Category Archives: News and Updates

Nataree massage parlour operators sentenced to jail


From the Bangkok Post on 19 April 2017, The Criminal Court on Wednesday handed down prison terms of up to 13 years to operators of the Nataree massage parlour in Bangkok for illegally procuring young and migrant prostitutes last year.

Press Release: 14 year jail sentences for Thai human traffickers

EJF fishing boat

Environmental Justice Foundation Press Release on 21 March 2017, EJF welcomes the news that Thailand’s Trang Provincial Court has sentenced six defendants to 14 years behind bars for the human trafficking of migrant workers onto fishing vessels.     Steve

Trang fishing kingpin gets 14 years for trafficking

Fishing News

By Methee Muangkaew for Bangkok Post on 17 March 2017, TRANG: The former chairman of the Trang Fishing Association and five other defendants were sentenced on Friday to 14 years behind bars for human trafficking. The Trang Provincial Court handed down

Thailand moves ahead to strengthen legal framework to combat human trafficking


Thailand has taken another significant step to further strengthen the anti-human trafficking legal framework in order to better protect the victims. The latest amendment of the Prevention and Suppression of Human Trafficking Act, which became effective on January 28, 2017,

Trafficking victims, court witnesses ‘able to work’


The Nation on 6 February 2017, By Wattana Kamchu VIictims of human trafficking and witnesses in their court cases can seek temporary permits to stay and work in Thailand under newly introduced ministerial regulations. “When their permits expire, they can

Thailand Enforces New Laws Against Human Trafficking


BANGKOK, Jan 29 (Bernama) — The Thai permanent secretary for Social Development and Human Security said the government has enacted amended anti-human trafficking laws in a bid to improve prosecution processes in Thailand, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported. Mai-tree In-tu-sut,

Government seeking improved conditions for migrant workers


As part of its sustained efforts against labor abuse and human trafficking, the Thai government is launching a study to determine how it can improve living and working conditions for the millions of migrant workers in the Kingdom. Deputy Prime

Thailand strengthens partnerships to fight against child trafficking


PATTAYA, 16th January 2017 (NNT) – Royal Thai Police in Pattaya have partnered with international NGO to open a new Child Advocacy Center. Thailand’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (TICAC) together with an international anti-human trafficking organization, A21 has

USAID launches new project to counter human trafficking in Asia


The Nation on 11 January 2017, The US Agency for International Development (USAID) Thursday launched a US$21.5-million-worth programme to counter human trafficking in Asia by awarding a contract a US development organisation. USAID said in a press statement that its

Microsoft help to educate students in Thailand to fight human trafficking


Microsoft is taking part in a project in Thailand to help fight human trafficking in the region. Chaired by Phuket Vice Governor Teera Anantaseriwidhya, at Prince of Songkla University’s Phuket Campus, the project aims to educate youth about computers and Information Technology to