The World G18 Somalia diaspora organisation becomes the 41st Supporting Entity of Human Rights at Sea

The World G18 Somalia diaspora organisation has become the 41st Supporting Entity to the Human Rights at Sea initiative. HRAS Founder, David Hammond, said: “Through the UN Association’s Westminster branch, HRAS has been introduced to the World G18 Somalia organisation and which will support our work in Somalia to enable the spread of the Human Rights...

Human Rights at Sea becomes a Supporting Organisation for the London International Shipping Week 2015

Human Rights at Sea has become an official Supporting Organisation of the 2015 London International Shipping Week 7-11 September 2015. Of note, the Human Rights at Sea initiative was conceived during LISW 2013 where the underlying proposition that “Human rights apply at sea, as equally as they do on land” was first used. LISW Overview...

Case Study: Human trafficking of Bangladeshi and Rohingya boat people in Thailand

BANGLADESHIS AND ROHINGYA BOATPEOPLE KIDNAPPED BY HUMAN TRAFFICKING GANGS TO BE SOLD INTO SLAVERY The figures of boatpeople recently discovered in captivity in Thailand reveal the extent of human trafficking between the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. In the space of three days, Thai authorities in Takuapa district discovered more than 130...

Interview: Australia – The Hon. Scott Morrison MP Minister for Immigration and Border Protection

The Hon. Scott Morrison MP Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Turning back boats where safe to do so, stopping the boats to help Iraqis and Syrians, counter terrorism, National Mosque Open Day Monday, 27 October 2014 Interview with Kieran Gilbert, AM Agenda Sky News Programme  Kieran Gilbert: Minister Morrison thanks for your time....

Comment: Human Rights in Business and legal engagement by the maritime industry

 HRAS Founder, David Hammond, attended the International Bar Association (IBA) Conference in Tokyo to engage in the business and human rights forum as part of one of the IBA showcase seminars “We’re all human rights Lawyers now – the convergence of business and human rights and what it means for you”. The UN Guiding...

Human Traffickers using prison ships in the Slave Trade – Reuters Report

  Photo Credit: Bangladesh Coast Guard   Article reproduced from the Maritime Executive 22 October 2014 Original Copyright Reuters 2014 – Article   When Afsar Miae left his home near Teknaf in southern Bangladesh to look for work last month, he told his mother, “I’ll see you soon.” He said he expected to return that...

Australia: Children’s Rights at Sea: Detention of children by Australian Authorities

AUSTRALIA: REFUGEE CHILDREN IN DETENTION AN HRAS CASE STUDY Andrea Tang & David Hammond October 2014 Introduction “If children were treated in this way in Australia the child protection authorities would want to prosecute those who are looking after them” – Alistair Nicholson, Former Chief Justice of the Family Court Children, whether alone or...

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