Section 6

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Coercive, unfair or deceptive recruitment Corporate criminal liability Criminal liability Human trafficking

This section provides the definition of human trafficking under the Act, which is largely consistent with the definition in the UN Human Trafficking Protocol.

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Under Section 8, whoever prepares to commit an offence against section 6, shall be liable to one-third of the punishment stipulated the section 6 offence.

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Section 6. Whoever, for the purpose of exploitation, does any of the following acts:

(1) procuring, buying, selling, vending, bringing from or sending to, detaining or confining, harbouring, or receiving any person, by means of the threat or use of force, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power, or of the giving money or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person in allowing the offender to exploit the person under his control; or

(2) procuring, buying, selling, vending, bringing from or sending to, detaining or confining, harbouring, or receiving a child, is guilty of trafficking in persons.

Law /Thailand / Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act BE 2551 (2008)

The Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act criminalises human trafficking, prescribes penalties for individuals and juristic persons who commit human trafficking offences and provides a mechanism for victims to claim compensation and request assistance from Thai authorities.