Minister sets lofty goal for human trafficking fight

Minister sets lofty goal for human trafficking fight

Varawut tries to be Tier 1 on the US yearly record while stressing the need to stop scams in scam locations.

Minister sets lofty goal for human trafficking fight
In April 2022, Pol Lt. Gen. Surachate Hakparn, next an aide to the federal police commander, speaks with Thai victims who were rescued from Phnom Penh, Cambodian, con call centers. ( Photo: Royal Thai Police via Reuters )

According to Social Development and Human Security Minister Varawut Silpa-archa, who stressed the need to combat the growth of the fraud business and website smuggling operations, Thailand aims to achieve Tier 1 rank in human smuggling destruction.

The US State Department releases its annual Trafficking in Individuals Report, which ranks the nation at Tier 2. The 2024 document is anticipated to be made public later this month. &nbsp,

Mr. Varawaut stated at an event held on Thursday to mark National Anti-Human Trafficking Day that human smuggling is a major international crime that violates animal rights.

” We need to get proactive steps to combat animal trafficking”, he said. In order to keep up with the growing number of cyber scams and digital trafficking, we must advance along with technology.

Thailand is working to combat both offline and online human smuggling, according to the secretary.

He claimed that the government is using the 3P trial, prevention, and protection model to carry out anti-traftrafficking operations in a coordinated manner with stakeholders from all sectors.

Thailand is presently at Tier 2 in Thailand, based on the standards used by the United States to meet its Prostitution Victims Protection Act requirements.

The Thai authorities, according to the State Department’s report from 2023, had not fully met the minimum requirements for eradicating smuggling but had made significant progress, including increasing the number of smuggling studies, indictments, and convictions.

” We are aiming at achieving Tier 1″, Mr Varawut said.

According to him, in order to accomplish that goal, authorities had collaborate with law enforcement to pursue cases involving people trafficking rings both inside and outside the country, among other things.

Different objectives include enhancing the capabilities of key officials, creating guidelines to stop human exploitation, and offering protection and assistance to all Thai laborers, he said.

Regulators must also safeguard the security of victims by upholding the victim-centred process and providing trauma-sensitive care and treatment, especially for young people.

Mr. Varawut stated that his department is also attempting to improve the requirements of contemporary society by introducing constitutional amendments, such as the Child Protection Act 2003.

” Cooperation among all agencies is important. The route is long and the walk is steep, but if we work together, everything is beyond our grasp to achieve”, said Mr Varawut.