The Dilemma of Trafficking in Person case studies of Uyghur minorities

Teera Wongratch, Kamarulnizam Bin Adullah, Mazlan Bin Ismail


This research aims to (1) study the situation of human trafficking in the south of Thailand in case of Uyghur people, (2) examine to root causes of human trafficking in the south of Thailand and (3) discuss the solution to the human trafficking in the south of Thailand. The study uses a qualitative method to examine information obtained from documents related to human trafficking and in-depth interviews from trafficking experience people. Since the Uygur people, the local and policy-level officers. Uyghurs from China illegally arrived in Thailand to travel to Turkey through human trafficking in southern Thailand. The data collection process which includes an interview with a semi-private structure together with interviews of 9 people of the Uyghur, a law enforcement officer and a high-ranking staff found that the staff engaged had a lack of real knowledge of human trafficking crimes. There are many factors to address the problem of human trafficking in southern Thailand, caused by many factors follow by: (1) the lacking of laws and government agencies, (2) The gap of policy deployment between top and lower-level officers (3)  the critical influence of Human trafficking organizations that comprise states agencies, local politicians whom accepted the bribery for been a member ship.


An awareness of the plight of the Uyghurs and the involvement of organized crime needs to be brought to the attention of the Thai Government to enable policy makers to assist law enforcement with the problem of human trafficking and to help protect people in the community.


Uyghurs minority, Human Trafficking, Security

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