Human Trafficking news articles

Traffickers take advantage of people’s poverty and lack of prospects to lure or trick them through false promises of work or prospective marriages. Once the victims arrive at the final destination they are forced, through threats, violence or debt bondage (for example, to cover travel expenses), into a state of dependency and  exploitation. 

Fight against trafficking needs radical shift to genuinely human rights-based approch: UN expert

Profound changes are needed to fight human trafficking around the world, and to combat it effectively States must use a human rights-based approach rather than viewing it as strictly a law enforcement issue, a UN human rights expert said today.

Article by UN HRC (2.7.2020)

TIP report

The 20th “Trafficking in persons report” by the US Department of State has several recommendations for Switzerland, such as the need to focus on identifying labour trafficking.

FBI warns of human traffickers luring victims on dating apps

The warning highlights one of the potential risks associated with revealing too much privat information online.

Article by Amer Owaida (17.03.2020)