Illegal labor

Human trafficking

Human Trafficking Has a Hidden Cause — and It's on the Rise Worldwide

Southeast Asian foreign ministers opened their annual meeting Wednesday with a call from host Thailand for deeper integration to expand trade and bolster prosperity in the region amid rising global challenges.The meeting takes place in the shadows of rising security tension on the Korean Peninsula, ...

Rescued human trafficking victims in Thailand nears record high

The number of human trafficking victims rescued in Thailand is set to hit a record high this year, according to government data, with demand for cheap labour in neighbouring Malaysia causing a jump in the illegal trade.Thai police have rescued 974 trafficking victims – mostly ...

ISOC protects victims of human trafficking

Thai authorities continue tackling human trafficking, though the country has been upgraded to Tier 2 on the US’s Trafficking In Persons report. Measures are focused on the protection of those at risk, particularly children and youths.Keep watching ...

Thailand ramps up fight against forced labor with stricter law

Thailand will use a newly amended law to crack down on forced labor with hefty fines and prison time, a move analysts said could help curb exploitative practices against migrant workers.The Southeast Asian nation, which has come under scrutiny for slavery and trafficking in its ...

Govt readies report on anti-human trafficking efforts for TIP ranking

Thailand is getting ready to provide an update of its efforts to fight human trafficking in the hope of winning a better ranking from the US in the next Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report.Last year, the Kingdom was placed in Tier 2 and included among ...

The Nation Reporter

Thai-Myanmar anti-human trafficking deal endorsed

The cabinet approved an agreement between the governments of Thailand and Myanmar to suppress human trafficking and eliminate the trafficking at organizational level effectively and in timely manner.Deputy Government Spokesman Lt Gen Weerachon Sukhontapatipak revealed the cabinet has approved the drafted Memorandum of Understanding between ...

Tewit Kemtong

Trafficking fight yet to take off

Less than twenty years ago, human trafficking was defined by an international treaty, known as the Palermo Protocol, whereby the international community committed to prevent, suppress and punish trafficking in persons. Since then, global attention has been focused on fighting — and eradicating — the ...

Tomoko Nishimoto

23 human traffickers arrested in Thailand crackdown

Twenty-three human trafficking “agents” were arrested during a major operation conducted by the Thai police to prevent southern Thailand from becoming a transit destination for migrants trying to cross illegally into Malaysia.Keep reading ...

Business can join trafficking fight

The recent upgrading of Thailand’s status to Tier 2 of the US Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP) is a positive development that will be welcome by many. While Thailand has yet to fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking, the report recognises ...

Dana Graber Ladek

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