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Migration and Home Affairs

smuggling of migrants


The procurement, in order to obtain, directly or indirectly, a financial or other material benefit, of the irregular entry of a person into a (UN) Member State of which the person is not a national or a permanent resident.


Art. 3 of UN Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, supplementing the UN Convention against Transnational Organised Crime


  • BG: контрабанда на мигранти
  • CS: převaděčství migrantů
  • DE: Schleusung von Migranten
  • EL: παράνομη διακίνηση μεταναστών / λαθραία διακίνηση μεταναστών
  • EN: smuggling of migrants
  • ES: tráfico de inmigrantes
  • ET: sisserändajate ebaseaduslik üle piiri toimetamine
  • FI: maahanmuuttajien salakuljettaminen
  • FR: trafic de migrants
  • GA: smuigleáil imirceach
  • HU: embercsempészés
  • IT: traffico di migranti
  • LT: neteisėtas migrantų gabenimas
  • LV: migrantu kontrabanda
  • MT: Ku(n)trabandu ta’ migranti
  • NL: mensensmokkel
  • PL: przemyt migrantów
  • PT: auxílio à imigração ilegal
  • RO: contabandă cu migranţi
  • SK: prevádzačstvo migrantov
  • SL: tihotapljanje migrantov
  • SV: smuggling av migranter
  • NO: menneskesmugling


  • migrant smuggling

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The UN Protocol was approved by Council Decision 2006/616/EC.