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Special focus on human trafficking at summit

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The Nation on 31 August 2017, Human trafficking will be the subject of a special focus at CSR Asia Summit 2017, an annual conference on corporate social responsibility, which takes place in Bangkok next month. The discussion will be led

Govt tackles trafficking head-on

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By Wassana Nanuam and Patpon Sabpaitoon for the Bangkok Post on 11 August 2017, Prawit urges legal action against officials A government-installed panel has rolled out an anti-human trafficking plan which corresponds with a United States recommendation given to Thailand

DSI busts human trafficking ring

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The Nation, 10 August 2017 THE DEPARTMENT of Special Investigation (DSI) has busted a major human trafficking ring that allegedly forced Moroccan women into prostitution in Bangkok’s Sukhumvit area. DSI deputy chief Pol Colonel Songsak Raksaksakul said the agency had

Ministry vows to nail big fish in trafficking probes

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Thailand’s Ministry of Justice last week instructed all authorities under its command to pursue the “big fish” – believed to be state officials – behind transnational syndicates involved in human trafficking as well as investigating the financial activities of officials

Online task force closes the net on paedophiles

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The Bangkok Post on 23 July 2017, Thailand is no longer a haven for child abusers A schoolboy came to the police with a broken heart. He was utterly embarrassed but decided to tell police that a video clip of

Thailand, Cambodia combating human trafficking along border

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SURIN, 15th July 2017 (NNT) – Thailand and Cambodia are taking a zero tolerance stance on human trafficking along the border. Police General Adul Saengsingkaew, Minister of Social Development and Human Security of Thailand, and the Governor of Cambodia’s Oddar

Taking on the traffickers

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By Yvonne Bohwongprasert for The Bangkok Post on 17 July 2017, Life’s unkindnesses turned Wirawan Mosby, 2017 recipient of the US Secretary of State Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report Hero Award, into a woman of valour. In a ceremony held

Thai police strengthens cooperation with FBI and HSI to protect child victims and witnesses of crimes

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On 10 – 14 July 2017, the Royal Thai Police in cooperation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) organized a training course on forensic interviewing of child and adolescent victims & witnesses in

Remarks by Ms. Boom Mosby, Founder and Director of the HUG Project and a 2017 TIP Report Hero from Thailand, 27 June 2017, U.S. Department of State

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“Thank you. Secretary Tillerson, it is a great honor to be standing here today on behalf of a 2017 TIP Hero and especially on behalf of human trafficking’s – human – human trafficking victims around the world. I would like

Country committed to fighting trafficking, PM says

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By Wasamon Audjarint for The Nation on 27 June 2017, Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha on Tuesday stressed that Thailand is committed to fighting human trafficking, as the US State Department released its 2017 Trafficking in Persons report late tonight