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...

Made in Taiwan: Government Failure and Illegal, Abusive and Criminal Fisheries

Greenpeace has released a new report. Made in Taiwan: Government Failure and Illegal, Abusive and Criminal Fisheries exposes human rights abuses, IUU fishing and endemic problems in Taiwan’s distant water fisheries, and outlines some of the failings we’ve observed with Taiwan’s Government and Fisheries Agency. The report is based on field investigations conducted in 2014...

IMRF launches ‘H.E.R.O.’ Global Maritime SAR Awards

IMRF LAUNCHES ‘H.E.R.O.’ – GLOBAL MARITIME SAR AWARDS London, Tuesday, April 12. The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) is delighted to announce the launch of the Honouring Excellence in Rescue Operations Awards, the H.E.R.O. Awards, which will recognise outstanding services to global maritime search and rescue. The H.E.R.O. Awards have been developed in cooperation...

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...

International Rescue Effort continues in the Aegean

The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) remains committed to developing the maritime search and rescue (SAR) capability of the Greek volunteer service, even following the EU Turkey agreement. “We committed to help until the maritime rescue services can cope with the demand for rescue on their waters” says Bruce Reid, CEO of IMRF. “We...

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...

Why BP should be congratulated on their approach to business and human rights

Human Rights at Sea Commentary As a maritime human rights charity for whom the topic of business and human rights, its implementation in the maritime environment and advocacy in support of awareness of the UN guidance is a key part of our Charitable Objectives, the overt stance and the commitments explicitly articulated by BP...

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...

European Parliament Motion for Resolution concerning MV Seaman Guard Ohio case – HRAS Comment

The continuing case of the incarceration following sentencing in January 2016 of the crew and Private Maritime Security guards of the MV Seaman Guard Ohio gains European Parliament attention. STATEMENT. 2 March 2016. Human Rights at Sea continues to support all lawful efforts to deliver justice based on facts alongside all other international organisations in this...

Press Release: Significant blow to crew of Seaman Guard Ohio by Indian High Court

Human Rights at Sea comments on the latest developments in the ongoing matter of the detained crew of the former U.S.-owned anti-piracy vessel, the MV Seaman Guard Ohio. It is with regret that the charity reports that yesterday, the Madras High Court Bench refused to suspend the five-year sentences imposed by the Thoothukudi Principal Sessions Court...

Press Release: Human Rights at Sea joins with global organisations in letter to EU Commission concerning Thai fishing and human rights abuses

  Human Rights at Sea Press Release Human Rights at Sea joins with global organisations in letter to EU Commission concerning Thai fishing and human rights abuses Human Rights at Sea has joined fellow international labour, environmental and human rights organisations in support of a letter sent to Karmenu Vella, the EU Commissioner for fisheries, maritime...

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...

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