Thai Union and Nestlé Launch Demonstration Boat to Promote Human Rights in Fishing Industry

Friday, December 15, 2017 – 10:00am NEWSROOM: Nestlé CONTENT: Press Release BANGKOK, December 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Thai Union Group PCL and Nestlé have launched a demonstration boat to promote the human rights of workers in the Thai fishing industry. The boat is the first of its kind in Thailand. The two companies, in collaboration with global non-profit Verité, renovated a standard Thai fishing boat, transforming it … Continue reading Thai Union and Nestlé Launch Demonstration Boat to Promote Human Rights in Fishing Industry

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

Thai fishing fleet moving to Indian ocean to avoid regulation

GREENPEACE PRESS RELEASE Thai fishing fleet moving to Indian ocean to avoid regulation, finds Greenpeace investigation Bangkok, 15 December 2016 – A 12-month investigation by Greenpeace Southeast Asia has found that Thailand’s overseas fishing fleets are intentionally shifting to remote waters in order to avoid fishing regulations. The investigation started seven months after the Associated Press released its expose on shocking human rights abuses on … Continue reading Thai fishing fleet moving to Indian ocean to avoid regulation

Press Release: Thailand must cease prosecution of human rights defenders

Human Rights at Sea is pleased to overtly support the case of Andy Hall in Thailand alongside a global coalition of organisations spanning civil society in order to continue to highlight the abuses in the wrongful application of the rule of law towards human rights defenders through their arrest, detention and prosecution. 110 signatures from 60 civil society organizations, 28 unions and worker organizations, 13 companies and … Continue reading Press Release: Thailand must cease prosecution of human rights defenders

Thailand prematurely upgraded in annual anti-trafficking report

PRESS RELEASE Immediate Thailand prematurely upgraded in annual anti-trafficking report Move unwarranted and could slow progress, according to international coalition (Washington, DC) – The U.S. State Department has removed Thailand from the lowest ranking in its annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report in a move that an international coalition of human rights, labor and environmental organizations said in a letter to U.S. Secretary of State … Continue reading Thailand prematurely upgraded in annual anti-trafficking report

The HRAS Interview: Steve Trent Co-founder of the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF)

  “In all my experience, over two decades, I cannot think of situations that I’ve seen where extreme violence has been as commonplace as it is in Thailand” _ Over fishing and Commonplace Violence in Thailand _ Read the Full Interview Continue reading The HRAS Interview: Steve Trent Co-founder of the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF)