Trafficked at sea. The exploitation of Ukrainian seafarers and fishers 2012
International Organization for Migration (IOM) and NEXUS Institute, 2013, 140 pages
This NEXUS Institute-authored study explores the issue of trafficking at sea through the experiences of 46 Ukrainian seafarers and fishers trafficked to Russia, Turkey and South Korea, on vessels under flags from Panama and Russia. The paper considers ways that anti-trafficking policies and programmes can increasingly take into account the experiences and needs of trafficked seafarers and fishers. This study is focused on Ukrainian unique experiences and context and it signals different sites of vulnerability and experiences and, by implication, different intervention needs and opportunities. The study also highlights that efforts to address trafficking in the seafaring and fishing sectors need to pay careful attention and seek to respond to this complexity and diversity.
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