Our Mission

To explicitly raise awareness, implementation and accountability of human rights provisions throughout the maritime environment, especially where they are currently absent, ignored or being abused

Our Vision

To end human rights abuse at sea

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  “HRAS provided the European Maritime Law Annual conference participants with a timely reminder of the human cost of not supporting human rights at sea and we ignore them at our peril.”

Sarah Murray

European Maritime Law Organisation

“HFW is delighted that the work of Human Rights at Sea has been recognised through the achievement of registered charity status. Having worked with HRAS from its inception, we fully support its aims and believe that recognition by the Charity Commission is a true reflection of the hard work and dedication of those involved in progressing this important cause. We look forward to supporting HRAS through the next stage of their development.”

Holman Fenwick Willan LLP

‘This year we have been delighted to partner with the organisation ‘Human Rights at Sea’ as one of the projects upon which our students in our Human Rights Law Clinic worked. The Human Rights Law Clinic enables students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, to team with an external organisation and practitioners, to carry out research for them which will be of benefit in their work. It provides the students with real-life practical application of their developing legal knowledge and gives them an opportunity to enhance their legal research and analytical skills. The students benefit enormously from the work and have found it stimulating and enjoyable’.


Professor Rachel Murray

Professor of International Human Rights Law; Director of the Human Rights Implementation Centre (HRIC)

Respected Sir. Very happy to say you that today all outstanding wages credited to our accounts. This is happened due to your prompt intervention. This is a great job done by you. There is no words to express our gratitude to you. You and your charity are helping a lots to Seamen around the world. Hope we will get the same support from you in future and whenever we need. Once again many many thanks to you and your Charity.

Gautam Kumar Mahato (Chief Officer) Mr.Akhilesh (EO) Mr. Babel (CE)

Crew of MT Sea Princess

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