NGOs Urge EU to Keep Thai Feet to Fire …

A wide coalition of human rights, labor and environmental organizations is asking the European Commission to continue pressure on Thailand to end notorious abuses including outright slavery in the country’s fishing industry. The coalition, of 29 different organizations ranging from the AFL-CIO to Greenpeace to Human Rights Watch to international legal and other entities are urging the EU to extend its “yellow card” designation for at least another six months to force Bangkok to implement an action plan that goes beyond legal reforms and focuses “effective enforcement to ensure substantial, measurable progress toward legal, sustainable and ethical fisheries products and the protection of the rights of all workers.”

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