OP-ED: Alan McCulla OBE CEO Anglo North Irish Fish Producers’ Organisation

OP-ED 19th March 2019 London. UK. Alan McCulla OBE Chief Executive of the Anglo-North Irish Fish Producers Organisation/Sea Source and Chair of the Fishermen’s Welfare Alliance speaks about his background and upbringing into the Northern Irish fishing community, his drive for better working conditions and business transparency in the fishing industry, and his organisation’s relationship...

Abandoned Indian Seafarer Family Statement on behalf of Chief Engineer Gorropotu Venkatarao

Press Release 13th March 2019 Abandonment. A Pattern of Human Rights Abuse. “My Uncle is a strong man, but he does not have any hope left. His only hope has been to stay sane and to get back some of the wages that are owed to him to take home.” London UK. Following the...

UN Global Compact Communication on Engagement 2019 Published

Press Release 13th March 2019 London. UK. Human Rights at Sea has published its second Communication on Engagement (COE) for the UN Global Compact to the UN Secretary General. The document outlines the ongoing developments for the charitable NGO, and its continued work as a non-business participant to support the UN Global Compact within...

Indian Government engages in Human Rights at Sea debate

Press Release 1st March 2019 Mumbai, India. Yesterday, 28 February 2019, at the Leela Hotel, Mumbai, the inaugural national-level seminar on ‘Human Rights at Sea’ was held by the Forum for Integrated National Security (FINS) think-tank with Indian Government engagement. This was the first time that a State has recognised and been engaged in...

HRAS publishes Briefing Note on Criminalisation of Civil Society SAR Activities in the Mediterranean

Press Release 26th February 2019 London. UK.  Human Rights at Sea has published a new Briefing Note on the ‘Legal and Policy Matters Arising from the Increased Criminalisation of the Civil Society Search and Rescue Activities in the Mediterranean’. This is the second publication on the issue of the increasing levels of criminalisation of civil...

Independent Review of Ramifications of the De-Flagging of M/V Aquarius Dignitus

PRESS RELEASE 11 February 2019 “The case of Aquarius’ de-flagging…is a dark moment in the history of international SAR operations.” Human Rights at Sea, February 2019. London.UK. Human Rights at Sea issues its independent review and commentary into the ‘Human Rights and International Rule of Law Ramifications of the De-Flagging of M/V Aquarius Dignitus‘;...

2018 International Maritime Human Rights Conference Reviewed

REVIEW “Human rights and dignity must be a high priority for the maritime sector”. Nusrat Ghani MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, 29 October 2018   London. UK. On 29th October 2018, the second International Maritime Human Rights (IHMR 2018) conference was held at The Fishmonger’s Hall, London with strong international attendance....

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...

HRAS announces David Hammond as speaker for International Maritime Human Rights Conference 2018

Press Release Immediate Monday 9th of October 2018 London.UK. Human Rights at Sea are pleased to announce the next speaker on their programme for the 2018 International Maritime Human Rights Conference, David Hammond. David Hammond founded Human Rights at Sea in 2014 with his life savings and was the CEO until September 2017 when...

Joint Civil Society Statement concerning Implementation of the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930

PRESS RELEASE Friday 28 September 2018 London. UK. Human Rights at Sea, alongside 41 civil society organisations, have today issued in Bangkok through HRW a joint statement to the Thai Government to pass a stand-alone forced labor law that meets international standards and contains significant penalties for violators. Statement “Almost 40 years ago, Thailand...

Human Rights at Sea announces Phil Bloomer as speaker for the International Maritime Human Rights Conference

Press Release Immediate Friday 21 September 2018 London.UK. Another of the speakers for the International Maritime Human Rights conference 2018 is proudly presented by Human Rights at Sea: Phil Bloomer. Phil Bloomer is the Executive Director of Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, a digital action platform in eight languages that empowers human rights...

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...

Manning Agents & UK Fisheries Supply Chain Investigative Report & Case Study of Non-EEA crew from the Philippines

Press Release Immediate London.UK. Human Rights at Sea has published a new case study exploring the issue of Philippine manning agencies supplying Non-EEA crew to the UK Fisheries industry and the issues this raises in terms of transparency of practice, due diligence to assure welfare safeguards for crew, and the necessary safeguards required to...

Family of Chennai 6 crew member thank Human Rights at Sea

PRESS RELEASE 26 August 2018 London.UK. The family of one of the British maritime security guards held in Chennai prison, India, during the four year Seaman Guard Ohio case which started in October 2013, has thanked the charity for their work alongside many other organisations, State authorities and individuals who collectively supported their prolonged...

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