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...

Human Rights at Sea and Stop Illegal Fishing announce collaboration to raise awareness of human rights protections on fishing vessels

Press Release 31st August 2018 London.UK. Human Rights at Sea and the Botswana-based African NGO Stop Illegal Fishing (SIF) have entered into  a mutually supporting collaborative partnership to continue to maintain and raise the global narrative on illegal fishing activities which include promoting human rights protections against abuses of crew. Stop Illegal Fishing works to...

‘LIFEBOAT’ migrant rescue film to be shown at Second International Maritime Human Rights Conference

PRESS RELEASE Immediate London UK. The short award-winning film ‘LIFEBOAT’ is to be shown at the second International Maritime Human Rights (IMHR) conference on 29 October 2018 to be held at the historic and newly furbished Fishmongers’ Hall, London. LIFEBOAT showcases refugees desperate enough to risk their lives in rubber boats leaving Libya in...

Call to Action to Maltese Authorities to allow disembarkation of 40 migrants stranded onboard offshore supply vessel

Press Release Thursday 20 July 2018 London.UK. Six days ago, a boat carrying 40 people in distress, including two pregnant women, who sought asylum and protection in Europe had entered the Maltese Search and Rescue (SAR) zone. The migrant boat was denied entry into Malta.  The fact that the migrant boat had reached Malta SAR...

New Zealand Supreme Court Decision aides Indonesian Fishermen’s Pursuit of Justice

  Human Rights at Sea strongly applauds the ongoing work by New Zealand lawyer, Karen Harding, in securing the first stage of review of existing New Zealand legislation by the supreme Court which has given a lifeline to Indonesian fishermen seeking an effective remedy against their former South Korean employers for unpaid wages and...

Human Rights at Sea intern Hajar Hejazi publishes on the Sanchi collision incident in Iranian Press

IRAN. Iran-based Human Rights at Sea intern, Hajar Hejasi, has published an article in Farsi by invitation in the Iranian newspaper Sore Israfil  on the Sanchi Collision incident. In her article in Farsi, Hajar presents an account of the most important highlights of the incident, the response from the Chinese maritime authorities and the whole management...

REPORT: Fisheries abuses and related observer deaths in the Pacific region

Investigative Report and Case Study  Fisheries abuses and related observer deaths in the Pacific region 4 December 2017 Today, Human Rights at Sea publishes its latest international investigative report and case study into the issue of disappearances and deaths of fisheries observers and related crew in the Pacific region. The report highlights troubling trends...

[Updated] Seafarer Abandonment continues with owner impunity strengthened

Human Rights at Sea Comment SEAFARER ABANDONMENT CONTINUES WITH ONGOING OWNER IMPUNITY 20 October 2017 Updated 25 October 2017 Human Rights at Sea today calls for renewed and reinvigorated international efforts to deliver faster solutions, effective remedies and repatriation for all stranded and abandoned seafarers in the global shipping industry, and a greater focus...

Seafarer mental health trauma leaflet now available in Tagalog language

PRESS RELEASE 20 September 2017 SEAFARER MENTAL HEALTH TRAUMA LEAFLET NOW AVAILABLE IN TAGALOG LANGUAGE Human Rights at Sea is very pleased to announce that following the success of the mental health welfare leaflet “Remaining Resilient after Traumatic Events”, the leaflet is now available in the Tagalog language. The leaflet is now available on both...

HRAS Interview No. 30: Jostein Hole Kobbeltvedt Executive Director Rafto Foundation for Human Rights

The Rafto Legacy Interview with Jostein Hole Kobbeltvedt Executive Director Rafto Foundation for Human Rights. The Rafto Foundation for Human Rights was established in 1987 in memory of Professor Thorolf Rafto (1922-1986), an iconic lecturer in economics at the Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen, Norway. Now, a little over 30 years on, one of...

Italy sees major drop in migrant crossings from Libya to Europe. But is the cost too high?

Human Rights at Sea comments in the recent article by The Christian Science Monitor about the increasing concern about the actions of the Italian State and European Union in trampling on customary humanitarian principles and international human rights law relating to migrants and refugees returned to Libya, and the well-documented human rights abuses suffered...

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