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Trafficking victims, court witnesses ‘able to work’

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Top Thai tuna producer signs agreement on workers’ rights

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Thai Union Group, the world’s largest producer of canned tuna, signed an agreement pledging to adopt and ensure fair labor practices for its ship and fisheries workers with the World Tuna Purse Seine Organization, a body of European and Asian

Thai Navy shows off technology to fight fishing abuses

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By Dake Kang | AP for The Washington Post on 9 December 2016, SAMUT SAKHON, Thailand — Thailand’s navy on Friday showed off new technology to monitor fishing boats in a renewed effort to crack down on illegal fishing, forced labor and corruption

FBI Announces Results of Operation Cross Country X

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FBI National Press Office, on 17 October 2016 Child Sex Trafficking Crackdown Spreads to International Stage in 2016 The Federal Bureau of Investigation, along with representatives from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and several international law

Report from Thailand, Part 4: Strengthening Investigations Through Collaboration

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Federal Bureau of Investigation Press Release on 13 October 2016, As evening falls in Chiang Mai, the street market in the historic district teems with tourists shopping for bargains. Nearby, at one of the city’s ancient gates, an open-air park