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...

Business and Human Rights Resource Centre becomes a HRAS Supporting Entity

PRESS RELEASE 15 October 2014 The Human Rights at Sea organisation is delighted to welcome the support of the London based Business and Human Rights Resource Centre as an official Supporting Entity. The new relationship adds weight to the work HRAS is undertaking as part of maritime Corporate Social Responsibility development in relation to...

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 in Germany invited to give key note speech on the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles in the maritime sector.

PRESS RELEASE 30 September 2014 On 1 October 2014, Jens Dieckmann, Attorney at Law and Head of HRAS in Germany is invited by the German “Forum Menschnrechte” (Forum for Human Rights) to give a key note on HRAS and the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in the maritime...

HRAS partners with March on Stress to promote pyschological support services to seafarers and maritime business

HRAS PRESS RELASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 23 September 2014 March on Stress and Human Rights at Sea have joined forces to provide expert psychological support options to personnel in the maritime industry. The collaboration will see both organisations working together in order to help build resilience and support the psychological wellbeing of maritime personnel....

Human Rights at Sea partners with Finance Against Trafficking to bring a new on-line CSR anti-trafficking assurance tool to the maritime industry

     HRAS is delighted to be able to announce its partnership with the international NGO Finance Against Trafficking and the immediate availability of a new cost-effective on-line CSR tool for use by all commercial entities within the maritime industry known as ‘ChainChecker’. HUMAN TRAFFICKING – YOUR BUSINESS “People trafficking is the fastest growing crime around the...

The Human Rights at Sea international initiative contributes to the German Federal Government’s initiative “Charter of the Future – One World – Our Responsibility” by invitation as part of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.

  The HRAS international initiative is strongly represented in Germany. Its engagement with and by the German Federal Government has been a leading example of direct European engagement on the international issue of promoting human rights at sea, associated good governance and best practice for human rights in the maritime environment. The crucial importance...

HRAS expands into Argentina with new correspondent – Dr. Agustín Blanco-Bazán

HRAS is very pleased to announce that its interests have been expanded into Argentina through its new South American correspondent, Dr. Agustín Blanco-Bazán. ABOUT Agustín Blanco-Bazán was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1949. After his graduation as a lawyer at the University of Buenos Aires he studied Philosophy, International Law and Political Sciences at...

HRAS to speak at the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights Annual Conference Rome 10-11 November 2014

European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights Annual Conference Rome 10-11 November 2014 HRAS will be attending and speaking at the Working Group “Smuggling as a means of last resort to enter the EU”. The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) is dedicating its annual flagship event, the Fundamental Rights Conference (FRC), to the importance...

HRAS & March on Stress combine to develop and deliver trauma and physiological training and support to seafarers, families, employers and victims of human rights abuses

HRAS is pleased to be able announce that March on Stress and HRAS have combined platforms to develop and deliver trauma and physiological training and support to seafarers, families, employers and victims of human rights abuses at sea. ABOUT March on Stress is the leading UK provider of trauma risk management (TRiM) training and...

HRAS invited to join the German Federal Government’s “Charter of the Future – ONE WORLD – Our Responsibility”

Today, Human Rights at Sea (HRAS), joined the initiative “Charter of the Future – ONE WORLD – Our Responsibility”, launched by German Federal Government. Jens Dieckmann, German Lawyer and Head of HRAS Germany, will participate esp. in Forum No. 1 (Human Rights) and No. 3 (Business, Human Rights and Sustainability). Background information: At the...

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