General information - Question 3

My client’s partner has forced my client to perform sexual acts. Is this case an example of human trafficking or domestic violence?

This decision depends on several factors. Please contact CoMensha to discuss your situation.

In order for victims to make use of the B8/3 procedure, an intake interview with the police is required. Clients without valid residence documents may also take part in this intake interview. Should this interview show that there is no evidence of human trafficking practices, the client is allowed to leave the police station.

Clients with a dependent residence status who are faced with domestic violence are subject to other regulations, the so-called B8/2 procedure defined by the Aliens Act Implementation Guidelines of 2000, focusing on honour-related and domestic violence.