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Name: Measures in the Prevention and Suppression of Trafficking in Women and Children Act B.E. 2540 (1997).
Country: Thailand
Subject(s): Elimination of forced labour; Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1997-11-14
Entry into force:
Published on: Royal Gazette, 1997-11-16, Vol. 114, Chapter 72A (Kor)
ISN: THA-1997-L-70622
Bibliography: Royal Gazette, 1997-11-16, Vol. 114, Chapter 72A (Kor)
Laws Relating to Prevention and Combating Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking in Women and Children, Bureau of Anti-trafficking in Women and Children, Department of Social Development and Welfare, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, Thailand, pp. 21-27
Act on-line Act on-line, Thailand PDF PDF (consulted on 2010-02-15)
Abstract/Citation: Prohibits the buying, selling, vending, bringing from or sending to, receiving, detaining or confining any woman or child, or arranging for any woman or child to act or receive any act for sexual gratification of a third person. Gives the competent authority powers to inspect and monitor places where trafficking may occur as well as powers to detain victims of trafficking for a certain period in an appropriate place (not a prison or cell)in order to protect them from traffickers. They are also to provide assistance to the victim. Repatriation of foreign victims is to be done in accordance with agreements set forth in treaties or conventions signed by the Government of Thailand.
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