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ASEAN Human Trafficking

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The intensity of human trafficking victims in the ASEAN region has raised concern that counter-human trafficking strategies at the national and regional stages are deficient. At the regional level, ASEAN has failed to create a sufficient anti-human trafficking law, structure, or human rights bodies because they have not provided equal protection for all trafficking victims. Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam will be studied at the national stage to address their insufficient anti-human trafficking laws (namely non-prosecution of trafficking victims, appropriate housing, age, gender, and special needs of trafficking victims) and practices (including protection of male victims, victim identification, and criminalization of human trafficking perpetrators).