Legal action before the ECtHR against Italy over its coordination of Libyan Coast Guard pull-backs resulting in migrant deaths and abuse

Press Release 8 May 2018 London. Italy’s collaboration with Libya to stop migrants and asylum seekers reaching Europe is facing a legal challenge over allegations that it has led to grave human rights violations against those crossing the Mediterranean, including torture and slavery. Seventeen survivors of a fatal incident in which a boat carrying migrants...

Asia’s Boat People: Smuggled or Trafficked?

Article reproduced with express permission of author. May 27 2015. BANGKOK— For years, oppressed Rohingya from Myanmar and impoverished Bangladeshis risked perilous sea journeys on rickety wooden boats in search of a better future. Many headed for Malaysia. In recent weeks, clandestine transit routes through Thailand have been shut down, and thousands of people who...

Press Release: Human Rights at Sea supporting efforts to locate migrant vessels abandoned at sea off Thailand

PRESS RELEASE IMMEDIATE LONDON. 14 May 2015. Human rights at Sea (HRAS) continues to work directly with organisations in SE Asia in the on-going matters of abandoned migrants abandoned at sea by traffickers, including Reuters. In the last 48 hours alongside Quintel Intelligence based in London and the leading news agency, HRAS has been...

Case Study: Human trafficking of Bangladeshi and Rohingya boat people in Thailand

BANGLADESHIS AND ROHINGYA BOATPEOPLE KIDNAPPED BY HUMAN TRAFFICKING GANGS TO BE SOLD INTO SLAVERY The figures of boatpeople recently discovered in captivity in Thailand reveal the extent of human trafficking between the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. In the space of three days, Thai authorities in Takuapa district discovered more than 130...

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