Malaysia upgrade in Trafficking in Persons report compromises fight against human trafficking, Malaysian Bar Association.
The 2015 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report has recently come under fire for upgrading the rankings of Malaysia and Cuba. Speculation about the political motives behind these seemingly unwarranted upgrades has highlighted broader challenges plaguing the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking...
As you know, there was significant disappointment at the recent upgrade of Malaysia in the 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report expressed by a wide array of civil society actors in the United States, Malaysia, and beyond.
Malaysia’s 2007 Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act (amended in 2010) prohibits all forms of human trafficking and prescribes punishments
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We write to request clarification on the “significant efforts” that Malaysia has made to merit the upgrading of its status as a Tier III country to the Tier II Watch List in the Department of State’s annual Trafficking in Persons Report released on July 27, 2015.’
The United States is facing criticism after it removed Cuba and Malaysia from the US State Department’s list of the countries categorically failing to respond to widespread human trafficking. Both countries have been upgraded from tier 3 in the 2015 Trafficking in Persons report...
But one wouldn't expect the same man to flip-flop and up Malaysia to Tier 2 in the State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report just to make it
A policeman watches over abandoned human trafficking camp in the jungle close the Thailand border at Bukit Wang Kelian in northern Malaysia May 26, 2015.
United States Department of State, 2013 Trafficking in Persons Report - Malaysia, 19 June 2013, available at: http