Why you should care Because the problem of forced labor extends far beyond World Cup stadiums. It was a Wednesday afternoon in August 2017 and dozens of people were lining up on the platform of Noor Bank metro station, in Dubai. As the train approached, a man jumped in front of it. The police report.. read more →

The Supreme Court of Thailand on Thursday affirmed a previous ruling in a landmark test case that 14 migrant workers from Myanmar be awarded Bt1.7 million to compensate for rights violations perpetrated against them by Thammakaset chicken farm in Lopburi province. The court dismissed Thammakaset’s second appeal requesting a compensation order made in August 2016.. read more →

Thailand’s seafood industry has supplied the global market with about $7 billion dollars annually. WASHINGTON DC — Thailand’s seafood industry has supplied the global market with about $7 billion dollars annually. Half of that is shrimp products destined for supermarkets in the US, Europe, and Japan. The shrimp industry needs lots of manpower and has absorbed.. read more →

ASEAN’s new convention against human trafficking is noteworthy progress on an issue that plagues Southeast Asia. But without a focus on prevention, trafficking won’t stop, writes Ruji Auethavornpipat.  On 6 February, the Philippines became the sixth member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to ratify the ASEAN Convention Against Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women.. read more →

Migrant workers making goods for the global electronics brands claim they are trapped and exploited in Malaysia Samsung and Panasonic, two of the world’s leading electronics brands, are facing allegations that workers in their supply chains are being duped, exploited and underpaid in Malaysia. The two companies have launched investigations into allegations of abuse made.. read more →