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Child Protection Unit forms online group to fight cyber exploitation

The Child Protection Unit (CPU) has established Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) – an online group created to combat any form of online child sexual exploitation and abuse. In a Facebook post on Saturday where he made the announcement, ICU operations director James McCabe said ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/child-protection-unit-forms-online-group-fight-cyber-exploitation

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

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

Thais to provide education for children of migrants

The Thai government is set to provide free education for children of Cambodian migrant workers, according to officials. Sompong Sravaen, founder and director of Thailand’s Labour Rights Network Foundation, on Monday said that a new government policy in Thailand will provide free education to children ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50608606/thais-to-provide-education-for-children-of-migrants/

‘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

Human trafficking report status unchanged

The Ministry of Foreign affairs on Friday said a report by the US State Department on trafficking has again ranked Cambodia in Tier 2, adding that the US recognised that Cambodia has made a serious effort in combating human trafficking. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50507434/human-trafficking-report-status-unchanged/

NCCT investigating and closing down factories over child labour

The permanent vice chair of the National Committee for Counter Trafficking (NCCT) delivered a progress report on efforts to eradicate child labour in the Kingdom on Tuesday, saying that factories are being investigated, and some shut down, for employing children illegally. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ncct-investigating-and-closing-down-factories-over-child-labour

Surrogacy exit rules released, with parents required to provide yearly updates

Parents of children born to surrogate mothers in Cambodia will be required to provide the government with yearly updates of their child’s mental and physical development, according to new guidelines officially disseminated to embassies for the first time yesterday. ...

Kong Meta and Erin Handley
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/surrogacy-exit-rules-released-parents-required-provide-yearly-updates

Busts on human trafficking double

Operations against human trafficking networks increased by a whopping 127 percent compared to the same period in 2016, according to a six-month report released yesterday by the National Committee for Counter Trafficking (NCCT). ...

Kong Meta and Martin de Bourmont
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/busts-human-trafficking-double

China-kingdom MOU targets illicit bride market

A government anti-trafficking committee is in the final steps of drafting a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to crack down on human trafficking between Cambodia and China, an official said yesterday. ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/china-kingdom-mou-targets-illicit-bride-market

Anti-trafficking fight expands

Cambodia, a common source, transit and destination country for human trafficking, yesterday launched a far-reaching plan to combat the exploitative practice. The 2014 to 2018 National Plan of Action (NPA), which was launched yesterday afternoon at the Interior Ministry, was devised by the National Committee for ...

Alice Cuddy and Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/anti-trafficking-fight-expands

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