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Andy Hall

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International affairs adviser to the Migrant Worker Rights Network (MWRN) and State Enterprise Workers Relations Confederation of Thailand (SERC).

Andy Hall
8 Apr 2016

Lack of accountability

International migration expert Andy Hall says after 14 years of effort, Thailand has a long way to go in addressing exploitation of foreign workers.

8 Apr 2016 5
29 Feb 2016

Vague migrant law

Andy Hall writes: The short term and generally schizophrenic migration policy has prioritised national security over human concerns.

29 Feb 2016
Vague migrant law
6 Jul 2015

Two trials in one

The Koh Tao murder hearings begin on Wednesday, but in addition to the defendants and migrant workers, the fairness of justice also is in the dock.

6 Jul 2015 10
Two trials in one
7 May 2015

The migrants of Koh Tao

Prominent human rights campaigner Andy Hall sets out in detail the abuses - who does it, how it's done, who looks the other way and how the victims suffer.

7 May 2015 4
The migrants of Koh Tao
10 Dec 2012

Deadlines, threats against migrants bad for both sides

For two decades now, piecemeal cabinet resolutions have allowed migrants from Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar to legally register to work in Thailand, reflecting tensions between national security and economic necessity.

10 Dec 2012
21 Jan 2012

Migration in 2012: challenging ingrained impunity

At cabinet meetings during Thailand's floods, migration was absent from the political agenda. No specific response was apparently required. Officials reported no "host agency" and neither the Labour, Interior nor Foreign ministries assumed direct responsibility. Law enforcement agencies monitor migrants closely and surely knew how the floods impacted on them, however.

21 Jan 2012