The HRAS Interview with Abby McGill: Empowering Migrant Workers in Thailand

HRAS Interview: Empowering Migrant Workers in Thailand It is promising that the Thai government and big industry players like Costco are getting involved in the fight against human rights abuses in the Thai fishing industry, but there is more work to be done. For Abby McGill, that work focus is on empowering Thailand’s migrant...

Building a Rights Culture: How Workers can Lead Change in Thai Seafood

Photo credit: MWRN A joint publication by the International Labour Rights Forum (ILRF) and the Migrant Workers Rights Network (MWRN) Egregious labor rights abuses, including forced labor and human trafficking, have been documented across Thailand’s seafood sector in dozens of reports over more than a decade. Recently, unprecedented international attention on Thailand’s seafood industry,...

Human Trafficking: The Giant Ocean Case: Challenges in Securing Justice for Exploited Fishermen

USAID’s Counter Trafficking in Persons II (CTIP) Program launched its video “The Giant Ocean Case: Challenges in Securing Justice for Exploited Fishermen.” The 30-minute video exposes the human trafficking ring behind the former recruitment agency, Giant Ocean International Limited, convicted for human trafficking in Cambodia. It is one of the few cases worldwide where...

SE Asia migrant slow deaths at sea reported off Thailand

  Article first reported in Phuket Wan Tourism NewsPicture: HRAS. UPDATE We Beg for Your Help, Says Thirsty Boy as Passengers Weaken on Stranded Death Ship By Chutima Sidasathian and Alan Morison Wednesday, May 13, 2015. BANGKOK: An exhausted refugee on a stranded boat told Phuketwan today that life is slowly ebbing from the...

HRAS Alert: Potential that 1000’s of trafficked persons have been abandoned at sea in SE Asia

HUMAN RIGHTS AT SEA PRESS RELEASE IMMEDIATE London. 12 May 2015. Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) has become aware through direct reporting to the organisation of the emerging issue of trafficked persons and migrants abandoned at sea predominantly comprised of the persecuted Rohingya people in the vicinity of the northern part of the Malacca...

‘Liberty Asia’, the Hong Kong based anti-slavery organisation has joined HRAS to enable expansion into S E Asia

  Slavery occurs when a person is tricked, sold or forced into a highly exploitative, work-related situation, with little or no payment, or few options to escape because of fraudulent debt or threats of violence.   Trafficking or slavery? Whats the difference? Many forms of modern slavery involve human trafficking. ‘Human trafficking’ is commonly...

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