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UNHCR, IOM, IMO, UNODC and OHCHR Joint Statement on Protection at Sea in the Twenty-First Century

UNHCR, IOM, IMO, UNODC and OHCHR Joint Statement on Protection at Sea in the Twenty-First Century 10 December 2014

We are deeply concerned about the loss of life, injury, trauma and serious human rights violations affecting migrants, asylum-seekers and refugees traveling by sea. 392 more words

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Human Rights Watch - Thailand: Don't Supply Prisoners to Fishing Boats

For Immediate Release Thailand: Don’t Supply Prisoners to Fishing Boats End Pervasive Abuse in Fishery Sector

(New York, December 11, 2014) – Thailand’s military government should cancel a plan to encourage prisoners to work on fishing boats given the widespread abuses in the Thai fishery sector, Human Rights Watch said today. 736 more words

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ICS responds to migrant crisis with guidelines for large scale rescue operations at sea

ICS RESPONDS TO MIGRANT CRISIS WITH GUIDELINES FOR LARGE SCALE RESCUE OPERATIONS AT SEA

In response to the continuing crisis in the Mediterranean, necessitating commercial ships to rescue tens of thousands of migrants and refugees during 2014, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published new Guidance on Large Scale Rescue Operations at Sea, which can be downloaded free of charge via the ICS website. 390 more words

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New Zealand anti-slavery campaigner receives award

“Mr. Daren Coulston has dedicated years to fighting slavery in the New Zealand fishing industry – the majority of this work has been without financial compensation or recognition. 198 more words

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Invisible Chains

Hello my fellow travelers.  Tonight I’m writing with a dark invitation.

But first, please forgive my long, long silence.  It has been a season of “overwhelmed” for me, but that is not necessarily a bad state… for a season.   327 more words