Fishermen’s Welfare and Human Rights Report for Ascension Island EEZ Published

PRESS RELEASE 13 December 2018 LONDON. UK.  Human rights at Sea today publishes a commissioned report undertaken by the charity’s not-for-profit trading consultancy Human Rights at Sea International Ltd, which is a comparative independent assessment of the potential risks to the welfare and human rights of fishermen operating within the Ascension Island Exclusive Economic Zone...

Key Facts Sheet for Maritime Business and Human Rights published

PRESS RELEASE Immediate London.UK. Human Rights at Sea has published a freely-available facts sheet to assist maritime businesses to understand their business and human rights requirements, and the key questions to be asked at the executive & Board level of every business entity relating to the second (Respect) and third (Remedy) pillars of the...

Year Four Timeline of Delivery Infographic Published

PRESS RELEASE Immediate London. UK. Human Rights at Sea is pleased to publish its Year Four Timeline of Delivery infographic demonstrating the key highlights of its work in its fourth year between May 2017 – May 2018. The Timeline highlights just some of the most important deliverables for the charity to the international community and maritime sector...

Northern Ireland Fisheries Non-EEA crew anti-slavery & trafficking report

PRESS RELEASE 26 October 2017  Northern Ireland Fisheries Non-EEA Crew anti-slavery & trafficking report issued Human Rights at Sea, today publicly issues its independent project report and a fishing industry response into the non-EEA crew issue in Northern Ireland, and which has been linked to the on-going investigations and drive to highlight the issue of...

[Updated] European MEPs uphold Human Rights at Sea SAR publication

PRESS RELEASE Immediate 11 July 2017 26 MEPs uphold Human Rights at Sea work in support of search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean Update 13 July 2017: MEP Barbara Spinelli speech (Italian) in European Parliament to the LIBE Committee 12 July 2017 http://barbara-spinelli.it/2017/07/12/ong-un-codice-condotta-pieno-illegalita/ concerning the NGO Code of Conduct and Human Rights at Sea. With the on-going...

European Parliament: Human Rights at Sea outlines voluntary SAR NGO Code of Conduct

  PRESS RELEASE 31 March 2017 Human Rights at Sea outlines the first voluntary Code of Conduct for Search and Rescue NGOs in the European Parliament On Wednesday 29 March, CEO David Hammond spoke in the European Parliament to outline the new voluntary ‘Code of Conduct for Search and Rescue Operations undertaken by civil...

Thailand prematurely upgraded in annual anti-trafficking report

PRESS RELEASE Immediate Thailand prematurely upgraded in annual anti-trafficking report Move unwarranted and could slow progress, according to international coalition   (Washington, DC) – The U.S. State Department has removed Thailand from the lowest ranking in its annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report in a move that an international coalition of human rights, labor...

BREXIT and the future of Human Rights at Sea

PRESS RELEASE Immediate Today, the British democratic process has seen a historic electorate vote in favour (52%) of leaving the European Union after 43 years of membership. Nonetheless, the fundamental and continuing need to develop and deliver effective commercial human rights policies, welfare protections for individuals and lawful remedies in response to human rights abuses at sea does not...

EU Social Partners promote ratification of ILO Work in Fishing Convention C188 in Bulgaria

EU Social Partners promote ratification of ILO Work in Fishing Convention C188 in Bulgaria During a meeting held on 28 January in Sofia, Bulgaria, the European Social Partners in Fisheries*, the ETF and Europêche, promoted together with the ILO ** the swift ratification of the ILO Work in Fishing Convention C188. The event was also...

Press Release: IMPA Act partners with Human Rights at Sea developing responsible maritime supply chain management

      PRESS RELEASE 15 October 2015 Human Rights at Sea is delighted to welcome IMPA ACT as a Supporting Entity to the Charity’s work, notably for the development of maritime CSR, business and human rights and supply chain management. The new partnership will allow a joint approach that work in harmony with one...

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...

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