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Govt targets return to Tier 2 trafficking list

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon has ordered state agencies to speed up solving human trafficking problems in the country in the hope Thailand will be reinstated as a Tier 2 nation in 2022.Thailand was demoted from Tier 2 to Tier 2 Watchlist in 2021’s Trafficking ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand downgraded in US human trafficking report

The United States has downgraded Thailand’s attempts to tackle human trafficking, with the use of forced labour a major concern.The latest US Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report demotes Thailand from Tier 2 to the Tier 2 Watchlist for the first time in four years.The report ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Human trafficking report 'ready'

Thailand has put together a report on its progress in combating human trafficking cases over the past year and plans to submit it to the US Department of State by early next month.Maj Gen Phatchasak Patirupanon, assistant to the spokesman for Deputy Prime Minister Prawit ...

Wassana Nanuam

Record number of trafficking victims strains resources

Thailand rescued a record 1,807 victims of human trafficking last year, according to data that campaigners on Monday said raised concerns about the nation’s ability to support survivors.The number of victims soared from 622 in 2018, while the previous high was 982 in 2015, the ...

Major brands found failing to help Thai seafood sector tackle slavery

Efforts to protect Thai seafood workers from labor exploitation and modern slavery risk stalling as most international brands and retailers refuse to pay their suppliers more to comply with new anti-slavery policies, researchers said on Wednesday.Thai seafood suppliers are struggling with rising production costs as ...

Nanchanok Wongsamuth

Convicted human traffickers ignore 99% of court orders in Thailand

Human traffickers in Thailand have ignored court orders to pay compensation to victims in more than the 99% of convicted cases in recent years. The flouting of the court orders is fuelling fears that many survivors could be victimised again.Thai courts have ordered traffickers to ...

Greeley Pulitzer

Human traffickers flout 99% of court orders to compensate their victims

Human traffickers in Thailand have ignored court orders to compensate victims in more than 99% of cases in recent years, fuelling fears that many survivors could be re-trafficked, data obtained exclusively by the Thomson Reuters Foundation revealed.Keep reading ...

Nanchanok Wongsamuth

Ending slavery with the right strategy

Thailand is often associated with culinary delights, sandy beaches, and beautiful temples, but it also has its share of human rights-related labour problems. Today, there continue to be a significant number of forced-labour victims in the country. According to the US State Department’s 2019 Trafficking ...

DPM orders all agencies to curb human trafficking

Deputy Prime Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwon has instructed all agencies to join hands to fight human trafficking in every possible way after the United States’ report on the trafficking in persons kept Thailand in Tier 2 this year.Keep watching ...

Copy Thailand in fighting human trafficking, Malaysia told

Malaysia has been urged to emulate Thailand in the management of human trafficking cases by allowing collaboration between enforcement agencies and civic groups.Patchareeboon Sakulpitakphon, who works with the Asian chapter of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), told FMT the partnership would ensure ...

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