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
To end human rights abuse at sea
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Launched 4 April 2019
The Geneva Declaration on Human Rights at Sea©
The protection of human rights at sea rest on four fundamental principles:
1. Human rights apply at sea to exactly the same degree and extent that they do on land.
2. All persons at sea, without any distinction, are entitled to their human rights.
3. There are no maritime specific rules allowing derogation from human rights.
4. All human rights established under treaty and customary international law must be respected at sea.
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Human Rights at Sea International (HRASi) Ltd
The Charity's non-profit Human Rights Consultancy
Independent, discreet and trusted internal, public and CSR reports, investigations and advocacy support to maritime stakeholders on a paid-for basis.
All profits reinvested into the Charity to ensure sustainability
“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.”
“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
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.