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2019 Trafficking in Persons Report: Thailand

The Government of Thailand does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so. The government demonstrated overall increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period; therefore Thailand remained on Tier 2. These efforts included identifying more victims, sentencing convicted traffickers and complicit officials to significant prison terms, developing several manuals in partnership with civil society to standardize anti-trafficking trainings and policies. Labor inspectors, for the first time, identified and referred potential victims to multidisciplinary teams, resulting in the identification of labor trafficking victims. However, the government did not meet the minimum standards in several key areas. The government prosecuted and convicted fewer traffickers and investigated only 43 cases of labor trafficking. The government restricted the movement and communication of victims residing in government shelters, official complicity continued to impede anti-trafficking efforts, and officials did not consistently identify cases of trafficking, especially labor trafficking.

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Field Value
Document type Archived web content
Language of document
  • English
  • Informal migration for labor
  • Special economic zones
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Thailand
Copyright Yes
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Version / Edition 1.0
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Publisher U.S. Department of State
Publication date 2019
Keywords sez,immigrant labour,immigrants,Trafficking in Persons
Date uploaded August 9, 2019, 03:31 (UTC)
Date modified August 26, 2020, 07:57 (UTC)