Trafficking in human beings 

Suspected human trafficking in asylum proceedings – reprimand from the Federal Administrative Court

14.09.2016

If human trafficking is suspected in an asylum procedure, the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) must take action on its own initiative. This...

Protection of domestic workers: ILO Convention No. 189 enters into force in Switzerland

27.01.2016

The ILO convention concerning decent work for domestic workers protects the minimum rights of employees in private households. More than 50 million...

Implementation deficits in the area of human trafficking

09.12.2015

The first review of Swiss efforts in the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings of 2005 is...

Fighting human trafficking with a national action plan

16.01.2013

«What does Switzerland do against human trafficking?» – This question stood at the centre of a conference with about 250...

Switzerland ratifies Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings

09.01.2013

As the 38th member of the Council of Europe, Switzerland ratified the Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings. The agreement which...

Switzerland will sign the Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Beings

05.07.2008

On 2 July 2008, the Federal Council decided to sign the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings [CETS no. 197]. It...

Hotline for women forced into prostitution

06.06.2008

In order to encourage victims of human trafficking to talk, without fear of the police, Geneva has opened a free and confidential hotline. At the...

EURO 08 Campaign against trafficking in women

13.03.2008

Switzerland is not doing enough to protect the victims of human trafficking and to protect their human rights, wrote the NGO coaliton, who organises...

European Convention against Trafficking in Human Beings entered into force

20.02.2008

The Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Beings entered into force on 1 February 2008.  A Swiss coalition of 25...

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