Case filed against Greece in Strasbourg Court over Criminalising Search and Rescue

Press Release  April 23rd  2019 London.UK. Not-for-profit organisation Team Humanity’s founder Salam Aldeen through the representation of the Global Legal Action Network, have decided to take the Greek government to the Strasbourg Court, to held them accountable for the legal ordeal they have put Salam Aldeen and his crew through since 14th January 2016,...

FishWise launches the Roadmap for Improving Seafood Ethics (RISE) 

Press Release 23rd March 2019 LONDON.UK. FishWise, a non-profit sustainable seafood consultancy and long term partner of Human Rights at Sea in the seafood supply chains has launched the Roadmap for Improving Seafood Ethics (RISE) . About Rise: Businesses are increasingly held accountable for labor conditions throughout their supply chains, meaning they need to understand existing risks and...

HRAS Trustee Steven Haines’ lecture on International Law of the Sea and the emerging debate of human rights at sea

Press Release  15th March 2019 London.UK. Professor Steven Haines, Trustee of Human Rights was invited to give a lecture at the University of Westminster on his latest research on the oceans governance “Beyond the Grotian Era: The Quest for Lawful Seas”. The event was co-organised by the International Law at Westminster Research Cluster and...

Abandoned Indian Seafarer Family Statement on behalf of Captain Swaminathan

Press Release 8 March 2019 Abandonment. A Pattern of Human Rights Abuse. “I just want him home. I want his safety and I want him back” Mumbai, India. Human Rights at Sea today publishes the first of a series of follow-up family focused case studies for those Indian seafarers still abandoned, some reportedly for over...

HRAS publishes Briefing Note on Criminalisation of Civil Society SAR Activities in the Mediterranean

Press Release 26th February 2019 London. UK.  Human Rights at Sea has published a new Briefing Note on the ‘Legal and Policy Matters Arising from the Increased Criminalisation of the Civil Society Search and Rescue Activities in the Mediterranean’. This is the second publication on the issue of the increasing levels of criminalisation of civil...

Anastasia Papapetrou joins the Human Rights at Sea Internship Programme

Press Release  25th February 2019 London.UK.  Anastasia Papapetrou recently joined Human Rights at Sea’s Internship Programme to conduct remote legal research on the topic of Criminalisation of Maritime Search and Rescue, and other matters in support of the charity’s on-going advocacy work. Anastasia’s  internship with Human Rights at Sea is kindly supported by The...

Shadi Elserafy: The Smuggling of Migrants across the Mediterranean Sea: States’ Responsibilities and Human Rights

Press Release 8th January 2019 Legal Research Programme London. UK. Under the established Legal Research Programme, Human Rights at Sea today publishes Mr. Shadi Elserafy’s thesis written in fulfilment of his Masters Degree in Peace and Conflict Transformation for the University of Tromso, The Arctic University of Norway. The Thesis is a doctrinal study on...

HRAS publishes new legal research paper on Business and Human Rights

PRESS RELEASE 6th December 2018 London.UK. Human Rights at Sea publishes its latest legal research paper on maritime business and human rights as part of its ongoing legal research programme. The paper  titled ‘A UN Convention on Business and Human Rights. How it would look like for the maritime sector: legal and practical implications‘, is authored...

HRAS Comments from Geneva on the status of the SAR NGO vessel Aquarius

PRESS RELEASE Tuesday 04 December 2018   Geneva. On November 30th, the Swiss Parliament has responded to a parliamentary inquiry on the possibility of letting the Aquarius, search-and-rescue (SAR) ship run by SOS Méditerranée and Médecins sans Frontières, denying the vessel to sail under the Swiss flag. The issue has stirred a national debate in the country...

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