Bonny Ling

Floating Hells: Forced Labor of Migrant Workers on Taiwan’s Fishing Vessels

Efforts by the European Union, specifically under its illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing regulations in 2015, have brought a sharp focus on the employment conditions on Taiwanese fishing vessels and the climate of illegality that enables unsustainable fishing and labor abuses. This has shone a harsh light on the labor exploitation of migrants working on fishing vessels with a connection to Taiwan...
Bonny Ling

Bonny Ling

Dr. Bonny Ling (凌怡華) is a scholar and practitioner who works on international diplomacy and human rights. She has worked in the UN system and in international civil society. Her work first began in the Office of the UN High Commission for Human Rights in Geneva and followed by various international field assignments in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cyprus and Liberia. She holds a Ph.D in Law from the Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland Galway, M.Phil in Criminology from Cambridge University and MA in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Tufts University. Dr. Ling also consults as a legal analyst on responsible business conduct; and has served as an international election observer in East Timor and for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus region. Previously at the University of Zurich in Swizerland from 2014-2019, she is an independent scholar based in the UK and holds the position of Senior Research Fellow and Associate Lecturer at the Cambridge Centre for Applied Research in Human Trafficking for her work and research on human trafficking; [email protected]