3. The core content of the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights

3.1 Action plan on labour

3.1.1 Overall situation

Thailand also places emphasis on the prevention and suppression of human trafficking in labour, especially in the fishery industries. The Prime Minister announced “Combating human trafficking as a national agenda” and assigned relevant departments to focus on human trafficking suppression and seriously prosecute government officials involved. After the announcement of National Agenda, the government has set a clear policy for “Eliminating all forms of human trafficking”, considering it a violation of human dignity and against human rights principles. The budget has been increased to support the operation in all areas. Laws are being drafted to be more stringent including increasing the efficiency of lawsuits, rehabilitation and remedy for victims and witness protection, as well as improving better preventive measures to reduce the risk of becoming victims of human trafficking, and including improving various operations in accordance with international standards with concrete works such as taking disciplinary actions on government officials who were involved in human trafficking in both civil and criminal cases.

 

3.1.3 Action Plan (2019–2022)

Pillar 1: State duties in protecting (Protect)

 

No.

 

Issues

 

Activities

Responsible agencies Time-frame (2019–2022) Indicators (wide frame) Compliance with National Strategy/ SDGs/UNGPs
11. Human trafficking and forced labour Consider bringing measures or labour laws which are applied to the fishery sector to be used in the supervision of labour conditions in other industrial sectors such as agriculture and construction in which many migrant workers are hired –   Royal Thai Police

–   Ministry of Agriculture

–   Ministry of Labour

Ministry of Industry

2019–2022 Number of at-risk establishments that have been examined –   National Strategy for Human Capital Development and Strengthening

–   SDG 8

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7