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.
Human trafficking and people smuggling
Fight against human trafficking
14-11-2018 | 15:30
The Netherlands is bolstering its approach to human trafficking. We are improving shelter and care for victims, intensifying our ...
Dutch initiative: UN sanctions against human traffickers in Libya
07-06-2018 | 20:11
Criminals who are responsible for human trafficking and people smuggling in Libya are to be put on an international sanctions ...
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 ...