November 3, 2022 12:26 PM

Joint meeting on human trafficking in the European Commission

The European Commission hosted a meeting of the Network of National Rapporteurs and Equivalent Mechanisms (NREM) and the European Union Civil Society Platform on 26-27 October in Brussels with the representatives of EU Member States and civil society organisations on the fight against trafficking in human beings.