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What is human trafficking?

Human trafficking is a serious crime. In 2000, the United Nations adopted a protocol defining the crime of human trafficking.

✗ According to the definition of the UN, trafficking in human beings is the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons by means of threat or use of force, but also other forms of coercion, such as abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability.
✗ For the purpose of exploitation, the fates of those being trafficked include sexual exploitation, forced labor, slavery, or the removal of organs.
✗ Austria has incorporated this definition into national legislation (Criminal Code:
§ 104a - Human Trafficking).
Trafficking for sexual exploitation Trafficking for sexual exploitation
Child trafficking Child trafficking
Trafficking for forced labor, for example on a construction site or in agriculture Trafficking for forced labor, for example on a construction site or in agriculture
Trafficking of domestic workers Trafficking of domestic workers
Marriage trafficking Marriage trafficking
Organ trafficking Organ trafficking