1. GENERAL INFORMATION
Arising from its geographical situation Hungary lies in the crossroad of east-western and south-eastern migration. Hungary is primarily a source and transit country for women and girls subjected to trafficking for sexual exploitation and for men and women for trafficking for labour exploitation. The main destination countries in terms of trafficking for sexual exploitation are the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria and Germany. Regarding trafficking for labour exploitation the relevant destination countries are the United Kingdom, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Canada. From Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Serbia, Kosovo, China, Vietnam, Mongolia victims are transported to Western European countries through Hungary. Besides the transnational form, human trafficking exists in Hungary internally in a lesser extent too. Within the country the exploitation of victims is concentrated in the capital and its surroundings, around Lake Balaton and along the Austrian border.
Human trafficking has several root causes, so called pull and push factors which play important role and contribute to the spread of human trafficking. The economic and social factors like high unemployment, poverty, inequality in the labour market, and demand for cheap labour are incentive and contribute to human trafficking. Regarding the groups at risk of trafficking it can be established that the low educated young adults – mostly women – in Eastern, North-Eastern Hungary are the most vulnerable. They are easily trapped by false promises of well-paid easy jobs which do not require any special skills. High-risk groups for trafficking include under-educated young adults, mainly women of Roma origin, who resided in poor conditions or child welfare facilities in eastern and north-eastern Hungary. Prostitution appears to be the easiest way to getting out of poverty, over-indebtedness, deprivation for the poorest sections of the population who expect high wages and better circumstances in the destination countries.
Regarding the perpetrators in Hungary and in the countries of origin we can mention that they have informal relationship and in many case a family relationship to the victim. They are often old offender or recidivist. Taking into consideration the modus operandi of recruitment the results suggest that the false promises and deception of well-paid jobs and better working conditions are common. Traffickers are recruiting through advertisements published online, in newspapers or through persuasion. The proposed jobs contain few and deceptive information about the working conditions. The victims appear usually in the agriculture, catering, construction industry, manufacturing which do not require professional skills.
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2. INSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL FRAMEWORK
All forms of trafficking in human beings are prohibited in Hungary. The specific offence of trafficking in persons has existed since 1998, under crimes against personal freedom and human dignity.
Directive 2011/36/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 April 2011 on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting its victims, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2002/629/JHA has been published on 5 April 2011 its transposition deadline was 6 April 2013. Hungary has accomplished its implementation obligations deriving from the Directive.
Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings was signed by Hungary on 10. October 2007 and ratified by the Act of XVIII. of 2013 on 04 April 2013 which entered into force on 1 August 2013.
Act C of 2012 on the Criminal Code entered into force in the 1 of July 2013. The New Criminal Code incorporates the criminal offence of trafficking in human beings which was harmonized with the Directive 2011/36/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 April 2011 on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting its victims, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2002/629/JHA and with the legal provisions of the Palermo Protocol to prevent, suppress and punish trafficking in persons, especially woman and children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings.
The Hungarian Government passed on 27 September 2012 the amendment of Act CXXXV of 2005 on Crime Victim Support and State Compensation. It aims to introduce the concept shelter, as a victim support service and authorizes the Government to develop detailed regulation for the identification of human trafficking victims. The Act specifies the right to legal, social, financial and psychological assistance for victims of human trafficking. Article 9/A and Article 43(3) transposed sections 5 and 6 of the Council Directive 2004/81/EC (on the residence permit issued to third-country nationals who are victims of trafficking in human beings or who have been the subject of an action to facilitate illegal immigration, who cooperate with the competent authorities).
Government Regulation No 354/2012 of 13 December 2012 on the identification system of victims trafficking in human beings entered into force on 1 January 2013. Institutions and authorities taking part in the identification are as follows: health care provider, public health administration body, personal care service, public educational institution, police, labor market service, consular officer, immigration authority, asylum authority. Bodies participating voluntarily: non-governmental bodies or legal entities maintained by local governments. National Crisis Telephone Information Service provides information for the victims on the opportunities of shelters.
The Act II on Entry and Stay of Third Country Nationals, which entered into force on 1st July 2007, is one of the most important tools for supporting victims of trafficking. The Act enables victims to stay in Hungary for a reflection period of one month. If they decide to cooperate with the law enforcement authorities, a residence permit on humanitarian grounds will be granted.
Order No. 13/2014. (V. 16.) of the National Police Headquarters on the police duties concerning the treatment of offences related to prostitution and human trafficking primarily serves uniform police action against prostitution and victim protection tasks for police organs.
National Strategy/National Action Plan
The national strategy against human trafficking published in Government Resolution 1018/2008 (III.26.) on the National Strategy against Trafficking in Human Beings for 2008-2012 has been repealed as from 31 December 2012. The European Commission presented the EU Strategy towards the eradication of trafficking in Human Beings (hereinafter EU Strategy) on 19 June 2012, which prescribes also for Hungary actions to be implemented between 2012 and 2016.
The National Strategy against Trafficking in Human Beings for 2013-2016 has been adopted by the government on 29 May 2013 and the Government Resolution 1351/2013 (VI. 19.) was published on 19 June 2013.
Taking into consideration the complexity and the cross-border nature of the phenomenon, the need for international cooperation, the future vision of the strategy has been defined in accordance with the priorities of the EU strategy: Hungary endeavours to combat against all manifestations of human trafficking as efficiently as allowed by its means at the national level, and as a reliable partner at international level, respecting human rights, free of discrimination and giving special attention to the protection of children.
The strategy has a comprehensive approach towards the issue of trafficking in human beings, and focuses on national action. The strategy identifies five main priorities in the field of human trafficking:
The operation of an appropriate and well-running victim identification, referral and protection system
Efficient prevention, awareness building and awareness raising
The detection and prosecution of perpetrators; the protection of the rights and interests of plaintiffs and victims
Enhancing coordination with the relevant government, semi-governmental and civil organisations involved
Mapping opportunities for safe return and reintegration at the government level; designing supportive action
For the period of 2013 – 2016 47 measures have been planned.
Coordination of anti-trafficking actions at a national level
The framework for combating human trafficking was laid down by the Government Resolution 1018/2008 on the National Strategy against trafficking in human beings. It established a National Coordination Mechanism and appointed a national coordinator. The National Coordinator is the Deputy State Secretary who is responsible for EU and international affairs in the Ministry of Interior. Her main role is to enhance Hungary’s counter trafficking efforts and to facilitate interaction between different State and non-State organisations in relation to the fight against human trafficking. She represents Hungary’s anti human trafficking response both at a national, at a European and at international level.
The national coordinator chairs the meetings of the national coordination mechanism, which is the main forum of cooperation of the relevant organisations in Hungary. The mechanism meets 3-4 times per year. Besides the formal coordination an informal NGO Roundtable is operating too which started its activity in 2011.
Mission of the NCM and the NGO Roundtable: increasing the effectiveness of the fight against trafficking in human beings, strengthening the cooperation and enhancing dialogue between the national coordinator and the concerned authorities. These forums contribute to the mapping of areas of cooperation and help to avoid duplications.
National Rapporteur or equivalent mechanisms
The National Coordinator acts as equivalent mechanism to a National Rapporteur.
The most important challenges at national level
The National Strategy against Trafficking in Human Beings contains 5 main priorities and 47 measures for the period 2013-2016 of which the following measures are highlighted:
The lack of a specific standardized data collection system addresses for Hungary and for the EU Member States a problem in data collection. A standardized system would provide an accurate picture on the number of victims and perpetrators and would help to understand the phenomenon and reason of human trafficking, would contribute to define targeted measures. Therefore the strategy puts great effort on the harmonization of the data collection mechanism. Our aim is to develop an anonym and regular data collection process with the involvement of all relevant governmental authorities and NGOs. 5 main measures in the field of data collection:
Setting up an anonymous database able to examine the trends of human trafficking and making a map of intervention especially considering age, gender and the form of exploitation
Setting up a uniform database facilitating the follow-up on and the filtering of victims, from their identification to their release from the victim protection system
Setting up a data provision mechanism facilitating the monitoring of and follow-up on victims and their involvement in the victim protection system
Encouraging data provision by organs cooperating in the identification of victims
Working out a set of criteria for annual, statistics-based assessments
The majority of the experts have not adequate knowledge and experience in the assistance of victims and in the effective methods for the fight against the perpetrators. In order to provide more special trainings the following measures have been planned:
Preparing training materials and modules and making them accessible on a wide scale
Trainings for the acquisition of knowledge and skills required for efficient victim identification and appropriate victim referral
The further development and specialisation of existing knowledge towards the needs of human trafficking victims, for specialists working in victim support and protection
Familiarising justice actors and all other stakeholders with the new legislative framework and working out a general scheduled training plan for them
Prevention has an important role in the fight against human trafficking through both the reduction of demand and the reduction of supply. The following main measures have been defined:
It is necessary to involve the Civil Guard and local authority enforcement organs (e.g. public area policing) in the prevention work
A common IT platform serving the combat against human trafficking, which also supports efforts targeted at the reduction of demand and supply
Preparing dedicated information materials serving the reduction of demand and supply
Using the opportunities provided by the Internet for the protection of children and, in the field of exploitation for sexual or labour purposes, for preventing victimisation
Complementing the curriculum of the subject of sexual education within the framework of the National Curriculum with awareness raising of the dangers of human trafficking
Working out a communication and training action plan aimed to increase social awareness
Collecting and evaluating the Hungarian government measures and the programmes of various civil and interest representation organs on the treatment of the phenomenon of prostitution and the revision of the regulatory system on the basis of the results
Improving the assistance of the victims is one of the main priorities of the strategy; the following main measures have been defined:
Developing access to mental and psychological support
Setting up a helpline you can call from abroad as well
Capacity and service development at the Shelter (safe accommodation); establishing a new Shelter to be operated from state funding; working out a uniform care protocol to ensure the efficient operation of Shelters.
Preparing information materials for victims
Working out a protocol for the avoidance of secondary victimisation during actions related to the criminal proceedings.
Establishing transitory apartments related to the Shelters, helping victims’ social reintegration: For victims of violence between related parties, there are transitory apartments (Félutas Kiléptető Házak) in operation, related to the crisis centres established for these victims, where psychological and legal counselling and the help of social workers are guaranteed, but where former victims are supposed to provide for themselves as regards their physical needs (food, clothing). From crisis centres, former victims must apply to get into a Transitory Apartment; the condition for successful application is that they have regular income from registered, legal employment. Transitory Apartments provide accommodation for five years; tenants must pay part of the public utility costs from their income. The goal is to develop the former victim’s ability of self-subsistence (as well as the ability to sustain a co-habiting relative, typically their own child) and to reinforce this ability. It is reasonable that Transitory Apartments be connected to Shelters, both of these operating along similar principles.
The avoidance of repeat victimisation requires setting up a follow-up system meant to serve following up on the life and protection of identified and supported victims after their release from safe accommodation
Involving district commissioners in activities for the prevention of victimisation and repeat victimisation
Working out a comprehensive government programme targeting at the social integration and reintegration of human trafficking victims.
3. IMPLEMENTATION OF ANTI-TRAFFICKING POLICY
3. IMPLEMENTATION OF ANTI-TRAFFICKING POLICY
Efforts to prevent human trafficking in Hungary have included inter alia awareness raising campaigns as well as training for officials:
Trainings are continuously organized for police officers, investigators, prosecutors, judges, victim support assistants, consuls in the fields of victim identification, assistance, legislative background of human trafficking.
Awareness raising campaigns and programmes are regularly held in Hungary, the following are continuously organized:
The Ministry of Human Capacities launched a prevention project with pilot project characteristics in December 2012, which aimed the potential victims of trafficking in persons, in order to prevent victimization and its implementation is since ongoing. The project aims at organising awareness raising workshops and enforcement of interest prevention trainings for secondary school students in order to reduce the possibility of victimization. The pilot program addresses the age group from 14 to 18 under the framework of form master’s class. The 45 minutes long information-providing and knowledge-transferring workshops focus on the topic of trafficking in persons, violence in relationships and child abuse, during the sensitizing trainings besides the youngster’s knowledge broadening there is an opportunity to shape attitudes, to enable how to recognize the abuser’s behaviour notes in time and to get to know more deeply the danger sources of victimization.
The Ministry of Interior organized a THB prevention and awareness raising campaign of one week 13-17. August 2014 for the third time at the “Sziget Festival”. The event attracts about 400.000 visitors, young people between the age of 18 and 30 who typically come from Western European countries (the Netherlands, Germany, the UK) which are also countries of destination for Hungarian THB victims. In the anti-human trafficking tent of the Ministry of Interior in 1098 visitors filled in questionnaires about human trafficking, 59,47% of the visitors were Hungarian, 7,65 French, 7,56 Dutch, 5,37 German and 3,28 English. The awareness raising campaign is going to take place in August 2015 again.
As part of a country-wide information campaign between 1 June 2013 and 31 December 2014 EURES and the National Police Headquarters continues the “Don’t become a victim abroad!” prevention campaign. Aim of the campaign is to inform people how to avoid labour exploitation and human trafficking. In hope of a more efficient collaboration, EURES and the Police delivered presentations at each other’s conferences and meetings, and attended several job fairs and other events – such as HVG Job Fair and Sziget Festival in Budapest – together with representatives of the police to promote safe employment abroad and raise awareness of the potential dangers.
The Ministry of Interior launched in 2011 a specific website to support the counter-trafficking efforts in Hungary. The aim of this website is to provide a public platform whereby information in relation to the phenomenon and to the State’s anti-trafficking work can be shared. Besides of the this Anti-Human Trafficking facebook site is also available: http://emberkereskedelem.kormany.hu/index, http://thb.kormany.hu/, https://www.facebook.com/thbHungary The Hungarian Victim Support Service also launched their facebook profile in 2014 on which THB-related topics appear as well: https://www.facebook.com/aldozatsegitoszolgalat
Assistance and support provided to victims
The Hungarian State provides for victims of crime the following assistance:
victim support service (immediate financial aid, facilitating the enforcement of the victim's interest, legal help, psychological assistance, shelter) and
state compensation (only for victims of intentional assault and offence)
All victims of crime are provided with the above mentioned assistance, not only victims of human trafficking irrespective of gender, age or disability. Victims with disabilities are provided assistance with the help of sign language interpreters, the costs of the interpretation are born by the Victim Assistance Service.
Based on Act CXXXV of 2005 on Crime Victims Support and State Compensation types of assistance provided for victims of human trafficking:
in case the crime took part in Hungary, person identified as victim of human trafficking is entitled to victims assistance services and to state compensation (In case of the existence of the conditions of state compensation);
in case victim of human trafficking has Hungarian nationality or is a person with the right of free movement and residence – regardless of the criminal prosecution – is entitled to be accommodated in shelter
in case the victim of human trafficking is third-country national than the following additional support is provided:
additional information: besides of general information the victim is provided additional information
the victim is given a 1 month reflection period to decide whether he/she is willing to cooperate with the authorities investigating the crime. For this period of time the victim is entitled to a certificate of temporary stay
in case the victim is willing to cooperate with the authorities, he/she is entitled to a residence permit for the period of cooperation with the authorities
Victim assistance service initiates the issuance of a certificate for temporary stay at the immigration authority (Office of Immigration and Nationality)
The Ministry of Human Capacities supports the Chance for Families 2005 Foundation that runs two Temporary Shelters, which provide with complex services and assistance victims of human trafficking forced to labour exploitation or prostitution. The duration of stay can be extended once with 90 days on the basis of request. The Temporary Shelter can provide full services including accommodation, meal, sanitary, travel reimbursement, legal and mental counselling and the involvement of a medical expert if necessary.
The temporary shelter takes victims of human trafficking and there is another separate system (14 crisis management centres, 1 secret shelter and 4 transitory apartments) that take the victims of domestic violence.
The Temporary Shelter provides the following services, forms of assistance:
Accommodation in a safe place,
Full supply according to individual needs (meeting the physical needs, meals, clothing, bed linen, medicines),
Assistance in administrative issues (transfer, replacement of documents, postal fee),
Availability of professionals for improving the status of the victims (social worker, social helper, psychologist, psychological counsellor, psychiatrist, lawyer, doctor).
If the victim does not have social security, then for request the medical treatment for the victim as a member state of the EU or the Temporary Shelter will provide (finance) the opportunity for treatment with reimbursement.
Foreign victims are entitled to the same support and assistance as victims who have Hungarian nationality.
Special protective measures for children
The Office of Immigration and Nationality opened a special Centre for Unattended Minors for child victims of trafficking and migrant smuggling in January 2008. The Centre consults the National Bureau of Investigation on a regular basis in order to help investigations in cases involving minors. In order to provide special treatment for child victims, Office of Public Administration and Justice prepared a child-friendly protocol.
Act C of 2012 on the Criminal Code entered into force on 1 July 2013. Exploitation of Child Prostitution (Section 203) Child Pornography (Section 204) and Child Labour (Section 209) are individual sections. According to the Criminal Code any person who gives money or any other form of remuneration for sexual activities with a person under the age of eighteen years is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment and any person who obtains or have in his possession pornographic images of a person or persons under the age of eighteen years is punishable for a felony by imprisonment.
Investigation and prosecution
The Trafficking in Human Beings Unit is a special unit at the Intelligence Division of the National Bureau of Investigation which is part of the Riot Squad Police. 11 investigators are working at the Unit who are responsible for handling international human trafficking cases. The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) cooperates continuously with its foreign partner authorities and provides legal assistance.
The Trafficking in Human Beings Unit of the National Bureau of Investigation and the Metropolitan Police Service of the United Kingdom has set up a Joint Investigation Team 30. January 2013. Investigations mainly focus on trafficking in human beings for the purpose of sexual exploitation.
The Hungarian and Dutch Police signed an Action Plan on operational cooperation. Experience in recent years has shown that crimes related to trafficking in human beings especially to labour exploitation and prostitution have significantly increased therefore closer cooperation is required between the two countries. The fight against trafficking in human beings will be realised in form of common investigations, sharing best practices and personal experiences. The aim of the cooperation is “to clarify the competences, the legal and judicial system of the two countries”, underlined the Police. Guidelines will be provided by a practical, user friendly manual in Hungarian, English and Dutch language. The fast and efficient data transfer between Intelligence Services will be supported by the established signalling system.
On 17 December 2013 among Dutch, Belgian and Hungarian judicial bodies an agreement about setting up a Joint Investigation Team was signed which aims to wind up a Hungarian trafficking group existing in the Netherlands and in Belgium.
Latest number of prosecutions or convictions
According to the Unified Criminal Statistics of Investigation Authorities and Public Prosecution the number of criminal proceedings initiated on grounds of trafficking in human beings was in 2014– 25.
Latest initiatives/activities related to anti-trafficking policy
Hungary aims at strengthening its efforts in relation to the following aspects of countering human trafficking.
The Ministry of Interior of Hungary submitted an application „Referral of and assistance for victims of human trafficking in Europe” (RAVOT-EUR) for Action Grants under the Programme “Prevention of and Fight against Crime” 2012 ISEC General Call for Proposals of the European Commission with the deadline 6 March 2013. The European Commission delivered a favourable opinion on the application, so that the 24 months project could be officially launched on 1 February 2014, and by 31 January 2016 RAVOT-EUR may provide comprehensive solutions to the challenges set by the hideous crime of trafficking in human beings. The project is implemented by the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice, the Belgian Payoke vzw. and the Hungarian Ministry of Interior. The project aims to develop a transnational referral mechanism among Hungary, Belgium and the Netherlands which would contribute to the assistance and safe return and referral of victims of human trafficking related to sexual and labour exploitation and facilitate transnational networking and trust building among professionals.
„Operational cooperation for fighting sexual exploitation committed by Hungarian-based organized crime groups in Europe” project proposal was submitted for Action Grants under the Programme „Prevention of and Fight against Crime” 2012 ISEC General Call. The European Commission delivered a favourable opinion on the application. Aims of the operational cooperation are: increasing effectiveness of investigations against Hungarian organized crime groups, tracking asset deriving from illegal activities, detecting crime groups. Activities: setting up Joint Investigation Teams, operational cooperation, multilateral meetings, providing opportunity for experts to spend a period at Europol which coordinates human trafficking cases. Partners of the project: Hungarian Police, Dutch Police, Austrian Police, Europol. Beneficiary of the project: Hungarian Riot Police, National Bureau of Investigation.
The National Strategy against Trafficking in Human Beings for the period 2013-2016 has been adopted by the government on 29 May 2013 and the Government Resolution 1351/2013 (VI. 19.) was published on 19 June 2013.
National Referral Mechanism
Government applies regulation on the national victim referral system which is of general scope and obligatory for all responsible authorities, it laid down the system of the authorities’ cooperation. (Government Regulation No 354/2012 of 13 December 2012 on the identification system of victims trafficking in human beings.)
According to the Government Regulation institutions and authorities taking part in the identification are as follows: health care provider, public health administration body, personal care service, public educational institution, police, labor market service, consular officer, immigration authority, asylum authority.
Bodies participating voluntarily: non-governmental bodies or legal entities maintained by local governments. National Crisis Telephone Information Service provides information for the victims on the opportunities of shelters.
Victims are entitled to safe accommodation, health screening and counselling in a safe shelter maintained for trafficked persons. The operation of the shelter is based on a Framework Agreement between relevant State and non-State actors; it is run by an NGO that contracted the Ministry of Human Capacities. The contract provides the funds necessary for the NGO to run the shelter and provides the Ministry with the right to monitor and evaluate the operation of the shelter.
4. EU AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
- The Ministry of Interior of Hungary submitted an application „Referral of and assistance for victims of human trafficking in Europe” (RAVOT-EUR) for Action Grants under the Programme “Prevention of and Fight against Crime” 2012 ISEC General Call for Proposals of the European Commission with the deadline 6 March 2013. The European Commission delivered a favourable opinion on the application, so that the 24 months project could be officially launched on 1 February 2014, and by 31 January 2016 RAVOT-EUR may provide comprehensive solutions to the challenges set by the hideous crime of trafficking in human beings. The project is implemented by the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice, the Belgian Payoke vzw. and the Hungarian Ministry of Interior.
- „Operational cooperation for fighting sexual exploitation committed by Hungarian-based organized crime groups in Europe” project proposal was submitted for Action Grants under the Programme „Prevention of and Fight against Crime” 2012 ISEC General Call. The European Commission delivered a favourable opinion on the application. Aims of the operational cooperation are: increasing effectiveness of investigations against Hungarian organized crime groups, tracking asset deriving from illegal activities, detecting crime groups. Activities: setting up Joint Investigation Teams, operational cooperation, multilateral meetings, providing opportunity for experts to spend a period at Europol which coordinates human trafficking cases. Partners of the project: Hungarian Police, Dutch Police, Austrian Police, Europol. Beneficiary of the project: Hungarian Riot Police, National Bureau of Investigation.
- In July 2013 Hungarian and Dutch Police signed Bilateral Operational Cooperation Action Plan in order to cooperate closer in the fight against human trafficking. It is realized in form of common investigations, sharing best practices and personal experiences. The aim of the cooperation is to clarify the competences, the legal and judicial system of the two countries. Guidelines will be provided by a practical, user friendly manual in Hungarian, English and Dutch language. The fast and efficient data transfer between Intelligence Services will be supported by the established signalling system. In the framework of the cooperation on 11 December 2013 conference was held.
Directive 2011/36/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 April 2011 on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting its victims, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2002/629/JHA
Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings
Act C of 2012 on the Criminal Code
Act CXXXV of 2005 on Crime Victim Support and State Compensation
Government Regulation No 354/2012 of 13 December 2012 on the identification system of victims trafficking in human beings
Act II of 2007 on Entry and Stay of Third Country Nationals
Order No. 13/2014. (V. 16.) of the National Police Headquarters on the police duties concerning the treatment of offences related to prostitution and human trafficking primarily serves uniform police action against prostitution and victim protection tasks for police organs
5.2 National Action Plans
5.3.1 National reports on implementation
5.3.2 General reports and publications
National Rapporteur or equivalent mechanism
Ms. Krisztina Berta,
Ministry of Interior, Deputy State Secretary for EU and International Relations
Telephone: +36 (1) 441 - 1959
Anti-trafficking Contact point:
Ms. Eszter Gál,
Ministry of Interior,
Department of European Cooperation
Telephone: +36 (1) 441 – 1469
5.5.1 Governmental authorities
1086 Budapest, Szeszgyár u. 4.
Tel: +36 (1) 303-0810/2131
Metropolitan Court of Budapest
1055 Budapest, Szalay u. 16.
Telephone: +36 (1) 354 – 4100
Telefax: +36 (1) 312 – 4453
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade,
1027 Budapest, Nagy Imre tér 4.
Telephone: +36 (1) 458 – 1000
Fax: +36 (1) 201 – 7323
Ministry of Human Resources,
Department of Equal Opportunities
National Bureau of Investigation
1062 Budapest, Aradi u. 21-23.
Telephone: +36 0680/201-2013
National Bureau of the Courts
1055 Budapest, Markó u. 27.
Telephone: +36 (1) 354 – 6000
National Crisis Management and Information Telephone Service
Országos Kríziskezelő és Információs Telefonszolgálat (OKIT)
Telephone: 06 80 20 55 20
National Institute of Criminology
1122 Budapest XII. Maros u. 6/a.
Telefon: (+36-1) 356-7566
Fax: (+36) 356-7219
Office of Immigration and Nationality
1117 Budapest, Budafoki út 60.
Telephone: +36 (1) 463 – 9100
Fax: +36(1) 463 – 9169
Office of Public Administration and Justice
1088 Budapest, Múzeum utca 17.
Telephone: +36 1 301 – 3200
Office of the Public Prosecutor
1055 Budapest, Markó utca 16.
Telephone: +36 (1) 354-5500
Public Employment Service
1089 Budapest, Kálvária tér 7.
Telephone: +36 (1) 303 9300
Fax: +36 (1) 210 – 4255
5.5.2. Non-governmental agencies
Chance for Families 2005 Foundation
European Roma Rights Centre
1074 Budapest, Madách tér 4
Phone: +36 1 4132200
Fax: +36 1 4132201
Félúton Alapítvány - Halfway Foundation
1089 Budapest, Orczy út 27.
Hungarian Baptist Aid
Baptista Szeretetszolgálat Alapítvány
P.O.Box 241, Budapest H-1391
Tel:+36 1 354 0780, +36 1 354 0779
Fax:+36 1 302 0982
International Organisation for Migration
1054 Budapest, Tüköry u. 3.
Telephone: +36 (1) 472-2500
Fax: +36 (1) 374 - 0532
Kék- Vonal Gyermekkrízis Alapítvány -
Child Crisis Management Foundation
1364 Budapest, Pf. 125
Tel.: + 36-1-354 - 1029
MONA Foundation for the Women of Hungary
NANE Women's Rights Association
4400 Nyíregyháza, Eötvös utca 1.
Telephone: +36 42 504 – 617
Segítő Kéz 2003 Social Association
4400 Nyíregyháza, Tűzoltó út 4.
Telephone: +36 42 432 203
Fax: +36 42 596 357
Sex Education Foundation
1089 Budapest, Nagyvárad tér 4.
Terre des Homme
1053 Budapest, Vámház körút 8., I/5
Telephone: +36 (1) 266 59 22
White Ring Public Benefit Association
1055 Budapest, Szt. István krt. 1.
Telephone: +36 (1) 312 – 2287
Fax: +36 (1) 472 – 1162
BÁH Office of Immigration and Nationality
ICMPD International Centre for Migration Policy Development
IOM International Organisation for Migration
OKIT National Crisis Management and Information Telephone Service
ORFK Hungarian Police Headquarters