The objective of the National Programme of the Fight against Trafficking in Human Beings is to provide a complete and effective National Strategy for the fight against the trafficking in human beings that supports the development of mutual understanding and the coordinated activities of all the parties involved in respect to eliminating the chances of the crime of trafficking in human beings being committed.
The programme covers the following four areas:
- Support framework (including co-ordination and cooperation of all stakeholders);
- Prevention (providing the public with information - in particular through training and a free national hotline for victims of trafficking in human beings);
- Support and protection of victims (identification of victims, reflection period, full care for victims, protection of victim - witness, reintegration and safe return);
- Criminal prosecution (investigation, international cooperation of law enforcement authorities, criminal procedure, compensation of victims, communication of law enforcement authorities and victims, anticorruption measures).
Source of Information
Government of Slovakia; Website of the European Commission