US downgrades Thailand to lowest ranking in human trafficking index for ‘systematic failure’ to prosecute slavers

In January this year the Thai embassy in Washington signed a $400,000-plus deal with leading US law firm Holland & Knight. The money was for lobbying to persuade the White House, Congress and US Departments of State and Defence that Thailand is a country that fights human trafficking and forced labour. It seems not to have been money well spent. On Friday Thailand was downgraded,, Read more here 09:25