This article was first published on 2 October 2015 on TWC2’s website, http://twc2.org.sg/2015/10/02/singapore-accedes-to-the-un-anti-trafficking-protocol/ Statement by Transient Workers Count Too On 28 September 2015, Singapore acceded to the United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (UN TIP Protocol), often known as the Palermo Protocol. This is the key international… Continue reading Singapore Accedes to the UN Anti-Trafficking Protocol
This article is written in response to Singapore’s accession to the UN TIP Protoccol on 29 September 2015. It was first published by TODAY, Voices, on 6 October 2015. By Tam Peck Hoon, Campaign Manager, Stoptraffickingsg Campaign, Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics The Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME) welcomes Singapore’s accession to the United… Continue reading S’pore’s anti-trafficking norms must evolve
Reposted from TODAY, September 29, 2015 Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Chee Wee Kiong, left, deposited Singapore’s Instrument of Accession to the UN TIP Protocol with Chief of the UN Treaty Section Santiago Villalpando, right, at the UN Treaty Event on Sept 28, 2015. Photo: MHA SINGAPORE — Singapore has acceded to… Continue reading Singapore accedes to UN protocol against trafficking in persons
It is to be hoped that there will be a strong degree of cooperation in monitoring the implementation of the PHTA between all concerned. Furthermore, there needs to be a determined effort by all concerned to conduct education on trafficking, so that an informed and concerned public is mobilised to counter it. This article is… Continue reading The Anti-Trafficking Act: Looking Ahead
By Non-Constituency MP, Gerald Giam [Delivered in Parliament on 3 Nov 2014] Mr Deputy Speaker, Human trafficking is a gross human rights violation and a moral atrocity. According to International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates, there are at least 2.4 million trafficked persons around the world at any given time, with 56% of these in the… Continue reading Thank you, Gerald Giam for speaking up in parliament on Prevention of Human Trafficking Bill
The 2nd reading of the Prevention of Human Trafficking Bill is scheduled for 3 November 2014. On the eve, Lawyer Ronald JJ Wong lends his voice for a victim-centric anti-trafficking legislation in Singapore.