Hungary is currently one of the main countries of origin of victims of human trafficking from Central Europe in Switzerland. The Hungarian specialists – representatives from the Office of the National Coordinator against Human Trafficking in the Hungarian Ministry of Justice, the Hungarian national police force and the police and state prosecutor of the City of Budapest and Interpol - yesterday met representatives of the Swiss Federal Police, the Coordination Unit against Human Trafficking and Human Smuggling in fedpol and experts from city and cantonal police forces, cantonal and town migration offices and border police.
The round table discussed how Hungary and Switzerland are affected by human trafficking, what measures each country is taking to combat it, what bodies play the lead role in fighting human trafficking and how their coordination works. The experts also talked about how the victims of human trafficking are identified in Hungary and in Switzerland and what protection and care they are given. The Swiss and Hungarian experts also discussed preventive measures that can be taken to provide better protection for persons in danger.
Today the Hungarian delegation will meet representatives of cantonal and municipal bodies in Zurich, including those of the Zurich Women's Centre, which looks after victims of human trafficking.
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