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: Human Rights at Sea & International Bar Association launch initiative to capture maritime abuses with eyeWitness App

              Human Rights at Sea & International Bar Association Joint Press Release LONDON 7 December 2015 Human Rights at Sea and International Bar Association launch initiative to capture maritime abuses with eyeWitness App     Today, Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) announced the launch of an initiative to use...

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...

New EJF report and film: Thailand’s Seafood Slaves

Released today, EJF’s new report underscores the shortcomings in public and private sector efforts to combat human trafficking, forced labour and debt bondage in Thailand’s fishing sector. A link to the accompanying film can be found here. EJF’s new investigation returns to Kantang to uncover that IUU fishing, modern slavery, torture and murder still plague the...

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,...

The HRAS Interview: Dr Patricia Kailola, CEO of Pacific Dialogue, Fiji

Tuna: Caught by Slaves and Canned by Slaves Welcoming and warm-hearted, Fijians and other Pacific Islanders can be lured into the dark side of commercial tuna fishing. “Would you buy a can of tuna that you knew had been caught by slaves and canned by slaves?” asks Dr Patricia Kailola, CEO of Fiji-based NGO...

The HRAS Interview with Graeme McGregor of Amnesty International Australia

The HRAS Interview Series Men, Women and Children in Offshore Detention Graeme McGregor joined Amnesty International Australia in 2013 as the Refugee Campaign Coordinator. After studying Human Rights and International Politics at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, he has spent 10 years working voluntarily and professionally for Amnesty International and other organisations. HRAS speaks...

Fundraising Campaign for film about the Refugee & Migrant Crisis launched

FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN FOR FILM ABOUT REFUGEE & MIGRANT CRISIS LAUNCHED A Kickstarter campaign has been launched for CLANDESTINE, a short film that follows the perilous journey of a group of refugees across the Mediterranean. The latest film by Writer/Director Stuart Gatt, the drama delves into the horrors that have led to the death of...

The Big Welfare Debate – London International Shipping Week 2015: A Human Rights at Sea Review

­­ The Big Welfare Debate London International Shipping Week 2015: A Human Rights at Sea Review Maritime Welfare Sector Proposals Following The Big Welfare Debate at LISW 2015 Human Rights at Sea proposes three improvements for the maritime welfare sector. First. The establishment of a new funding mechanism directly supported by the maritime industry as...

Thai Court sentences former official and orders him to pay compensation to Rohingya human trafficking victim

PRESS RELEASE: Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF)  Photo: The Maritime Executive. Thai court sentences former official and orders him to pay compensation to Rohingya human trafficking victim Songkhla Provincial Court sentenced Former member of the Satun PAO to 22 years and six months and ordered him to pay Rohingya human trafficking victim 126,900 baht...

Rethinking Europe’s Asylum System: Towards Better Protection and Equal Standards

From Human Rights at Sea. As global migration continues, the scale and scope of the issue and its related challenges mean that a new approach is needed in terms of law, policies and the handling of persons moving from State to State seeking asylum and a new home. This movement across land and sea borders will...

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