Modern Slavery at Sea Thrives in Southeast Asia

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The fishing industry provides around sixty million people around the world with employment. Regrettably, the majority of them operate in developing countries, where fishing regulations are often insufficient and lack of compliance with the fishing laws puts fishers at risk of exploitation. Modern slavery at sea is one of the main threats to maritime security and a crime that represents a severe violation of human dignity. It is rooted in illegal and unreported fishing as these activities make it likely for human rights abuses to occur. Combating modern slavery is particularly challenging as it usually happens in international waters where…...

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Katarzyna Rybarczyk Katarzyna Rybarczyk is a Political Correspondent for Immigration Advice Service, an immigration law firm operating globally and providing legal aid to forcibly displaced persons. Through her articles, she aims to raise awareness about security threats worldwide and the challenges facing communities living in low and middle-income countries.