18 Dec '11, 11pm

Govt urged to ratify UN treaty on human trafficking

Govt urged to ratify UN treaty on human trafficking

Domestic worker Nur Abidah, 33, who has been working in Singapore for 14 years, was one of the migrant workers at the Pigeonhole cafe to mark International Migrants Day on Sunday. -- PHOTO: DESMOND LUI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES By Amanda Tan A migrant welfare group has urged Singapore to sign and ratify a United Nations protocol to prevent and punish human trafficking. The group - Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (Home) - also urged the Government to, among other things, put in place a 'specialised anti-human trafficking law' in its statement on Sunday to mark International Migrants Day. 'We urge the state to make our laws work effectively for the protection of migrant labour against exploitative practices and unjust working conditions,' said Home president Bridget Tan in the statement. The statement was issued as part of Home's celebration lunch, which was at...

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