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
Legislative proposal: Better protection against human trafficking
28-02-2023 | 08:00
The criminalisation of human trafficking is being expanded and simplified. This will make it possible to more effectively detect ...
Constructive judicial cooperation meeting with Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten
20-01-2023 | 11:10
Last Wednesday, 18 January 2023, saw the biannual Quadrilateral Judicial Meeting (Justitieel Vierpartijen Overleg, JVO) between ...
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 ...