Hidden Chains: Rights Abuses and Forced Labor in Thailand’s Fishing Industry

by Human Rights Watch, 2018

148 pp. 28.8 MB

Despite several years of highly publicized efforts to address problems in the Thai fishing industry, the Thai government has not taken the steps necessary to end forced labor and other serious abuses on fishing boats. This report documents forced labor and other human rights abuses in the Thai fishing sector. It identifies poor working conditions, recruitment processes, terms of employment, and industry practices that put already vulnerable migrant workers into abusive situations – and often keep them there. It assesses government efforts to address labor rights violations and other mistreatment of migrant fishers.

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