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UN working group on human rights & transnational corporations, other rapporteurs raise trafficking & forced labour concerns on 2 companies with Thai Govt.

Author: Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises; the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants; the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery; & the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children., Published on: 7 October 2014

“Communication to the Government of Thailand”, 7 April 2014

We would like to bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government information we have received concerning the alleged trafficking and forced labour of migrant workers committed at the Thai Companies, Vita food Factory and Natural Fruit Factory…We would like to recall the obligations the State assumed under international human rights treaties to respect and protect the human rights of all individuals within its territory and subject to its jurisdiction, regardless of citizenship, nationality or immigrant status. We would particularly like to underline that the obligation of your Excellency’s Government to protect human rights entails ensuring that the human rights of these individuals are not violated by private actors…As it is our responsibility under the mandates provided to us by the Human Rights Council, to seek to clarify all cases brought to our attention, we would be grateful for your observations on the following matters…

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