Report: Thailand Still Doesn’t Do Enough to Fight Human Trafficking

by admin on June 27, 2019

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The 2019 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report found that Thailand still is not making enough efforts to combat human trafficking across its borders.

Despite the finding, the US State Department study found that Thailand had improved its overall efforts, even if it wasn’t a sufficient change.

For that reason, Thailand maintained its Tier 2 ranking–the same ranking they held in 2018’s version of the report.

The report focuses on the measures and effectiveness of countries in identifying victims, the punishment of caught traffickers, and the overall techniques and strategies being used to combat the problem of human trafficking.

In Thailand, the report found that for the first time the Thai government was using labor inspectors to find victims of human trafficking and labor abuse.

Thailand business attorneys note that a failure to move up to Tier 1 most likely was due to the inability to end the corruption and complicity of officials who aid and abet traffickers as well as the failure to identify victims on a consistent basis.

In 2014, Thailand was ranked in the 3rd Tier. Last year, it received a bump to Tier 2.

Read the full story here.

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