Chinese Seafarers: An Invisible Group

  The HRAS Interview with Dr Pengfei Zhang – Chinese Seafarers: An Invisible Group The latest interview from the ‘HRAS Interview’ platform comes from Dr Pengfei Zhang where he discusses in detail the challenges of Chinese seafarers and the effects of international legislation which protects seafarers rights. In recent years, China has emerged as a...

Thai fishing fleet moving to Indian ocean to avoid regulation

GREENPEACE PRESS RELEASE Thai fishing fleet moving to Indian ocean to avoid regulation, finds Greenpeace investigation Bangkok, 15 December 2016 – A 12-month investigation by Greenpeace Southeast Asia has found that Thailand’s overseas fishing fleets are intentionally shifting to remote waters in order to avoid fishing regulations. The investigation started seven months after the...

Press Release: Thailand must cease prosecution of human rights defenders

  Human Rights at Sea is pleased to overtly support the case of Andy Hall in Thailand alongside a global coalition of organisations spanning civil society in order to continue to highlight the abuses in the wrongful application of the rule of law towards human rights defenders through their arrest, detention and prosecution. 110 signatures from...

eyeWitness to Atrocities app wins 2016 Innovation in Global Security Prize

The eyeWitness to Atrocities app has won the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) Prize for Innovation in Global Security – established to ‘recognise deserving individuals or organisations that have an innovative approach to addressing international security challenges’ and that demonstrate ‘excellence in new ideas.’ Only the second to be awarded, the prize was...

Case Study: New Zealand Foreign Charter Vessels Amendment Act in force – protecting fishers?

“Once vessels are flagged to New Zealand the full range of New Zealand law including employment relations and workplace health and safety law will automatically apply and be enforceable.” Hon NATHAN GUY (Minister for Primary Industries) 14 February 2013 Over the last decade, the New Zealand fishing industry has been shaken by a series...

May 17 – International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

IDAHOT – INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA AND TRANSPHOBIA “Mental Health and Well Being” www.dayagainsthomophobia.org Source: Stonewall   Since 2005, May 17th has been dedicated to IDAHOT (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia), marking the day in 1990 when the World Health Organisation removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders. In addition, Mental...

Thailand: First Court Hearing for Human Trafficking Case of Migrant Fishing Boat Workers

Press Release Trang Provincial Court Set First Court Hearing for Human Trafficking Case of  Migrant Fishing Boat Workers from Myanmar on 13 May 2016 Background On 21 October 2015, officers from the Anti-Human Trafficking Center, Department of Special Investigation (DSI) and local police officers plus civil society organizations have raided and rescued 11 Myanmar...

Press Release: Launch of new migrant film trailer ‘The Dead Sea’

PRESS RELEASE Launch of new migrant film trailer ‘The Dead Sea’ UK. 27 April 2016. Human Rights at Sea is delighted to be able to support the release of the new trailer for the forthcoming short film, ‘The Dead Sea‘, exploring the abuses suffered, privations and humanitarian issues for migrants travelling to Europe from North Africa. Often...

FINNWATCH: Serious gaps in social responsibility auditing schemes

PRESS RELEASE  – Public Serious gaps in social responsibility auditing schemes Finnwatch has today published a report comparing 16 social responsibility certification and auditing schemes used by companies that operate in Finland. Finnwatch criticised the schemes for ignoring workers’ views and for poor quality audits, shortcomings in transparency and the quality of criteria. The scheme...

Made in Taiwan: Government Failure and Illegal, Abusive and Criminal Fisheries

Greenpeace has released a new report. Made in Taiwan: Government Failure and Illegal, Abusive and Criminal Fisheries exposes human rights abuses, IUU fishing and endemic problems in Taiwan’s distant water fisheries, and outlines some of the failings we’ve observed with Taiwan’s Government and Fisheries Agency. The report is based on field investigations conducted in 2014...

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