Cambodia has remained on the US State Department's watch list for human trafficking,
after the release of the annual global ranking on June 12. The Cambodian government
has not made sufficient efforts to combat trafficking, especially where public officials
were involved in the crime, the report stated. Cambodia was ranked on the second
tier of the three tier watch list - as a country which is making efforts to meet
the requisite standards for fighting trafficking but was still not doing enough.
The watch list is the US government's primary diplomatic tool for pressurizing countries
to improve efforts to fight human trafficking.