South Korea: Migrant fishermen subject to human rights violations, say NGO and IOM

Author: Advocates for Public Interest Law; International Organization for Migration, Published on: 13 February 2018



Migrant fishermen in South Korean fishing vessels are often subject to human rights violations, including human trafficking and forced labour, according to a report by Advocates for Public Interest Law and the International Organisation for Migration. The organisations identify weaknesses in the prevention of abuses during recruitment; the protection of migrant fishermen during employment; the prosecution of offenders: and international co-operation to tackle the problem.  

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