Case Studies

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The following international case studies have been investigated, researched and drafted by the Human Rights at Sea team, in some cases with support from other NGOs.

Report of an alleged case of night deportation by Greek and Turkish authorities in the Aegean Sea
11-12th of August 2016

Rapport sur un cas allégué de déportation de nuit par les autorités grecques et turques en mer Egée la nuit du
11 au 12 août 2016

Libyan Coastguard Pushback Incident 21 October 2016

New Zealand Foreign Charter Vessel Act.
Protecting foreign crews from abuses at sea. A case study review.

Indian Seafarers have returned from the Falkland Islands after surviving horrific abuse at sea.

Missing Seafarers & Fishers Reporting Programme –
The disappearence of Harshaka Srimal Fernando

MV Seaman Guard Ohio
Detention of the crew by Indian Authorities

Thailand: People trafficking
Case studies by the Labour Rights Promotion Network Foundation (LPN)

SE Asia: People trafficking
Bangladeshi and Rohingya boat people kidnapped by
human trafficking gangs and sold into slavery

Australia: Migrants
The Push Back Situation. Operation Sovereign Borders

Australia: Migrants
The detention of refugee children

African Migrants
‘Seeking safety in Europe from torture and ill-treatment’

New Zealand: Human Trafficking
Forced Labour in New Zealand’s Foreign Charter Vessel sector
Part 1

New Zealand: Human Trafficking
Forced Labour in New Zealand’s Foreign Charter Vessel sector
Part 2