The Role of Thai Prosecutors in Child Protection: A Case Study of Child Prostitution Victims
Keywords:Thai prosecutors’ expressed role, Child prostitution protection, Child prostitution rights and victims compensation
This research aimed to study Thai public prosecutors’ expressed roles in protecting the rights of child prostitution victims and protecting them from sex worker. This quantitative study used a randomly selected sample of 387 public prosecutors throughout Thailand. The results showed that the public prosecutors’ roles in protecting the rights of child prostitution victims are the taking of evidence the highest at 85.5%, the investigating of children the secondary at 84.7 %. Future public prosecutors’ expressed roles also include protecting child victims from confronting the offenders, preventing who are not involved from attending the trial, giving advice steps and methods on the court’s, preparing child victims for the giving of testimony, and suggesting claims for compensation according to the Human Trafficking Prevention and Suppression Act. In addition performed well advised civil compensation claim in criminal cases according to the Criminal Procedure Code, Section 44/1. Whilst public prosecutors not performing about responsibility given by other agencies.
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