We have attached a copy of Greenpeace Southeast Asia’s Briefing Paper on Ratifying and Implementing ILO Convention 188 in ASEAN Member States and the cover email below. Please click on the link to download a copy of the report.
Dear ASEAN Secretariat,
In October last year, Greenpeace Southeast Asia (GPSEA) started developing the Briefing Paper on Ratifying and Implementing ILO Convention 188 in ASEAN Member States. We also initiated email correspondence and virtual consultation meetings with the respective sectoral bodies: ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), the ASEAN Committee on Migrant Workers (ACMW), and the Senior Officials Meeting on Transnational Crimes (SOMTC). Alongside this, workshops were conducted to align views with fellow civil society organisations (CSO) and trade union colleagues.
The briefing paper is jointly submitted by 18 CSOs and trade unions and endorsed by 6 organisations, with the aim of having ASEAN member states join us to fight modern slavery at sea together at the regional level.
It is very unfortunate that none of the AICHR, ACMW, and SOMTC Brunei Darussalam leaders are able to join us in the online launch event due to other commitments. Nevertheless, we are submitting the briefing paper online by way of this email. Please find this document attached.
We really hope that this briefing paper will mark the beginning of further discussions and collaborations between CSOs, trade unions, and ASEAN to combat modern slavery at sea. Therefore, we are looking forward to hearing your response and views on the matter.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Asosiasi Pekerja Perikanan Indonesia (AP2I)
CSO Coalition for Ethical and Sustainable Seafood
Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF)
Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA)
Global Labor Justice – International Labor Rights Form (GLJ-ILRF)
Greenpeace Southeast Asia
Indonesia Ocean Justice Initiative (IOJI)
Lembaga Bantuan Hukum Bandung (LBH Bandung)
Oxfam International – Asia
Serikat Awak Kapal Perikanan Bersatu (Sakti) SULUT
Serikat Awak Kapal Transportasi Indonesia (SAKTI)
Serikat Buruh Migran Indonesia (SBMI)
Serikat Pekerja Perikanan Indonesia (SPPI)
Serikat Pelaut Sulawesi Utara (SPSU)
Stella Maris Manila
The Migrant Workers Rights Network (MWRN)
Verité Southeast Asia
Amnesty International – Indonesia
Destructive Fishing Watch (DFW)
Human Rights Working Group (HRWG)
Raks Thai Foundation
Solidaritas Perempuan (SP)