The Trafficking in Persons Report is one of several annual assessments Prada Backpacks For Men issued by the department on human rights related topics, but it's unusual in that it ranks nations, which can ruffle diplomatic feathers. It is based on the actions governments take, rather than the scale of the problem in their country. Globally, more than 20 million people are believed affected.
Both nations had faced automatic demotion unless they showed improvement during the annual reporting period that ended March 31. Other countries in a similar position Afghanistan, Barbados, Chad and the Maldives were promoted to tier 2.
Malaysia on its human trafficking blacklist
The precarious situation of migrant labourers has been underscored in recent days. Fears of a Thai crackdown on migrants prompted an estimated 200,000 Cambodians to flee to the border. In Malaysia, two overcrowded Black Prada Handbag
Thailand maintained it had stepped up its anti trafficking efforts in the past year. The government reported 674 investigations in 2013, more than double the number in 2012, and that it punished or investigated at least 38 Thai police.
Thailand and Malaysia are among 23 countries to receive the lowest ranking, "tier 3." Incumbents at that level include Iran, North Korea, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Zimbabwe.
The report paints a grim picture: Some migrants remain at sea for several years, working 18 to 20 hours per day for seven days a week, facing threats and beatings. It notes Thai civilian and military officials reportedly profited from the smuggling of minority Muslims from Myanmar and Bangladesh, and their sale into forced labour on fishing vessels. contended that anti trafficking law enforcement efforts in Malaysia have decreased, with less investigations and convictions in 2013 than in 2012. Migrant workers on palm oil plantations, construction sites, textile factories and in homes as domestic workers face wage fraud and restrictions on their movement, the report said.
Thailand had mounted a determined campaign to prevent a downgrade that could exact a reputational cost on its lucrative seafood and shrimp industries for which America is a key market. on combating human trafficking and in other areas.
boats carrying Indonesian workers have capsized this week, leaving dozens dead or missing.
"That's simply unacceptable when we are marching around the world judging other countries," she said.
Migrant workers unload frozen fish from a boat at a fish market in Samut Sakhon Province, west of Bangkok, Friday, June 20, 2014. partners in Asia. Thailand had mounted a determined campaign to prevent a downgrade that could exact a reputational cost on its lucrative seafood and shrimp industries for which America is a key market. assessment of how 188 governments around the world have performed in fighting the flesh trade and other forms of exploitative labour.
US puts Thailand, Malaysia on its human trafficking blacklist
to, based on its national security interests, as it did last year for China, Russia and Uzbekistan.
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restrictions on American assistance in response to a military coup there last month. was mindful of the diplomatic sensitivities but ultimately was guided by the facts on the ground and wouldn't flinch from "telling a close friend an uncomfortable truth."
Among other nations that earned an upgrade were Sudan, which was lifted from tier 3 after adopting anti trafficking legislation, and Chile which is now among 31 governments, including the United States, to receive a tier 1 rating. law.
Given the Obama administration's attempt to deepen its ties with Asia, human rights groups had been watching closely to see if Washington might shy from downgrading Thailand and Malaysia, which attract millions of migrant labourers from poorer neighbouring countries in Southeast Asia. So it may resist applying sanctions against them. ally in Asia. Thailand is already being hit with Wallet Prada Women
But CdeBaca said official complicity in human trafficking remained widespread. He said there had been few efforts by Thailand to stop debt bondage and forced labour including in its commercial fishing, shrimp and seafood processing industries.
Two other nations were also demoted to that level: Venezuela and Gambia. China, put on tier 3 last year, was elevated to a watch list.
Melysa Sperber, director of the Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking, voiced serious concerns about the United States' own efforts, notwithstanding its tier 1 status. She said government assistance for trafficking victims was inadequate and was suspended for about a month last year because funds ran out amid budget disputes in Congress.
"There cannot be impunity for those who traffic in human beings. It must end," Kerry said, describing it as slavery in the 21st century and an illicit business generating annual profits of $150 billion.
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