Illegal labor

Commercial sex labor

Exploitation up, trafficking down

In 2016, the ministry reported 52 cases of sexual exploitation involving 87 victims who were rescued and 64 perpetrators who were arrested, of which 27 were foreign nationals. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35768/exploitation-up--trafficking-down/

Governments target trafficking

Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos are joining forces to boost their fight against human trafficking in the region, the kingdom’s National Police chief said yesterday. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35519/governments-target-trafficking/

Child-rescuing maverick now hunting pedophiles

Even by his own admission, it is an extraordinary change in fortunes for Adam Whittington. Eight months ago, the so-called “child recovery agent” was languishing in a stark Lebanese jail facing kidnapping charges after a failed attempt to snatch two children from the streets of Beirut ...

George Wright
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/child-rescuing-maverick-now-hunting-pedophiles-124529/

Sex slaves rescued from Japan

Cambodian and Japanese authorities have rescued seven Cambodian women forced into sexual slavery after being lured to Japan with the promise of restaurant jobs. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/34419/sex-slaves-rescued-from-japan/

Minister blames borders for trafficking

Interior Minister Sar Kheng blamed the country’s continual problems with trafficking on porous borders and local government officials, who he said during a speech yesterday were frequently ignoring edicts from the national government and even orders he personally delivered himself. ...

Taing Vida
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/33463/minister-blames-borders-for-trafficking/

Abuses prevalent for Cambodia's transgender women: study

An overwhelming majority of transgender women on Cambodia’s city streets are subject to “shocking” harassment and abuse, according to a new report from the Cambodian Centre for Human Rights (CCHR). The report, released yesterday, also shines a light on a disturbing new practice that has allegedly ...

Erin Handley and Bun Sengkong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/abuses-prevalent-cambodias-transgender-women-study

Trafficked brides in China overlooked by officials: report

A new report detailing the experiences of 42 women trafficked from Cambodia as brides to China found that officials in both countries were largely unsupportive in helping women escape once they were caught in unwanted domestic captivity. ...

Janelle Retka
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/trafficked-brides-china-overlooked-officials-report-117265/

More Cambodian women trafficked to Saudi, officials say

The number of Cambodian women now thought to be caught in Saudi Arabia’s sex industry after being trafficked in the past year has risen to more than 20, officials said on Wednesday. However, the government remained tight-lipped about its efforts to rescue the women, while two ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cambodian-women-trafficked-saudi-officials-say-117126/

Amnesty sets stance on sex work

Human rights NGO Amnesty International on Tuesday voted to adopt a policy to “protect the human rights of sex workers”, notably putting forward suggestions to decriminalise the consensual sex trade while safeguarding sex workers from possible exploitation. ...

Pech Sotheary and Ethan Harfenist
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/amnesty-sets-stance-sex-work

Gov’t gets plaudits for drop in underage sex workers

The International Justice Mission (IJM) yesterday lauded Cambodia’s progress in tackling the child sex trade but stressed more needed to be done, including authorising police to use undercover investigation techniques. ...

Shaun Turton
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-weekend/govt-gets-plaudits-drop-underage-sex-workers

Pizzeria manager charged over forcing teen to work, have sex

The Moldovan manager of an Italian pizzeria and wine shop in Phnom Penh was on Monday charged with the “unlawful removal” of a 19-year-old girl from her home country whom she allegedly forced to work without pay and subjected to sexual exploitation, according to officials ...

Saing Soenthrith and Alex Consiglio
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/pizzeria-manager-charged-over-forcing-teen-to-work-have-sex-86206/

Defamation suit reaches human rights advocate

A lawyer for prominent rights advocate Ny Chakrya on Wednesday confirmed that she had received a lawsuit against her client from a pair of court officials in Siem Reap province who accuse him of defamation and other crimes. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/defamation-suit-reaches-human-rights-advocate-85773/

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