Constructive dialogue on human trafficking

Group photo of the participants of the 4th INTERPOL Global Conference, Lugano 19.10.2016
19.10.2016 Lugano (photo: Nicola Demaldi /

Talks at the 4th INTERPOL Global Conference on Human Trafficking in Lugano have strengthened ties between the various partners in fighting human trafficking.

Experts, investigators and NGO delegates met to share their experience and knowledge on tackling this complex international crime. To gain a better understanding of how other INTERPOL member states address the problem of human trafficking, experts outlined the approaches and measures their country had adopted so far. One of the findings of the conference was that identifying and protecting victims were challenges facing all member states. Close and united international police co-operation remains the keystone of combating this crime and bringing the perpetrators to justice.

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).

Dossier , 16.02.2016


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

Dossier , 25.05.2016


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