Shipowner and Seafarers’ Unions team up to launch new guidance on the elimination of harassment and bullying

SHIPOWNERS AND SEAFARERS’ UNIONS TEAM UP TO LAUNCH NEW GUIDANCE ON THE ELIMINATION OF HARASSMENT AND BULLYING Maritime employers and seafarers’ unions have joined forces to publish new international ‘Guidance on Eliminating Shipboard Harassment and Bullying’. The new Guidelines, developed by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF),...

Migrants Die After Confusion over SAR Laws

By MarEx 2016-01-28 15:44:39 Reproduced with express permission The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) has raised concerns over reports that some would-be rescuers may have been deterred from helping people in distress by concerns about territorial waters. One such report, published in The Independent, states: “Australian national Simon Lewis says he and a team of...

Press Release: International Maritime Human Rights Conference Inaugural Advisory Board meeting

  Press Release International Maritime Human Rights Conference Countdown Starting the 2016 countdown to the International Maritime Human Rights Conference (IMHR) on 14 September 2016, the IMHR Advisory Board has held its inaugural meeting in London. The Advisory Board members are Martin Foley, National Director of the Apostleship of the Sea, Robert Greenwood, Safety...

Press Release: Human Rights at Sea comments on Indian judicial sentence of MV Seaman Guard Ohio Crew

Human Rights at Sea comments on Indian judicial sentence of MV Seaman Guard Ohio Crew David Hammond, CEO Human Rights at Sea For Immediate Release It has been reported this morning that the principal sessions court in Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu, India, sentenced 35 crew members of the US anti-piracy vessel MV Seaman Guard Ohio...

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...

Open Sea Summer School on Migration, Sea Border Control and Human Rights – University of Napoli – 6 -14 June 2016

  The Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence <style> .wpb_animate_when_almost_visible { opacity: 1; }</style> <style> .wpb_animate_when_almost_visible { opacity: 1; }</style> The event, which will take place from 6 to 14 June 2016, aims to combine scientific and practical knowledge on crucial topics of International law of the Sea, Migrations and Human Rights Law. The ideal candidate...

Falkland Islands Government implements positive steps to protect fishermen in South Atlantic

Human Rights at Sea is pleased to be able to report that the Falkland Islands Government is introducing new safety and crewing measures that “will sometimes exceed flag State requirements, in order to improve the safety of fishermen working on ships in Falkland’s waters” (Penguin News, Fri Dec 4th, 2015 & Merco Press Dec 9, 2015)....

Press Release: Humanitarian Response eLearning Course launched

Marlins is pleased to announce the launch of its new e-learning course, entitled ‘Humanitarian Response’. Developed in partnership with UK-based charity, Human Rights at Sea, this new e-learning course addresses the rescue of refugees and migrants at sea. The new course provides seafarers and shore personnel with: An understanding of the reasons why migrants...

Press Release: Human Rights at Sea & the UNiTE to Violence Against Women Campaign: 16 Days of Activism

Press Release Immediate Human Rights at Sea is lending its support and voice to the UN-led UNiTE to End Violence Against Women Campaign which runs throughout the ’16 Days of Activism’ between 25 November – 10 December 2015 ending on International Human Rights Day. Background The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an...

Updated SeaWatch Migrant Rescue Blog – operations in the Mediterranean

The SeaWatch Migrant Rescue Blog has been updated with the latest operations from the island of Levsos, Greece. Launching the latest missions, successful rescues are underway. On November 16th the first operation of Sea-Watch in the Aegean Sea took place, with a successful outcome. The German organisation have been actively involved in two rescues,...

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