Human trafficking is transporting or selling human beings by force, often for the purpose of sexual or labour exploitation. People smuggling is illegally transporting human beings across borders. Both are serious criminal offences that often have severe consequences for those involved. The government is working to combat human trafficking and people smuggling, and offers shelter and assistance to victims of these practices.
Herman Bolhaar to serve as new National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings
03-10-2017 | 20:25
Mr H.J. (Herman) Bolhaar will serve as the new National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Violence against...
Van der Steur releases extra funds to tackle human trafficking
29-11-2016 | 13:52
Minister Van der Steur (Security and Justice) is making extra money available to pay for additional capacity and expertise to...
Lower sentences for human trafficking
30-09-2016 | 16:30
The courts are reducing the length of custodial sentences imposed for human trafficking. The average length of the...