Thailand enlists industry groups in slavery blacklist effort

Thailand stepped up efforts to tackle modern slavery on Monday, with a dozen industry associations signing pacts to rid their supply chains of child and forced labour as part of a government drive to get several key exports taken off a U.S. blacklist.The businesses pledged ...

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 ...

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 ...

Illegal migrant blitz sees 5,000 deported

More than 5,000 illegal migrant workers have been deported and over 25 million baht worth of fines collected from those who have broken Thailand’s visa laws, including those who employed the illegal migrants. The latest crackdown comes as the government tries to clean up certain ...

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