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Special facility for human trafficking victims on the table with Thailand

A Social Affairs Ministry delegation is in Thailand to discuss the possible construction of a transit centre in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet city specialised in facilitating the return of human trafficking victims. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50665911/special-facility-for-human-trafficking-victims-on-the-table-with-thailand/

Human trafficking arrests on the rise

The National Committee for Counter Trafficking cracked down on 131 human trafficking and sexual exploitation cases from January to last month, an increase of 22 cases over the same period last year. Chou Bun Eng, an Interior Ministry secretary of state and also NCCT vice ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50660947/human-trafficking-arrests-on-the-rise/

National plan to address trafficking launched

The National Committee for Counter Trafficking (NCCT) has launched its National Plan of Action 2019-2023 to address new forms of human trafficking, including surrogacy and sex trafficking at nightclubs that have emerged through the permeation of the internet. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/national-plan-address-trafficking-launched

Cambodia feared lagging behind predators in cybersex trafficking crackdown

U.S. and Australian crime fighters are preparing Cambodia for a spike in online child sex abuse cases but local officials fear that predators are a step ahead of police due to narrow laws.​​​​ The spread of cheap, high-speed internet and the rise in mobile phone ...

Matt Blomberg
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cambodia-sexcrimes-children/cambodia-feared-lagging-behind-predators-in-cybersex-trafficking-crackdown-idUSKCN1VW00B

Cambodia launches campaign to end child labor in brick industry

Cambodia has launched a campaign to end child labor in the brick industry by 2020, a move industry observers cautiously welcome while expressing doubts the goal will be achieved, and calling for more structural changes. ...

Leonie Kijewski
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/cambodia-launches-campaign-to-end-child-labor-in-brick-industry/5074617.html

Ministry: More kids victims of trafficking

Authorities rescued 263 people from human trafficking in the first six months of the year – an increase of nearly 150 per cent on the same period last year – with a large number of the victims being children, the Ministry of Interior said. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-more-kids-victims-trafficking

‘Media crucial in fight against trafficking’

The Ministry of Information and the National Committee for Counter Trafficking (NCCT) joined hands to strengthen the capacity of journalists, TV presenters and commentators to upgrade their skills in helping to address human trafficking. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/media-crucial-fight-against-trafficking

‘Freeze human traffickers’ assets’

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng ordered relevant authorities to freeze the assets of those found to be involved in human trafficking and illegal logging. Sar Kheng was speaking at the annual Interfaith Forum on Combating Human Trafficking in the capital on Wednesday. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/freeze-human-traffickers-assets

More effort to combat human trafficking needed in Cambodia say NGOs

A loose coalition of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) has called on the Cambodia government to step up efforts against human trafficking and in the provision of rehabilitation services to victims. In a statement issued to coincide with World Day Against Trafficking in Persons (July 30), the group said ...

Stella-maris Ewudolu
https://aecnewstoday.com/2019/more-effort-to-combat-human-trafficking-needed-in-cambodia-say-ngos/

Victims saved from human, sex trafficking rises 148%

In the first six months of this year, authorities cracked down on 78 cases of human and sex trafficking and rescued 263 victims. This is an increase of 25 and 148 per cent respectively compared to the same period last year, the National Committee for ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/victims-saved-human-sex-trafficking-rises-148

US human trafficking report ‘biased’

A senior government official on Sunday reacted to a US report which said the Kingdom had not fully met the minimum standards for the elimination of human trafficking, saying it seemed to be biased against the Cambodian government. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/us-human-trafficking-report-%E2%80%98biased%E2%80%99

U.S. sees Cambodia's anti-trafficking efforts floundering

Cambodia is not doing enough to combat human trafficking, the United States said on Thursday, leaving the Asian nation at risk of economic sanctions unless it takes firmer action. Corruption impedes law enforcement, prosecutions and provision of services to victims, the influential Trafficking In Persons ...

Matt Blomberg
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trafficking-cambodia/u-s-sees-cambodias-anti-trafficking-efforts-floundering-idUSKCN1TL21Q

Some 30K child workers saved

A senior official of the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training said on Wednesday that around 30,000 Cambodian children had been rescued from the most serious forms of hard labour in the Kingdom over the past five years. A further 180,000 had been prevented from ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/some-30k-child-workers-saved

Criminal Code to be used in brick kiln child labour cases

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has urged all relevant departments to use the Criminal Code to prosecute brick kiln owners who use child labour. And the owner of a Kandal facility at which a young girl lost her arm will be among the ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/criminal-code-be-used-brick-kiln-child-labour-cases

‘Hunt down the masterminds’

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng insisted on Tuesday that law enforcement agencies must leave no stone unturned in the search for the “masterminds” behind human trafficking and bring them to justice without exception. Sar Kheng was speaking at a meeting on Tuesday at the Ministry ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hunt-down-masterminds

PM mulling referendum over death penalty for ‘beasts’ who rape children

Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Sunday that he was considering introducing the death penalty for people who rape children, but he said it would only happen after a nationwide referendum. He was speaking during a meeting in the capital’s Dangkor district with 44 staff ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-mulling-referendum-over-death-penalty-beasts-who-rape-children

USAID project helps trafficking victims

While human trafficking remains a serious concern in the Kingdom, a project initiated by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) helped 108 victims to receive compensation, while a further 1,482 also benefited from the project. ...

Kong Meta
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/usaid-project-helps-trafficking-victims

Ministry to probe child labour

The Ministry of Labour says it will investigate the claims of a Royal Holloway, University of London research team’s report alleging modern slavery in Cambodia’s brick kilns, said Minister of Labour Ith Sam Heng. The report entitled Blood Bricks: Untold Stories of Modern Slavery and ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-probe-child-labour

‘Trapped in debt bondage’

Cambodia’s construction boom has pushed thousands of families into modern slavery in the brick industry through debt bondage, a report by researchers from London’s Royal Holloway University say. The blood bricks report was released on Tuesday following the sharp rise in Cambodian brick prices in ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/trapped-debt-bondage

Ministry addresses child labour

The Labour Ministry has reminded business owners not to employ minors, while also noting that it has not come across any cases of child labour so far this year. Labour Minister Ith Samheng on Friday said employers must respect and follow labour laws and directives ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50540410/ministry-addresses-child-labour/

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