Child Trafficking in Hungary. Sexual Exploitation, Forced Begging, and Pickpocketing

The latest publication of the Center for Policy Studies (CPS) at CEU explores the mechanisms of three forms of child trafficking in Hungary - begging, pickpocketing and sexual exploitation of children - by focusing of Roma victims. The study, spearheaded by CPS research fellow Zsuzsanna Vidra, gives an overview of the anti-human trafficking and anti-child trafficking policy frameworks, and tries to reveal what factors lead to victimization, and how recruitment and exploitation of children actually take place. It looks into how the identification of victims, the referral mechanism, and the victim assistance systems all work. The book identifies shortcomings in criminal processes and the judicial system that undermine effective countering of child trafficking.

The book is available in English and Hungarian at