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INVERT – Conference “Recent trends in human trafficking since 2020, with a special focus on the characteristics of labour exploitation” organised by OKRI, Hungarian INVERT partner

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Monday 24 June 2024

On 6th June 2024, Orszagos Kriminologiai Intezet-OKRI, Hungary National Institute of Criminology and partner of the INVERT Consortium, held a hybrid conference entitled “Recent trends in human trafficking since 2020, with a special focus on the characteristics of labour exploitation”. The conference was attended by 170 police officers, prosecutors and labour inspectors both in person and online via MS Teams. 

This event was organised as part of the international project “Identifying Companies and Victims in the Exploitation Phase to Disrupt the Financial Business Model of Adult and Child Labor Trafficking” (INVERT), which received funding from the EU Internal Security Fund programme. The INVERT project aims to combat the use of legal companies by labour traffickers who exploit victims by assisting EU prosecutor offices, law enforcement agencies (LEAs), and judicial authorities in identifying and disrupting these business models and the trafficking chain. 

The conference was organised by OKRI to brief participants and stakeholders on the international and national (Hungarian) characteristics of labour exploitation, share OKRI research findings, and address the difficulties faced by police and prosecutors in handling cases of labour exploitation. Moreover, the conference provided an opportunity to discuss challenges and potential solutions for the analysed issue and to outline the tasks and responsibilities of the Employment Service, as well as the activities of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).” 

Programme of the event and speakers can be found here. 


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