Counter trafficking responses during COVID-19
Resources to support government, civil society, private sector and frontline organisations in the ASEAN region.
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Thailand: Guidelines for the treatment of injured persons in human trafficking
Philippines: A case on successful prosecution of a trafficking in persons case without a victim testimony
The Supreme Court of the Philippines published a landmark case demonstrating the successful prosecution of a trafficking in persons case without a victim testimony.
Victim Sensitive Courts – A Handbook for ASEAN Member States
In trafficking cases, victims are often the only source of evidence, and without their cooperation it is difficult to prosecute offenders. In order to support those victims who want to participate in the criminal justice process, it is critical that the formal justice process applies a victim-centred approach. This handbook, developed by ASEAN-ACT together with target ASEAN Member States, provides guidelines and international good practice on how to implement victim sensitive courts.
Importance of Trafficking in Persons Data
To learn more about the importance of trafficking in persons data, watch this short animation. Australia through the ASEAN-Australia Counter Trafficking program supports ASEAN Member States to collect data on trafficking in persons with a victim-sensitive focus and promotes transparency in the publication of national trafficking in persons annual reports to support a more robust response to the eradication of human trafficking.
The Blocked, The Obstructed: Intersectionality Study on the Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers and Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Migrant Care with the support from OHANA Indonesia and the Disability Rights Fund conducted a study on the interrelated issues of Indonesian migrant workers and disabilities. The paper explores the multidimensional vulnerabilities faced by migrant workers and illustrates disabilities of migrant workers as a result of work accidents or violence within the workplace.
Vietnam Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Journal 2022 – The People’s Police Academy
On the occasion of the World Day Against Trafficking In Persons 2022, the People’s Police Academy has successfully launched the publication of the Vietnam Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Journal with the support from ASEAN-ACT.
UNODC Special Event on “Doing Better: the Principle of Non-Punishment of Trafficking Victims & Investigations of Migrant Smuggling”
The Special Event on “Doing Better: the Principle of Non-Punishment of Trafficking Victims & Investigations of Migrant Smuggling”, organized by UNODC’s Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Section, focused on two essential topics related to trafficking in persons and the smuggling of migrants on 28 June 2022 in hybrid format.
‘Abuse of a position of vulnerability’ as a means of trafficking in persons
This Guidance Note is offered to criminal justice practitioners across the ASEAN region, to support their interpretation and application of ‘abuse of a position of vulnerability’ as a means of trafficking in persons. ASEAN-ACT supported the design of this document with the permission of UNODC, and did not alter the original content of the document as developed by UNODC.
COVID-19 does not discriminate, however those most at risk of contracting COVID-19 are the most vulnerable
Visit our interactive paper which outlines ASEAN Member States responses and policy recommendations to ensure those vulnerable to trafficking are protected.
Join our panel of experts as we discuss a range of topics on counter trafficking in persons, with a focus on victim protection and assistance under the current health crisis.