‘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.
Lessons from COVID-19 in responding to trafficking in persons in times of crisis
To better understand the impact of COVID-19 on human trafficking and responses to it in the Philippines, ASEAN-Australia Counter Trafficking convened two online roundtable consultations with key stakeholders.
Situation analysis by ASEAN-ACT
As part of ASEAN-ACT's update to its' 2020 Annual Work Plan, the program consulted with its partners to analyse the trafficking in persons operating environment across ASEAN and how COVID-19 had and will change each country's response to counter trafficking in persons.
Thailand’s approach to victim-sensitive courts
ASEAN-ACT works with judges across the region to embed gender-sensitive and victim-centred approaches into law, policy and practice. Judge Jarimjit, Office of the President of the Supreme Court in Thailand shares her experiences and some of Thailand's initiatives to better support and protect trafficked victims in court.
Vulnerability, human trafficking and COVID-19
COVID-19 does not discriminate, however those most a risk of contracting COVID-19 are the most vulnerable. This paper includes good responses from ASEAN Member States and provides policy recommendations to ensure those vulnerable to trafficking are protected.
What is trauma informed care?
Victims of human trafficking experience trauma in various forms, which impacts how they may remember their experiences and their ability to trust and talk about it. Law enforcement, prosecutors and judges play a crucial role in minimising re-traumatisation, and supporting recovery and reintegration. IJM Thailand Director Andrew Wasuwongse explains trauma-informed approaches in this video.