European Commission: Ten point action plan on migration

European Commission – Press release Joint Foreign and Home Affairs Council: Ten point action plan on migration Luxembourg, 20 April 2015 At a joint meeting of Foreign and Interior Ministers, chaired by High Representative / Vice-President Federica Mogherini and held in Luxembourg, Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Commissioner Avramopoulous presented a 10 point plan...

Workshop “From Mare Nostrum to Triton and the Way Forward to Deal with Migration in the Mediterranean Sea” – 15 May 2015, University of Naples, Italy

Call for stakeholder participants and completion of questionnaires   In preparation for the Workshop From Mare Nostrum to Triton and the Way Forward to Deal with Migration in the Mediterranean Sea, to be held on 15 May 2015 at the University of Naples, L’Orientale (Italy), stakeholder questionnaires have been prepared, in order to gain...

European and global operators of merchant ships and seafarers’ unions to urge EU Member States to take immediate collective action to address the growing humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean Sea

Photo Credit: TORM AS Brussels and London Wednesday 8 April 2015. Press release by the European Community Shipowners’ Association. THOUSANDS OF LIVES WILL BE LOST IN THE MEDITERRANEAN UNLESS EU GOVERNMENTS TAKE URGENT ACTION, SAY SHIPOWNER GROUPS AND SEAFARER UNIONS European and global operators of merchant ships have joined forces with seafarers’ unions to urge...

Appeal to Europe to take on the commitment to protect the rights and safety as a priority objective for the protection of migrants and the communities that host them.

Rome 12/02/2015. 3 October 2013: 366 confirmed dead; 10 February 2015: 300 confirmed dead. Amid other 3,363 victims – according to figures provided yesterday by the Italian Home Office with reference to the Mare Nostrum operation, replaced by Triton last January – as if to say that in front of such a humanitarian emergency...

The Migrant Offshore Aid Station joins with HRAS as a Supporting Entity

Human Rights at Sea is delighted to report that the Malta based Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) has joined HRAS as a Supporting Entity   As HRAS continues to grow and develop its international links with like-minded partners, direct engagement with the invaluable private migrant rescue work being led by the Catrambone family based out...

Joint Statement on Protection at Sea in the Twenty-First Century

      Joint Statement on Protection at Sea in the Twenty-First Century We are deeply concerned about the loss of life, injury, trauma and serious human rights violations affecting migrants, asylum-seekers and refugees traveling by sea. The situation is stretching rescue and reception infrastructure, as well as coast guard and navy resources, and affecting international...

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...

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...

HRAS Case Study: The Push Back Situation in Australia – Operation Sovereign Borders and “Stop the Boats”

THE PUSH BACK SITUATION IN AUSTRALIA A CASE STUDY ON HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES FOR INDONESIAN MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES TRYING TO SEEK REFUGE IN AUSTRALIA  Andrea Tang & David Hammond September 2014 PDF VERSION:    20140910-HRAS_Case_Study_The Push Back Situation in Australia   INTRODUCTION “This is a test of wills and Australia has lost. What counts...

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