The Government in its general session on 25 August 2005 approved the national action plan against human trafficking. The action plan is the first ever proposal for comprehensive measures to combat human trafficking in Finland.
A central precondition of the action plan, drawn up from the human rights perspective, is rapid identification of and assistance for victims. Identification of victims will be promoted by educating authorities and civil society actors. By increasing public awareness about human trafficking, people will be better able to recognise the possible existence of human trafficking in Finland. An additional goal is to curb demand. Prosecution of those guilty of human trafficking, too, is a significant goal.
A brief description of the Action Plan in English is attached.