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Delivery of Report of the International Conference on Human Rights Protection in Fishing Industry

On 15 May 2017, the Belgian Ambassador His Excellency Patrick Herman visited FIHRRST's office to receive the report on the International Conference on Human Rights Protection in the Fishing Industry that was held on 27 March 2017. FIHRRST Co-founders, Marzuki Darusman and James Kallman were on hand to make the presentation and thanked the Ambassador for the support from the Belgian Government on the protection of Human Rights in the Indonesian fishing industry. During the visit, the implementation plan of the ministerial regulation on the fisheries human rights certification, FIHRRST's activities in general, and possible areas for future coll…

A Mental Revolution Washing Ashore With The Tide

This article was published in The Jakarta Post paper edition, April 11th 2017, written by FIHRRST Co-founder, H.S. Dillon. The International Conference on Human Rights Protection in the Fishery Industry hosted by the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry on March 27 provided an opportunity for Minister Susi Pudjiastuti to lay out the thinking behind the new regulations she has introduced. The horrific reality and practice of modern day slavery in Benjina and Ambon that the Associated Press laid bare two years ago had to be addressed, of course, but not a knee-jerk reaction to appear to be taking action. The whole process of exploitation of…

Rising to the challenge on human rights

This article was published in The Jakarta Post paper edition, Mar 4th 2017, written by our Founders, Marzuki Darusman and Makarim Wibisono.The government of France, Indonesia‚Äôs Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry, and Bandung Mayor Ridwan Kamil may appear to have little in common, but today we salute them all for having risen to the challenge, each in their own way having struck a blow in championing human rights. As founders of the Association For International Human Rights Reporting Standards (FIHRRST) AISBL we are only too well aware of the difficulties encountered by those trying to ensure that human rights really are respected. To…

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