The Non-Discrimination Ombudsman is the National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings. The task of the Rapporteur is to examine the work to combat human trafficking in Finland as an independent body and to monitor human trafficking phenomena, compliance with international obligations and the effectiveness of the national legislation.
In Finland, a wide range of different actors, such as ministries and other central government bodies, municipalities, trade unions and non-governmental organisations, are engaged in the work to combat human trafficking. Human trafficking is a complex phenomenon and combating it requires effective cooperation between different parties.
Human trafficking is a serious offence in which the offender uses different methods to subject the victim to exploitation, and in many cases, this is done to achieve financial gain. Usually, the victims are deprived of their freedom of choice and exploited sexually or otherwise, or they are forced to work in conditions that do not meet legal requirements.