HRAS Alert: Potential that 1000’s of trafficked persons have been abandoned at sea in SE Asia

HUMAN RIGHTS AT SEA PRESS RELEASE IMMEDIATE London. 12 May 2015. Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) has become aware through direct reporting to the organisation of the emerging issue of trafficked persons and migrants abandoned at sea predominantly comprised of the persecuted Rohingya people in the vicinity of the northern part of the Malacca Straits...

Migrant Rescue: Second blog post from Sea-Watch team

  Daniel Shepherd, Sea-Watch crew member and Human Rights at Sea Intern, posts the second blog for the Sea-Watch project en-route to the Mediterranean Sea in support of the international effort to assist in the rescue of migrants at sea. Here, he speaks on the legal duties to render assistance at sea and which apply...

‘Long-lost’ fishermen in teary reunions with their families – Reported by The Nation

The continuing enslavement of fishermen in trawlers sustaining the global fishing industry continues to be uncovered. The following story was first published in The Nation | Attributed to Pratch Rujivanarom | The Nation April 11, 2015. http://www.nationmultimedia.com/national/Long-lost-fishermen-in-teary-reunions-with-their-f-30257866.html “LONG-LOST” fishing workers and family members embraced in tearful reunions in Bangkok – some had not seen each other for up to 10...

Missing Seafarers & Fishers Reporting Programme – Introductory video & briefing

Human Rights at Sea is pleased to announce the release of a short introductory video produced to explain the background behind the forthcoming ‘Missing Seafarers & Fishers Reporting Programme’ as the flagship HRAS programme for missing seafarers and fishermen globally.   Outline Briefing Introduction The ‘Missing Seafarers & Fishers Reporting Programme’ is the flagship programme brought to the...

UNHCR, IOM, IMO, UNODC and OHCHR Joint Statement on Protection at Sea in the Twenty-First Century

UNHCR, IOM, IMO, UNODC and OHCHR Joint Statement on Protection at Sea in the Twenty-First Century 10 December 2014 We are deeply concerned about the loss of life, injury, trauma and serious human rights violations affecting migrants, asylum-seekers and refugees traveling by sea. The situation is stretching rescue and reception infrastructure, as well as coast...

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