What does Switzerland do to fight Human Trafficking?

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.


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