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  1. Thailand - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Prevention and Suppression of Human Trafficking (No. 2) Amendment Act, 2015 [B.E. 2558]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-01-26 | THA-2017-L-103609

    Amends the definition of "wrongful exploitation". Replaces section 6 concerning concerning what constitutes trafficking. Also amends section 35(2), (3) and (4). Replaces articles 52 and 53 concerning punishment for those who violate the Act and amends section 53/1. Adds a new section 56/1 concerning penalties.

  2. Thailand - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Human Trafficking Criminal Procedure Act, B.E. 2559 [2016]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-05-19 | THA-2016-L-103546

    Makes the adjudication process less burdensome for victims by expediting the judicial process for trafficking cases, and allows for pre-trial deposition via video-conference out of the courtroom.

    Chapter I - General Provisions
    Chapter 2 - Court Procedures
    Chapter 3 - Appeals
    Chapter 4 - Supreme Court
    Transitional Provisions

  3. Thailand - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Beggar Control Act BE 2559 [2016]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-04-26 | THA-2016-L-103545

    This Act repeals the 1941 Act on Control of Begging. Makes begging in the street an offence.Sections 6 to 12 stipulate the competent authorities to deal with the control of begging and sets out their responsibilities and duties. Section 13 provides that begging is to be prohibited, sets out the definition of begging and provides for exceptions. Makes it an offence to force anyone to beg. Under section 23, all offenses are punishable with imprisonment not exceeding one month and/or a ten thousand baht fine. Penalties for traffickers and those seeking to benefit from begging are more severe: prison sentences of up to three years and fines as high as 30,000 baht. Government officials found complicit face more extreme punishments: up to five years in jail and/or up to 50,000 baht in fines.

  4. Thailand - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Prevention and Suppression of Human Trafficking (No. 2) Act, 2015 [B.E. 2558]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-04-28 | THA-2015-L-100444

  5. Thailand - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Prevention and Suppression of Human Trafficking Act, B.E. 2551 (30 January 2008). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2008-01-30 | Date of entry into force: 2008-06-05 | THA-2008-L-81747

    Repeals the Measures in the Prevention and Suppression of Trafficking in Women and Children Act B.E. 2540 (1997). Defines the offence of "human trade" (Chapter 1). Establishes the Human Trade Prevention And Suppression Commission and provides for the powers and duties of its officials (Chapter 2 and 3). Also provides for assistance to the victims of trafficking (Chapter 4). Establishes the Human Trade Prevention and Suppression Fund (Chapter 5). Chapter 6 sets out the penalties for offences under the Act including imprisonment (maximum of 15 years if trafficking involves a minor under the age of 15 years) and fines.

  6. Thailand - Elimination of forced labour - 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.

  7. Thailand - Elimination of forced labour - 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.

  8. Thailand - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Prevention and Suppression of White Slavery Act.

    Adoption: 1997-11-14 | Date of entry into force: 1997-11-16 | THA-1997-L-50122

    Prohibits the detainment, trade, or selling of women or children under the age of 18 for sexual purposes, as well as conspiracy to commit such acts. Provides law enforcement authorities with powers of search, inspection of women and children, and detainment of women and children if they are suspected of being victims of trafficking. Repeals the Act regarding trade in women and girls, 1928 (B.E. 2471).

  9. Thailand - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Measures in the Prevention and Suppression of Trafficking in Women and Children Act B.E. 2540 (1997). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1997-11-14 | Date of entry into force: 1997-11-17 | THA-1997-L-70622

    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.

  10. Thailand - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Act on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters, B.E. 2535 [1992]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1992 | THA-1992-L-103542

    Provides for procedures to ensure mutual assistance in cases of criminal matters between Governments.

  11. Thailand - Elimination of forced labour - Constitution

    Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand.

    Adoption: 1974-10-07 | THA-1974-C-15251

    Ch. 3: Rights and freedoms of the Thai people (s. 28: non-discrimination between men and women; s.37: prohibition of forced labour; s. 44: freedom of association).


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