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Thailand upgraded to Tier 2 in Trafficking in Persons Report 2018

Thailand was upgraded to Tier 2 in the State Department’s Trafficking in Persons Report 2018 thanks to the government’s increasing efforts to address trafficking problem although it did not fully meet the minimum standards for elimination of the problem. State Department Secretary Michael Pompeo said this year TIP report highlights the critical work of local communities to stop traffickers and provide support to victims. The report which was released on Thursday by the State Department in Washington DC said the Thai government had demonstrated increasing efforts by prosecuting and convicting more traffickers and decreasing prosecution times for trafficking cases through the use of specialized anti-trafficking law enforcement agencies. The government also investigated more cases of suspected official complicity in trafficking crimes; issued regulations to increase oversight of NGO-operated shelters and provide access to government financial support; increased training for labour inspectors on forced labour and established an anti-trafficking task force...

 

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