Human Rights at Sea adds maritime Rules for the Use of Force to its International Project programme

Human Rights at Sea adds maritime Rules for the Use of Force to its International Project programme LONDON. 7 April 2015. HRAS Founder, David Hammond, has included previous work that developed the first international model set of maritime Rules for the Use of Force (RUF) for the international community in the HRAS International Project programme. The...

The Increasing Scope of the Obligation to Investigate Human Rights abuses at Sea

            ARTICLE Increasing Scope of the Obligation to Investigate Human Rights abuses at Sea February 2015 Stephenson Harwood LLP and Human Rights at Sea have collaborated to produce a briefing note and article on what appears to be the increasing scope of the obligation to investigate crimes and which should include...

The Sustainability Incubator and Labour Safe join HRAS as new Supporting Entities from the global fishing sector

   New Supporting Entities join Human Rights at Sea from the global fishing sector Human Rights at Sea is delighted to welcome two new Supporting Entities to the HRAS organisation. Both Labour Safe and the Sustainability Incubator join Human Rights at Sea in the quest to bring solutions to the seafood industry for vexing issues of...

Thai Government makes right decision about prison labour program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Joint NGO Press Statement January 22, 2015 Thai Government makes right decision about prison labour program   (Washington, D.C.) — The Government of Thailand announced last week that it will scrap a proposed project to recruit prisoners to work on Thai fishing boats. The announcement came after 45 labor and human rights...

London Shipping Law Centre: “The Seafarer: Crew Fatigue and Human Rights” London 10 Feb 15

  WELCOMES MEMBERS AND OTHER SHIPPING PROFESSIONALS TO THE THIRD MONTHLY SEMINAR IN THE 2014 – 2015 EVENTS PROGRAMME The Seafarer: Crew Fatigue & Human Rights Introduction The Seafarer has many issues to contend with at sea while often working under difficult conditions and in between voyages where skills and education are required to be...

Thailand will not recruit prisoners to work on fishing vessels

MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE KINGDOM OF THAILAND PRESS RELEASE 19 January 2015 Thailand will not recruit prisoners to work on fishing vessels On 16 January 2015, Mr. Sek Wannamathee, Director-General of the Department of Information, as a member of the Sub-committee on public relations and laws under the National Policy Committee to address...

Thai Prison Labour Plan attracts international media attention.

The joint letter from 45 NGOs and international human rights organisations to the Thai Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, asking him to end a pilot project to recruit prisoners from Thailand’s correctional facilities to fill a labor shortage in the fishing industry, has drawn significant international media attention. The following are some of the identified links which...

Thai Prison Labour Plan Draws International Condemnation: HRAS joins the call to the Thai Prime Minister

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 14 January 2015 Thai Prison Labour Plan Draws International Condemnation Rights and Labor Groups Concerned Work on Fishing Boats (Washington, D.C.) — More than a dozen labor and human rights organizations today sent a letter to Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, asking him to end a pilot project to...

Human Rights at Sea review and commentary to ECtHR judgment on award of damages to convicted pirates

  HRAS LEGAL REVIEW & COMMENTARY ________  The European Court of Human Rights finds detention of apprehended pirates by France to be a violation of their right to liberty and security because of a delay in judicial process. ________ Elisabeth Mavropoulou LLM David Hammond, Barrister & Founder Human Rights at Sea International Initiative 1 January...

Human Rights and Law Enforcement at Sea: Arrest, Detention and Transfer of Piracy Suspects

Human Rights and Law Enforcement at Sea: Arrest, Detention and Transfer of Piracy Suspects Anna Petrig, Human Rights and Law Enforcement at Sea: Arrest, Detention and Transfer of Piracy Suspects, Brill / Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2014, hardback, 500 pages. BUY HERE Content of the book Law enforcement at sea has become an increasingly important tool...

The Law Society of England and Wales joins HRAS as a Supporting Entity

Human Rights at Sea is delighted to be able to announce that the Law Society of England and Wales has agreed to become a Supporting Entity of the HRAS initiative and its human rights work in the maritime sector. HRAS Founder, David Hammond, said: “Receiving this superb news from Sarah Smith, the Law Society’s Human Rights and...

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