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TIP Report–Thailand Must Improve

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    July 11, 2016
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The TIP, Trafficking in Person’s report, explains that while Thailand has made significant efforts to eliminate trafficking during the past rating period, it still must do more…

Human trafficking is the exploitation of someone for the purposes of compelled labor or commercial sex through the use of force, fraud, or coercion. Forms of human trafficking include sex trafficking, forced labor, debt bondage and domestic servitude. When a person younger than 18 is subjected to prostitution, it is considered child sex trafficking even without any demonstration of force, fraud, or coercion.

The U.S. Trafficking in Persons report, or TIP, was recently released on June 30, 2016.  Thailand was upgraded to the Tier 2 Watch List. The annual report covers governments’ anti-trafficking efforts. The Tier 2 Watch List ranking indicates that the Government of Thailand made significant efforts to eliminate trafficking during the rating period, but still does not fully meet the minimum standards for doing so.

It highlights that the problem of human trafficking in Thailand continues to be large and that it requires more effective government leadership. Thailand must continue to make further, sustained progress in combating trafficking and enforcing Thai anti-trafficking laws. TIP includes  recommendations that should help Thailand’s government make better progress.

The U.S. government will work closely with Thailand–its people and its government–to benefit this significant challenge.

U.S. agencies and law enforcement officials remain partners with Thailand’s civil society while they work together to end human trafficking.

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