Improved Investigation of Transnational Trafficking
AAPTIP is delivering an Anti-Trafficking Unit Commanders’ professional development course to improve the leadership of commanders and effective supervision of their teams.
AAPTIP is working to instill standard operating procedures and improve investigation processes with TIP Specialist Units.
AAPTIP is supporting multi-disciplinary teams to enable improved coordination between the Royal Thai Police, the Royal Thai Navy and other agencies in countering labour trafficking in the fishing industry.
Improved Prosecutions of Exploiters
AAPTIP is supporting Thai prosecutors through professional development training.
A prosecutors’ professional development program has been developed by AAPTIP and the Office of the Attorney General to address skills gaps in provincial hotspots.
AAPTIP is supporting the new specialist prosecutors’ office as they establish new institutional processes including case brief management systems.
Improved Fair & Timely Adjudication of TIP Cases
AAPTIP is supporting Thai judges through skills development training on TIP.
Through judicial consultations, AAPTIP is in a unique position to ensure that the Thai judiciary adopt best-practice solutions as it implements the new inquisitorial system.
AAPTIP worked with the Thai Judiciary to improve the quality of court interpretation especially for TIP cases by piloting an 'Interpreting for Court Proceedings Involving Trafficking in Persons (TIP) course.' The pilot training was followed by a Training of Trainers (TOT) and the finalization of the training module and handbooks.
Regional Leadership and Cooperation
Transnational Investigative Cooperation
AAPTIP works with the Thai Department of Special Investigation, Royal Thai Police and the Cambodian National Police to support cross-border cooperation.
In 2016, AAPTIP facilitated the first anti-human trafficking cooperation meeting between Thailand and Malaysia. AAPTIP continues to work with the Thai Department of Special Investigation, Royal Thai Police and Royal Malaysia Police on active cases and intelligence-led approaches.
AAPTIP supports biannual meetings between the Thai Anti-Trafficking in Persons Division, the Department of Special Investigations and the Lao PDR Anti-Human Trafficking Department to collaboratively strengthen cross-border relationships and information sharing.
AAPTIP works with the Thai Department of Special Investigation, the Royal Thai Police and the Myanmar Police Force to support cross-border cooperation.
International Legal Cooperation
AAPTIP supports the development of legislative and regulatory frameworks that meet regional and international standards to deal with human trafficking and related crimes.
AAPTIP and the Thai Central Authority are supporting a team of practitioners within Myanmar to perform as a Central Authority to improve legal cooperation and build capacity through training, professional placements, and developing procedures and protocols.
AAPTIP and the Thai Attorney-General are supporting the Cambodian Government to draft a Mutual Legal Assistance law. This includes providing capacity development for Cambodia’s Central Authority to help them prepare and respond to a request for mutual assistance.