Thailand's crackdown on exploitation and slavery will only succeed if its neighbours step up and adopt anti-trafficking laws, said a labour rights activist.
Britain is home to at least 136,000 modern slaves, according to the Global Slavery Index.
The country is home to an estimated 15,000 victims of modern slavery, from forced labour and sexual exploitation to domestic servitude.
Francis says more must be done by reporting cases of exploitation and slavery of men, women and children.
British government officials say buying fake goods, from handbags to mobile phones, could support sweatshops and child labour.
A report says women workers are particularly vulnerable to exploitation in certain sectors, and that 5-15% of the 5.5 million children work in forced labour.
Anti-slavery certification schemes or codes of conduct are often sub-standard and fail to combat worker exploitation.
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The promise of quick cash, the lure of gangster life and a lack of alternatives leave many children prey to criminals who traffic them to transport drugs around the country.
Poverty fuelled partly by climate change has pushed tens of thousands of Cambodian families into bonded labour in the booming capital.
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Unseen, which runs the hotline, says the 3,710 calls from the public and from victims last year led to about 1,450 referrals to anti-slavery groups, the National Crime Agency and every police force in the country.
The Human Rights Council particularly condemned extrajudicial and unlawful killings in Libya.
The entire town of Quinamayo turns out for the annual procession through the streets, which moves from house to house in search of the Baby Jesus.
Each of the detention centres in Libya holds an average of 500 migrants.
Khoo Lay Foon has been sentenced to over three years' jail after being found guilty of trafficking her friend into sex work.
Group laments latest tragedy, says migrant workers are working under conditions that could be considered 'modern day slavery', without adequate protection.
Nearly 70% of brick kiln workers in South Asia are estimated to be working in bonded and forced labor, according to a 2016 report by the International Labor Organization. About a fifth of those are under age.
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It hopes more will be done to dismantle human trafficking syndicates operating in the country.
Pontiff laments fate of poor migrants in rich countries, says 'setting unfair contracts is a mortal sin'.