The National Action Plan to Fight Human Trafficking 2017-2020 defines the Swiss strategy to combat trafficking in Human Beings. The measures implemented by Switzerland are based on four pillars: prevention, prosecution, protection of victims, partnership.
Whilst the Swiss federal state is responsible for human trafficking legislation, the cantons are responsible for prosecuting the perpetrators and protecting the victims. Cooperation mechanisms at the cantonal level (Cantonal round tables) are currently established in 18 cantons.
The round tables are tasked to ensure proper cooperation amongst relevant stakeholders when a potential victim of human trafficking is identified.
- Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, 2000 ("Protocol Palermo")
- Art. 182 Swiss Criminal Code (CP)
- Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings, 2005
- UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons, 2016
- Report concerning the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings by Switzerland, 2015
- National action plan to fight Human trafficking 2017-2020
- Report on exploitation of labor force in the context of human trafficking (German), Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies (SFM), 2016
- Trafficking in Persons (TIP)Report, 2017