London. UK. Human Rights at Sea is delighted to welcome Charlotte Rumbol to the post of Executive Administrator to the NGO's Senior Leadership Team in support of the ongoing expansion of core staff roles reflecting the increasing levels of global engagement with the organisation's work.
London. UK. Dr Elizabeth Mavropoulou provides a detailed commentary on one of the contemporary challenges that international law is facing today in protecting, monitoring, and enforcing human rights at sea.
London. UK. On World Human Rights Day 2021, Human Rights at Sea publishes an independent review chronicling an ongoing humanitarian crisis at sea and the continued violation of seafarers’ human and labour rights.
London. UK. Recent rescue operations carried out in the central Mediterranean reinforce the fatal consequences of European member States’ failure to assist migrants and refugees, according to German NGO Sea-Watch.
London. UK. Human Rights at Sea is delighted to welcome Emma Foley to the role of Head of Development. Emma will lead on all aspects of fundraising, communications, and international growth for the organisation. She joins us with an extensive background in development in both the private and civil sectors.
London. UK. / Brisbane. Australia. The movement of an internationally displaced community of I-Kiribati seafarers has been expedited by recent travel arrangements, but full repatriation remains tentative for many.
London. UK. / Brisbane. Australia. As the effort to repatriate a stranded community of I-Kiribati seafarers accelerates, pressure is mounting on the Kiribati government to facilitate the return of its citizens.
Press Release 18 November 2021 London. UK. / Port of Albany, Western Australia. A growing network of Port Welfare Committees around the Australian coastline has been strengthened by the recent establishment of a new committee in the Port of Albany, Western Australia. Raising the total number of operational committees in Australia to thirteen, the latest addition...
London. UK. The Lloyds List article 'Maersk suspends crew after rape allegation involving cadet' has rightly challenged the current narrative and stigmas around reporting sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and intimidation of young seafarers set against a background of apparent industry indifference reflecting a collective malaise on the topic.
London. UK. / Bunbury Port. Western Australia. A vision to reinvigorate Australia’s network of Port Welfare Committees is stimulating discussion surrounding the evolving needs of seafarers, and how maritime welfare organisations can maximise their support.
London. UK. World Maritime Day is celebrated annually on 30 September with a new theme. This year it is framed as "Seafarers: at the core of shipping's future" which seems ironic that something so obvious (workers enabling businesses to operate) is being so positioned and promoted in 2021.
London. UK. / Brisbane, Australia. A globally dispersed community of seafarers from Kiribati are at the epicentre of an arduous struggle for repatriation following their displacement during the crew change crisis. Human Rights at Sea has today published a case review addressing their future in the global shipping industry following peer review.
LONDON. UK. In the past months, Human Rights at Sea along with in-country partners, has been discreetly pursuing its Maritime Levy Campaign in Australia. This is focused on following-up on recent State-level success in New Zealand updating national legislation for all seafarer welfare centers to be sustainably funded through a dedicated maritime levy contribution.
London. UK. / Constanza, Romania. The stranded Panamanian flagged MV ALI BEY (IMO 9070515) crew who have been abandoned and detained alongside Constanza port in Romania since 30 November 2020 without wage payment and suffering challenging conditions onboard have provided Human Rights at Sea with updated video testimony as to their position which amounts to a bleak outlook.
London. UK. Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) has worked with Wesfarmers, one of Australia's largest-listed companies, to improve contractual safeguards within head agreements with shipping carriers. This work was recently reported in the release of the Wesfarmers Modern Slavery Statement for 2021.