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ASEAN and Human Trafficking: Case Studies of Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam

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ISBN13: 9789004265172
Published: August 2014
Publisher: Brill Nijhoff
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £115.00



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Trafficking in persons is a serious crime that affects the human rights, dignity and integrity of all its victims including women, men, and children in the Association of Southeast Asia Nation (ASEAN) region. ASEAN has made efforts to fight human trafficking through inter alia the establishment of regional counter-human trafficking laws and human rights bodies to establish best norms and practices for its member countries. Nevertheless, the International Labour Organization (ILO) recently declared that there are more than 11.7 million forced labor victims in the Asia-Pacific region encompassing the biggest concentration of forced labour victims in the world.

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Subjects:
Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Contents:
Abstract
Preface
Acknowledgments
List of Tables
List of Illustrations
List of Abbreviations

CHAPTER 1: Introduction
1.1. The Statement of Problem and the Objectives of the Research
1.2. The Reasons of Examining Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam as Case Studies
1.3. The Significant Substance and Structure of This Book

CHAPTER 2: Overview of ASEAN and its Influence on Community-Building between Internal and External Regions
2.1. Establishment of ASEAN
2.2. The Origin and Evolution of ASEAN
2.3. Actual Political Influence of ASEAN
2.4. Potential Human Rights Influence of ASEAN
2.5. Debates on Human Rights Approach of ASEAN
2.6. ASEAN's Mobilization on Human Trafficking Conclusion

CHAPTER 3: ASEAN'S Struggle to Combat Human Trafficking
3.1. Inadequacy of Counter-Human Trafficking Law of ASEAN
3.2. Dysfunctional Counter-Human Trafficking Structure of ASEAN
3.3. Insufficient Powers of Existing ASEAN Human Rights Bodies against Human Trafficking Conclusion

CHAPTER 4: Challenges of National Responses of ASEAN Member States to Human Trafficking: Case Studies of Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam
4.1. Background of Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam
4.2. Arguments of Legal Commitments of Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam to Counter-Human Trafficking and National Anti-Human Trafficking Law of Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam Conclusion

CHAPTER 5: A Proposal for ASEAN Regional Reform: The Establishment of ASEAN Declaration of the Promotion and Protection of Trafficking Victims (ADTV) and ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Trafficking Victims (ACTV)
5.1. Recommendations of the Selective Measures of ASEAN Declaration on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Trafficking Victims (ADTV)
5.2. Recommendations of the Selective Qualification and Power of ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Trafficking Victims (ACTV) Conclusion

CHAPTER 6: Conclusion


APPENDIX A: Comparative Table of Trafficking Law Provisions of the UN Palermo Protocol and the National Anti-Human Trafficking Laws of Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam
APPENDIX B: ASEAN Member Countries on Corruption Bibliography
Index.