Tag Archives: trafficking

The Outlaw Ocean: Reports on modern-day #slavery at sea


 New York Times Reporter Ian Urbina has contacted me to bring attention to his investigative research on the work of seafarers globally and the human rights and labor abuses they face on the high seas. As recent reports in particular … Continue reading

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New #ILO Protocol on Forced Labour adopted


Non-binding, informal processes, “best practices”, “voluntary” frameworks – all fine and good. But once more, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has demonstrated to be the place where legally binding agreements that benefit labour migrants can be reached. During its annual … Continue reading

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#PGA2014 goes Catwalk: Fashion vs. Human Trafficking #GFMD2014 (with gallery ;)


#PGA2014 goes Catwalk: Fashion vs. Human Trafficking #GFMD2014 (with gallery J The concept might have raised a few eyebrows beforehand, but the workshop and catwalk show on “The Role of Fashion in Shaping Migrant & Labour Rights” brought some serious … Continue reading

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Enlarged Common Space at the GFMD, but still room for improvement


  “One step forward, one step back” was my overall assessment of the GFMD in Athens * – referring to attempts towards better interaction between Civil Society and Governments on the plus, and a major lack of transparency on the … Continue reading

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