Thai Prison Labour Plan attracts international media attention.

The joint letter from 45 NGOs and international human rights organisations to the Thai Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, asking him to end a pilot project to recruit prisoners from Thailand’s correctional facilities to fill a labor shortage in the fishing industry, has drawn significant international media attention. The following are some of the identified links...

Human Rights at Sea review and commentary to ECtHR judgment on award of damages to convicted pirates

  HRAS LEGAL REVIEW & COMMENTARY ________  The European Court of Human Rights finds detention of apprehended pirates by France to be a violation of their right to liberty and security because of a delay in judicial process. ________ Elisabeth Mavropoulou LLM David Hammond, Barrister & Founder Human Rights at Sea International Initiative 1...

Human Rights at Sea End of Year Message

Human Rights at Sea End of Year Message   Since its launch on 3 April 2014, the Human Rights at Sea initiative has developed well beyond the expectations of the HRAS founding team and all those involved in establishing what is a new, independent and internationally focused human rights platform that explicitly addresses issues...

Missing Seafarers: Tunante II crew lost at sea off Brazil

As the Christmas period approaches, Human rights at Sea highlights on behalf of the families of the 4 man crew of the 12.5m Tunante II, that the yacht remains lost at sea off the eastern coast of Brazil since 26 August 2014. The crew comprise Alejandro Vernero, Horacio Robert Morales, Jorge Benozzi and y Mauro...

Human Rights and Law Enforcement at Sea: Arrest, Detention and Transfer of Piracy Suspects

Human Rights and Law Enforcement at Sea: Arrest, Detention and Transfer of Piracy Suspects Anna Petrig, Human Rights and Law Enforcement at Sea: Arrest, Detention and Transfer of Piracy Suspects, Brill / Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2014, hardback, 500 pages. BUY HERE Content of the book Law enforcement at sea has become an increasingly important...

The Law Society of England and Wales joins HRAS as a Supporting Entity

Human Rights at Sea is delighted to be able to announce that the Law Society of England and Wales has agreed to become a Supporting Entity of the HRAS initiative and its human rights work in the maritime sector. HRAS Founder, David Hammond, said: “Receiving this superb news from Sarah Smith,     the Law Society’s Human Rights...

Human Rights Watch – Thailand: Don’t Supply Prisoners to Fishing Boats

For Immediate Release Thailand: Don’t Supply Prisoners to Fishing Boats  End Pervasive Abuse in Fishery Sector (New York, December 11, 2014) – Thailand’s military government should cancel a plan to encourage prisoners to work on fishing boats given the widespread abuses in the Thai fishery sector, Human Rights Watch said today. On December 4,...

The success of the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS)

    MOAS – MIGRANT OFFSHORE AID STATION   A Story to tell by Elizabeth Mavropoulou Introduction Most people will remember the immense tragedy following the shipwreck of a boat carrying 500 migrants, most of them Eritreans and Somalis, from Africa to Europe that sank off the southern Italian island of Lampeduza, taking with...

ICS responds to migrant crisis with guidelines for large scale rescue operations at sea

  ICS RESPONDS TO MIGRANT CRISIS WITH GUIDELINES FOR LARGE SCALE RESCUE OPERATIONS AT SEA In response to the continuing crisis in the Mediterranean, necessitating commercial ships to rescue tens of thousands of migrants and refugees during 2014, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published new Guidance on Large Scale Rescue Operations at...

HRAS welcomes Seafarers Rights International new ‘App’ for seafarers

NEW APP FROM SEAFARERS’ RIGHTS INTERNATIONAL PROVIDES A LIFELINE FOR SEAFARERS Seafarers facing legal problems can now obtain immediate information concerning their rights, wherever they are in the world, with a new app formally launched by Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI) after three months of user testing. Deirdre Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of SRI said: “Seafarers...

Human Rights at Sea receives Seafarers UK funding for flagship ‘Missing Seafarers & Fishers Reporting Programme’

PRESS RELEASE 3 December 2014 Seafarers UK funding kick-starts development of an international register of missing seafarers David Hammond (left), founder of Human Rights at Sea meets Barry Bryant, Director General, Seafarers UK   Seafarers UK is pleased to announce a grant in support of Human Rights at Sea (HRAS), a not-for-profit resource for...

Cargo Security Intelligence HRAS Article – November 2014 Edition

  Cargo Security Intelligence article covering HRAS development can be found HERE Reproduced with kind permission. Cargo Security Intelligence offers an incisive and dynamic approach to news gathering and feature writing on cargo security and safety within the challenging and technologically innovative maritime and port environments. CSI MAGAZINE This authoritative journal is essential reading...

The Fishermen’s Mission joins Human Rights at Sea as a Supporting Entity expanding the HRAS message into the fishing community

The Fishermen’s Mission has joined the Human Rights at Sea initiative as the latest Supporting Entity and partner in advancing human rights provisions and awareness on behalf of both the UK fishing industry and world-wide where able. HRAS Founder, David Hammond said: “The support of the UK fishing community through The Fishermen’s Mission means that...

ISWAN joins the HRAS network of Supporting Entities

Human Rights at Sea is delighted to welcome the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) to the HRAS organisation and expanding network, making ISWAN the 43rd Supporting Entity to assist in the global development of the HRAS initiative. The International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network is an organisation that promotes seafarers welfare worldwide...

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