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ASEAN Urged to Intervene Over Human Trafficking
September 14, 2022

ASEAN Urged to Intervene Over Human Trafficking

By Luke Hunt
Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar have been cited as key trafficking destinations by victims' groups.

Taiwan Grapples with Human Trafficking Spike
September 01, 2022

Taiwan Grapples with Human Trafficking Spike

By Brian Hioe
Increasing revelations in August about Taiwanese trafficked into Cambodia has become a significant political issue in Taiwan.
US Adds Vietnam, Cambodia, Brunei to Human Trafficking Blacklist
July 21, 2022

US Adds Vietnam, Cambodia, Brunei to Human Trafficking Blacklist

By Sebastian Strangio
The State Department's 2022 Trafficking in Persons report gave five out of 11 Southeast Asian nations its lowest Tier 3 rating.

Cambodia Rescues 16 Trafficked Malaysians, Others Still Held Captive
April 11, 2022

Cambodia Rescues 16 Trafficked Malaysians, Others Still Held Captive

By Luke Hunt
The move came after the Malaysian ambassador wrote to the national police chief to ask for assistance.

Vietnam’s Human Trafficking Problem Is Too Big to Ignore
November 08, 2019

Vietnam’s Human Trafficking Problem Is Too Big to Ignore

By Thoi Nguyen
The tragic deaths of 39 Vietnamese in the U.K. shine a harsh light on Vietnam’s longstanding problem of human trafficking.

Australia and ASEAN Push Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking
August 07, 2019

Australia and ASEAN Push Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking

By Grant Wyeth
This issue forms an important area where Australia is able to align its values to its broader interests in Southeast Asia.

Thailand Ratifies ASEAN Trafficking Convention
July 27, 2016

Thailand Ratifies ASEAN Trafficking Convention

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Bangkok becomes the third Southeast Asian state to do so.
Singapore Ratifies ASEAN Anti-Trafficking Pact
January 28, 2016

Singapore Ratifies ASEAN Anti-Trafficking Pact

By Prashanth Parameswaran
City-state signs on to a new ASEAN convention against trafficking in persons.

Malaysia Eyes Top Tier of US Human Trafficking Report by 2020
December 23, 2015

Malaysia Eyes Top Tier of US Human Trafficking Report by 2020

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The Southeast Asian state sets an ambitious goal amid lingering rights concerns.

The Trouble with the US Human Trafficking Report
July 31, 2015

The Trouble with the US Human Trafficking Report

By Luke Hunt
A focus on annual rankings misses the point.

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