Welcome to the web site of the Interfederal Centre for Equal Opportunities.
The European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI) comprises National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) from across wider Europe. NHRIs are state funded institutions, independent of government, with a broad legislative or constitutional mandate to promote and protect human rights. ENNHRI established a Permanent Secretariat in Brussels in 2013.
This report is the first of its kind to be compiled by the new Federal Centre for the Analysis of Migration Flows, the Protection of Fundamental Rights of Foreigners and the Fight against Human Trafficking. It is presented in a different format than in previous years. This is in response to the request by the European Commission Anti-Trafficking Coordinator to compose the national reports according to a specific model or template.
In 2014, the Centre for Equal Opportunities and Opposition to Racism will be transformed into an Interfederal Centre for Equal Opportunities and a Federal Migration Centre.
The Centre for Equal Opportunities and Opposition to Racism (the Centre) has published its sixteenth annual report on trafficking in and smuggling of human beings this year. In 1995, the law against human trafficking gave the Centre a new mission: "«to stimulate the fight against human trafficking". Hence, well before the international institutions demanded it, this law actually created a mechanism that acts as a "national rapporteur for human trafficking".