Fighting human trafficking is at the center of discussions in Lugano

INTERPOL Conference: Fighting human trafficking is at the center of discussions in Lugano
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The 4th INTERPOL Global Conference, which Switzerland is hosting for the first time, is a result of close co-operation between INTERPOL, fedpol and the canton of Ticino. It brings together experts from around the world to discuss the current challenges in fighting this evil crime.

Human trafficking is a complex crime that goes beyond national borders. International police co-operation is therefore one of the cornerstones in fighting this crime effectively. Over the next three days, the 4th INTERPOL Global Conference will provide an opportunity for experts, investigators and NGO delegates to come together, strengthen contacts and discuss ways of preventing trafficking.

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Further information about trafficking in human beings  


Dossier , 24.06.2016

Human Trafficking

According to the internationally accepted definition, trafficking in persons is the recruitment, transportation, harbouring or receipt of persons for the purpose of exploitation, and is a punishable offence in Switzerland under Article 182 of the Swiss Criminal Code (SCC).

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Corruption is the term used to describe improper activities by persons in a position of trust in the public sector, in the judiciary, in political circles, in companies that operate at a national and/or an international level, or in non-profit organisations (such as associations or trusts) in order to gain an unjustifiable material or immaterial advantage.

Dossier , 16.02.2016

Money Laundering

The Money Laundering Reporting Office Switzerland (MROS) at the Federal Office of Police (fedpol) is Switzerland’s central money laundering office and functions as a relay and filtration point between financial intermediaries and the law enforcement agencies

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The Cybercrime Coordination Unit Switzerland (CYCO) is the central office where persons can report suspect internet subject matter.