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  1. Thailand - International agreements - International agreement

    ASEAN Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007-01-13 | INT-2007-IA-93358

    Sets out the general principles of the Declaration and then the obligations of both the sending and receiving parties. These include:

    5. Intensify efforts to protect the fundamental human rights, promote the welfare and uphold human dignity of migrant workers;
    6. Work towards the achievement of harmony and tolerance between receiving states and migrant workers;
    7. Facilitate access to resources and remedies through information, training and education, access to justice, and social welfare services as appropriate and in accordance with the legislation of the receiving state, provided that they fulfill the requirements under applicable laws, regulations and policies of the said state, bilateral agreements and multilateral treaties;
    8. Promote fair and appropriate employment protection, payment of wages, and adequate access to decent working and living conditions for migrant workers;
    9. Provide migrant workers, who may be victims of discrimination, abuse, exploitation, violence, with adequate access to the legal and judicial system of the
    receiving states; and
    10. Facilitate the exercise of consular functions to consular or diplomatic authorities of states of origin when a migrant worker is arrested or committed to prison or custody or detained in any other manner, under the laws and regulations of the receiving state and in accordance with the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.

    11. Enhance measures related to the promotion and protection of the rights of migrant workers;
    12. Ensure access to employment and livelihood opportunities for their citizens as sustainable alternatives to migration of workers;
    13. Set up policies and procedures to facilitate aspects of migration of workers, including recruitment, preparation for deployment overseas and protection of the migrant workers when abroad as well as repatriation and reintegration to the countries of origin; and
    14. Establish and promote legal practices to regulate recruitment of migrant workers and adopt mechanisms to eliminate recruitment malpractices through legal and valid
    contracts, regulation and accreditation of recruitment agencies and employers, and blacklisting of negligent/unlawful agencies.

  2. Thailand - International agreements - International agreement

    Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation against Trafficking in Persons in the Greater Mekong Sub-region. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2004-10-29 | INT-2004-IA-93359

    Sets out the commitments of the parties with respect to fighting against human trafficking in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region. These include efforts in the area of national and international policy making and cooperation; legal frameworks, law enforcement and justice; protection, recovery and reintegration; preventive measures; and mechanisms for implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the MoU.

  3. Thailand - International agreements - International agreement

    Memorandum of Understanding Between the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand and the Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia on Bilateral Cooperation for Eliminating Trafficking in Children and Women and Assisting Victims of Trafficking. - MOU online in English

    Adoption: 2003-05-31 | INT-2003-IA-70625

    Parties are to undertake necessary legal reform and other appropriate measures to ensure a legal framework for preventing trafficking in conformity with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Conventions on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and other international human rights instruments. Part II deals with preventive measures, which are to include, inter alia, measures establishing educational and vocational training programmes, increasing social services, enhancing awareness of trafficking, dissemination of information to the public. Part IV deals with protection of trafficked children and women, Part V regulates cooperation in suppression of trafficking of women and children, Part VI with repatriation, Part VII with reintegration, Part VII establishes a joint task force and Part IX contains the final provisions.

  4. Thailand - International agreements - International agreement

    Memorandum of Understanding between Cambodia and Thailand on cooperation in the employment of workers. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2003-05-31 | INT-2003-IA-93356

    The Governments of Cambodia and Thailand have agreed to take all necessary measures to ensure the following:
    1. Proper procedures for the employment of workers
    2. Effective repatriation of workers, who have completed terms and conditions of employment or are deported by relevant authorities of the other party before completion of the terms and conditions of their employment to their permanent address;
    3. Due protection of workers to ensure that there is no loss of the rights and protection of workers and that they receive the rights that they are entitled to;
    4. Protection of, and effective action against, illegal border crossings, trafficking of illegal workers and illegal employment of workers.

    The MoU then sets out the competent authorities that are to implement the MoU, i.e. the Minister of Social Affairs, Labor, Vocational Training and Youth Rehabilitation of Cambodia and the Minister of Labor of Thailand. The text provides that the parties will ensure that "workers enjoy protection in accordance with the provisions in domestic laws" (article 17) and that "workers of both parties are entitled to wage and other benefits due for local workers based on the principles of non-discrimination and equality of sex, race and religion" (article 18). Furthermore, "any dispute between workers and employers relating to employment shall be settled by the authorized agency according to the laws and regulations in the employing country" (article 19).

  5. Thailand - International agreements - International agreement

    Treaty between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Kingdom of Thailand on the transfer of social security benefits.

    Adoption: 2002-11-11 | INT-2002-IA-65504

  6. Thailand - International agreements - International agreement

    Accord entre le Gouvernement de la République française et le Gouvernement du Royaume de Thaïlande en matière d'enseignement supérieur et de recherche. Fait à Paris le 23 avril 1999. - Accord

    Adoption: 1999-04-23 | Date of entry into force: 1999-04-23 | INT-1999-IA-76408

    Publié au Journal officiel par le décret n° 2007-1116 du 19 juillet 2007.

    Prévoit le développement de la coopération en matière d'enseignement supérieur et de recherche, notamment en promouvant les échanges d'enseignants, de chercheurs, d'étudiants et de boursiers et en favorisant la conclusion d'accords interuniversitaires entre établissements des deux Etats.

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    Cambodia-Thailand Extradition Agreement. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1999 | INT-1999-IA-93360

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