New Policy Brief on Search and Rescue exposes EU countries disregard for human life and Frontex involvement in maritime pushbacks

Human Rights at Sea today issues a new civil society policy briefing critically reviewing EU Member States and the European Border and Coastguard Agency (Frontex) policies and practices in undertaking search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea.

Survivors of deadly Mediterranean migrant crossing share testimonies in new publication

For migrants and refugees fleeing adversity in Libya, the dangerous Central Mediterranean Sea is the only way to reach safety the only passage to safety. Victims and Survivors of the world’s deadliest migration route share their stories of fear, suffering and hope, in the latest publication from Human Rights at Sea.

UK House of Lords UNCLOS Inquiry. How to protect human rights at sea.

LONDON. UK.  Yesterday, the House of Lords International Relations and Defence Select Committee received additional expert evidence from Dr Sofia Galani, Assistant Professor in Public International Law, Panteion University, Greece, and Professor Natalie Klein of the Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales, Australia, covering the emerging issue of the lack of application of human rights at sea under the UNCLOS regime.

Geneva Declaration on Human Rights at Sea Drafting Team Update

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.

‘Developing Human Rights at Sea’ available via Open Access of the Ocean Yearbook 35th Edition

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...

Shipbreaking in Turkey results in two deaths

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...

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