London. UK. The Geneva Declaration on Human Rights at Sea, together with its Annexes, is currently in the final stages of drafting for publication. The Declaration is a soft-law instrument that highlights the applicable rules and standards to be maintained in defence of fundamental human rights at sea. It reflects existing law and, importantly, does not attempt to generate any new legal obligations for States. It is intended, therefore, as a guide to enhance compliance with the law as it stands deliberately focusing on practical means of applying Human Rights standards throughout the maritime environment.
Press Release Wednesday 2 August 2021 London. UK. Steven Haines, Professor of Public International Law at the University of Greenwich, London, and Trustee of Human Rights at Sea has published an article titled ‘Developing Human Rights at Sea’ as part of the Ocean Yearbook Volume 35 Issue 1 which is now available to download via Open...
Press Release Tuesday 27 July 2021 LONDON.UK. HRAS partner, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform reported today that another fatal accident recently took place at the ship recycling yards of Aliağa, Turkey. On 12 July, Yılmaz Demir (55 years old) and Oğuz Taşkın (30 years old) were onboard the cruise ship CARNIVAL INSPIRATION when they were suddenly caught by flames. Yılmaz died...
Yesterday the EU Rapporteur on Frontex, Mrs. Tineke Strik published her Report on the fact-finding investigation on Frontex concerning alleged fundamental rights violations, including in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.
SOS MEDITERRANEE chartered ship Ocean Viking still waiting to hear from the Italian and Maltese Maritime authorities on a place of safety for disembarkation of the 572 survivors, including children who are stranded on board the ship since early July.
Following six rescue operations in the Maltese and Libyan search and rescue regions since last Thursday (July 1st), the Ocean Viking, SOS MEDITERRANEE search and rescue vessel is caring for 572 survivors, including 183 minors, who urgently need to disembark in a Place of Safety in accordance with international law.
London. UK. Today marks the Day of the Seafarer, an annual IMO-led day that aims to recognise the vital role seafarers make to our everyday lives. During the COVID-19 pandemic, seafarers have undertaken what amount to be heroic efforts to continue providing the world with the goods it needs while they have been often ignored, have been failed to be repatriated in a timely manner and have had their contracts often extended in excess of legal norms. This year's theme is a fair future for seafarers, but with a following question to be asked: "Can this can be achieved?
London. UK. The question of what the UK Government is doing to protect human rights at sea was raised as an oral question by Human Rights at Sea Patron, Lord Teverson of Tregony, in the UK Parliament yesterday and was discussed in the House of Lords for the first time.
London, UK. Human Rights at Sea today publishes its Impact Report for the seventh year of charitable NGO work and activities in raising global awareness of human rights abuses at sea to drive institutional, legislative and policy change and better protections for the lives of those living, working, transiting and otherwise operating in the maritime environment.
London. UK. Human Rights at Sea is pleased to formally announce the further expansion of its Board of Trustees with the addition of four new appointments in the key role of strategic oversight and governance for the day-to-day running of the charitable NGO and its global activities.
London, UK. On the occasion of the Annual United Nations World Oceans Day, themed Ocean: Life and Livelihoods, Human Rights at Sea and global law firm Shearman & Sterling LLP will hold a webinar entitled “Confronting the Human Rights Crisis in Fisheries: How Arbitration Can Improve Fishers’ Access to Justice” on 8 June 2021, 13:00 CET.
Yrhen Bernard Sabanal Balinis, HRAS Advisory Board Member, offers a powerful take on how young maritime professionals can flourish and grow in their profession by cultivating their 'assertiveness' skills.
The 1st Global Conference for Seafarer Mental Health and Wellbeing will bring together global leaders and key stakeholders from the maritime sector who are actively involved and have a keen interest in discussing practical solutions to improving seafarer mental health and wellbeing
UN launch voluntary guidelines to protect seafarers’ human rights amid COVID-19 crew change crisis
ROPEL, a new social media and recruitment platform designed for seafarers has launched version 2.0 of its service after a successful crowdfunding campaign.