UK Anti Slavery Day – 18 October 2018

Press Release  Thursday 18 October 2018 Immediate London.UK. Today, Thursday 18th of October is Anti-Slavery Day in the UK.  While many may think slavery is a thing of the past, modern slavery is estimated to be a £115 billion industry. Human trafficking is an intertwined issue with modern slavery, with the ILO estimating 21 million...

HRAS launches the third of three educational videos on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in the Maritime Environment – Part 3 Maritime Business & Human Rights: Corporate Actions

Press Release Immediate Tuesday 9 October 2018 London.UK. Today, Human Rights at Sea launches the third and final in its series of freely available educational films and accompanying infographics on the United Nations (UN) Guiding Principles on Business and their application in the Maritime Environment. The film has been produced by Marlins, a leading crewing and maritime...

Human Rights at Sea announces Anna Jakobsen as speaker for the International Maritime Human Rights Conference

Press Release Immediate Friday 5th of October 2018 London.UK. Human Rights at Sea are delighted to announce Anna Jakobsen as the next speaker for the International Maritime Human Rights conference 2018 Anna Jakobsen is a Senior Manager in EY’s sustainable business practice and has been advising clients on sustainability issues for over 15 years....

Human Rights at Sea announces Nikolas Evangelides as speaker for the International Maritime Human Rights Conference

Press Release Immediate Friday 27 September 2018 London.UK.  Human Rights at Sea has announced Nikolas Evangelides as the latest speaker in the lineup for the International Human Rights Conference 2018. Nikolas Evangelides is a Senior Associate with The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Ending Illegal Fishing Project, working on EU engagement and Brussels-based NGO partnerships. A European...

HRAS launches the second of three educational videos on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in the Maritime Environment – Part 2 Access to Effective Remedy

Press Release Immediate Tuesday 25 September 2018 London.UK. Today, Human Rights at Sea launches the second in its series of freely available educational films and accompanying infographics on the United Nations (UN) Guiding Principles on Business and their application in the Maritime Environment. The film has been produced by Marlins, a leading crewing and maritime educational training...

HRAS launches the first of three educational videos on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in the Maritime Environment

Press Release Immediate Monday 17 September 2018 London.UK. Today, Human Rights at Sea launches the first in its series of freely available educational films and accompanying infographics on the United Nations (UN) Guiding Principles on Business and their application in the Maritime Environment. The film has been produced by Marlins, a leading crewing and maritime educational training...

NGO Shipbreaking Platform Publishes List of Ships Dismantled Worldwide Revealing Human Rights Abuses

  PRESS RELEASE 20 January 2018 Brussels, 20 January 2018. The NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes today its list of ships dismantled worldwide in 2017 in tidal beaches of South East Asia revealing the shipping industry’s irresponsible shipbreaking practices and a series of human rights and labour abuses, including loss of life, at shipbreaking yards....

Press Release: Ethical Corporation partners with Human Rights at Sea

PRESS RELEASE Immediate Human Rights at Sea is very pleased to announce that it has partnered with the Ethical Corporation for development of the profile of charity’s work in the international business sector for matters concerning human rights in the maritime environment. Liam Dowd, Managing Director of Ethical Corporation, said of the partnership with...

Maritime Business and Human Rights, CSR and supply chain activities

How can all stakeholders in the maritime supply chain ensure that the issues surrounding human rights at sea are properly and clearly addressed within their day-to-day business activities?   Many companies in the maritime sector are very aware that good business practice requires a proactive approach to the subject of corporate social responsibility (CSR),...

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...

Human Rights at Sea delivers new publication on UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in the Maritime Environment

PRESS RELEASE Immediate Today, the independent maritime human rights charity Human Rights at Sea delivers the first in a series of new publications specifically focused on the implementation of the 2011 UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in the maritime environment. Titled as: ‘AN INTRODUCTION & COMMENTARY TO THE 2011 UN GUIDING...

Registration opens for inaugural International Maritime Human Rights Conference 2016

  Delegate registration is now open for the inaugural International Maritime Human Rights Conference. Taking place at the Royal College of Surgeons, London, on 14 September 2016, the IMHR event will address cross industry, civil society and government matters-in-issue concerning human rights protections, respects and remedies for abuses in the maritime environment. The impressive...

Human Rights at Sea Comment: Irish Government Report on non-EEA workers in Irish Fishing Fleet

Following the establishment of a dedicated Task Force, the Irish Government has issued its Report of the Government Task Force on Non-EEA workers in the Irish Fishing Fleet December 2015. The Report was instigated in response to The Guardian Newspaper (2 November 2015) article raising the issue of trafficked migrant fishermen and in which it...

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