20 Questions exposing the African Economic Migrant Narrative to the Maritime Community

PRESS RELEASE Immediate – 13 June 2016 “I have no worry about crossing the sea, because as soon as I take decision to leave my family for an unknown world, there is no more worry. I will either succeed or die. That is it.” Following extensive field research in the Sahel, Africa, Human Rights...

Clean Shipping Coalition: Maersk undermines its reputation with plan to circumvent ship recycling law

Brussels, 8 June 2016 – The Clean Shipping Coalition criticises container ship giant Maersk for its statement that is considers to flag out end-of-life vessels from the Danish or other European registries in order to circumvent the European Ship Recycling Regulation. The Clean Shipping Coalition, a global coalition of nine organisations promoting sustainable shipping,...

Admiral Cristanio Aliperta joins the Human Rights at Sea Non-Executive Board of Advisers

Admiral Cristanio Aliperta has joined the Human Rights at Sea Non-Executive Board of Advisers. Admiral Aliperta has had a comprehensive maritime career spanning over 38 years service in the Italian Coastguard. He graduated with honors in Economics in Rome before entering the Naval Academy in 1978 directly to the Italian Coast Guard and where...

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),...

Human Rights at Sea expands its global flagship ‘Missing Seafarers & Fishers Reporting Programme’

PRESS RELEASE HUMAN RIGHTS AT SEA 28 April 2016. Human Rights at Sea expands global flagship programme to record and investigate cases of missing seafarers to now include missing fishers at sea. The updated and re-titled ‘Missing Seafarers and Fishers Reporting Programme’ is a reflection of the increasing scope of the Human Rights at...

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...

UK Modern Slavery Act Briefing Note for the Maritime Environment

The British Modern Slavery Act 2015 (‘the Act’) has been designed to encourage companies that outsource or subcontract work to take responsibility for every stage of their business. The most important mechanism in the Act is found in Section 54, the transparency in supply chains provision. This requires large companies, with a presence in...

The HRAS Interview: Dr Henrik Sornn-Friese – A New Agenda for the Maritime Supply Chain

  A New Agenda for the Maritime Supply Chain Sustainability expectations are growing in the shipping industry, and a new agenda is emerging. Dr Henrik Sornn-Friese is working to unify what have been, until now, fragmented attempts to bring best environmental practices to the maritime supply chain. Sornn-Friese is Director of CBS Maritime, an...

New infographics for eyeWitness at Sea Human Rights evidence gathering app

Human Rights at Sea is pleased to announce that the latest explanatory infographics detailing how the eyeWitness App for collecting picture and video evidence at sea can be downloaded and installed. It is now available in six languages: English, French, Russian, Portuguese, Spanish and Arabic. These can be downloaded from the Human Rights at Sea website’s...

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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