US praises Taiwan’s efforts to combat human trafficking

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2017-06-28

The US State Department has ranked Taiwan as a tier one country in its 2017 report on human

Alison Lee, the secretary-general of the Yilan Migrant Fishermen Union and the first Taiwanese winner of the Hero Acting to End Modern Slavery Award. (CNA)

trafficking. This is the eighth year in a row that Taiwan has been ranked among the top countries in the world for its efforts to fight human trafficking.

Taiwan’s National Immigration Agency said that the report, out on Tuesday, is an acknowledgement of the country’s efforts in combating human trafficking. The agency said the efforts are most notable in the prevention of human-trafficking activities, prosecuting suspects, protecting victims, and partnering up with other nations.

The US report has also listed a few areas in which Taiwan can improve. These include, among other things, increasing prosecutors’ and judges’ understanding of human trafficking, and revising laws to ensure labor rights for domestic workers. The immigration agency says those issues will be addressed in the near future.    [FULL  STORY]

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