Indian seafarers unlawfully detained in Kuwait

Human Rights at Sea has been informed via the NGO Justice Upheld of the case of four Indian seafarers under house arrest in Kuwait and unlawfully detained since 13 May 2013. The case also raises the issue of the subjugation of seafarers under the Kafala System.  Human Rights at Sea is now supporting the case. The case has been reported by the NGO on its own … Continue reading Indian seafarers unlawfully detained in Kuwait

Hard-hitting film: Human rights abuses in Libyan detention centres

Hard-hitting film for migrants in Libyan detention centres https://vimeo.com/167751473 – based on testimonies. Supported by Human Rights at Sea in its development.   Help us continue our valuable international work exposing abuses at sea. Thank you.       Continue reading Hard-hitting film: Human rights abuses in Libyan detention centres

MV Liberty Prrudencia: a gross failure in protecting seafarers’ rights

Original Lloyds List & The Maritime Executive OP-ED I have great respect for the mental and physical tenacity of the remaining 13 Indian crew of the Liberty Prrudencia. At the time of writing, they remain effectively abandoned by the owners in Zhoushan, China, having been paid just one month’s wages in six months, but to date have steadfastly refused to bow down to pressure exerted to … Continue reading MV Liberty Prrudencia: a gross failure in protecting seafarers’ rights

Escaping the Tiger, Then Meeting the Crocodile: Interview with Phil Robertson of Human Rights Watch

HRAS Interview: Escaping the Tiger, Then Meeting the Crocodile Thousands of migrant workers from Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos cross the border into Thailand each year. They trade poverty at home for the possibility of relative prosperity abroad. A Thai proverb – escaping from the tiger, then meeting the crocodile – describes the fate of many. Human Rights at Sea spoke to Phil Robertson, on the … Continue reading Escaping the Tiger, Then Meeting the Crocodile: Interview with Phil Robertson of Human Rights Watch

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 workers. McGill is responsible for coordinating campaigns around labor exploitation in … Continue reading The HRAS Interview with Abby McGill: Empowering Migrant Workers in Thailand