Exploitation in the Indonesian fishing industry
A new study has revealed the dramatic extent of human exploitation in the Indonesian fishing industry, having documented the experiences of over 1,800 people rescued from forced labour or slavery.
The research was carried out jointly by International Organisation for Migration -Indonesia, the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries and CTPSR’s maritime security team, and is presented in this new report.
The study documents the experiences of over 1,800 people rescued from forced labour or slavery by the IOM and Indonesian authorities. Researchers profiled these domestic and foreign victims of trafficking and explored the factors and conditions which enabled their recruitment and exploitation. The research highlights the extent of the transnational nature of these maritime crimes and shows how the lack of human security ashore increases the vulnerability of individuals in a most brutal way.
The study concludes with key policy recommendations including the urgent need to enhance international, regional and inter-agency information-sharing and co-operation and the prioritisation of compliance with human rights regulations.
This study represents one of the most significant indications to date that shortcomings in maritime security policy are leading to coastal communities and
vulnerable individuals being exposed to transnational organised crime networks. We hope our joint efforts with KKP and IOM are able to put this issue firmly on the international agenda, raising awareness and building capacity in Indonesia to further support the authorities to tackle the crisis effectively.
For more information, please contact the Centre's Dr Ioannis Chapsos
Coventry University Research on Africa Seminar (CURAS 2018)
Across many departments and research centres in Coventry University are researchers undertaking varied and sometimes interdisciplinary research projects on Africa that aligns with the research interest and agendas of other fellow researchers. Thus, the idea behind CURAS 2018 is to bring together researchers in Coventry University undertaking research in Africa.
Refugee resettlement: global dynamics, local challenges
Around 22.5 million people around the world have been displaced across international borders by armed conflict, persecution or human rights violations. UNHCR estimates that two thirds of this population have been living in long-term, protracted displacement. For this Breakfast Briefing, Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre with the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations invite you to a discussion on the global dynamics and local challenges of refugee resettlement. We will ask; what is it like to be a refugee undergoing resettlement?
Grassroots to Global: Development from Below
The Global Development Research Group at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR) at Coventry University is pleased to announce a call for papers for their forthcoming academic conference entitled “Grassroots to Global: Development from Below”. This one-day conference will bring together academics, practitioners and policy-makers from across disciplines, focusing on development practice at grassroots level and implications for global development discourse.