The implementation of Thailand’s Royal Ordinance on Foreign Workers Management will serve three purposes. First, it will partly solve problems with illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in Thailand. Second, the new migrant worker policy will also address the human trafficking problem. Third, the new policy will ensure protection of rights of migrant workers who are often marginalised, exploited and discriminated against.
Even though the new policy does help tackle problems in these three areas, it will not be able to fulfill all of its objectives. Additional policies are needed to achieve such goals.
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