ROPEL, a new social media and recruitment platform designed for seafarers has launched version 2.0 of its service after a successful crowdfunding campaign.
Press Release 9 April 2021 London, UK. Human Rights at Sea mourns the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh who died peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. At 99 years old, His Royal Highness lived a life of dedicated public service to the British people and his presence will be...
The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST), are hosting the 1st Global Conference for Seafarer Mental Health and Wellbeing on the 25-26th May 2021 online with remote participation worldwide.
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC) published its new briefing and platform – “All at sea: An evaluation of company efforts to address modern slavery in Pacific supply chains of canned tuna”.
The United Nations has designated 8 June as World Oceans Day. The World Oceans Day is a day for humanity to celebrate the ocean. This year's theme is " The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods". In celebration and support of the life and livelihood that the ocean sustains, UNWOD 2021 will feature keynotes, panel discussions and presentations that spotlight biodiversity, latest oceanic discoveries, the interconnectivity between the ocean and its ecosystems, and more.
Today marks International Women Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity, which in the case of the maritime industry, remains an issue not yet satisfactorily tackled. Achieving gender parity in the maritime industry will require addressing conscious and unconscious gender biases.
the Administrative Court in Palermo preliminarily suspended the detention of the Sea-Watch 4 pending the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union on the general legality of the application of the European Directive on Port State Control to humanitarian vessels.
Human Rights at Sea is delighted to announce the appointment of Lord Robin Teverson as Patron to the charity.
Today the NGO Shipbreaking Platform published the list of ships dismantled worldwide in 2020. According to the Platform, 630 ocean-going commercial ships and offshore units were sold to the scrap yards in 2020.
the UN Human Rights Committee (HRC), the treaty body responsible for the monitoring of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, found Italy in violation of its obligations under the Covenant in particular in violation of the right to life as provided in Article 6 of the ICCPR read alone, and in conjunction with Article 2 (3), in the context of Search and Rescue (SAR) operations of migrants at sea. According to the HRC, Italy delayed and failed to actively provide rescue to 200 migrants on the high seas.
London.UK. 2020 was a challenging and introspective year for many, largely characterised by the COVID-19 global coronavirus pandemic; not only a crisis of public health, but also a secondary crisis of social, economic and political security resulting from the emergency measures taken by local, national and regional authorities.
London. UK. Human Rights at Sea is pleased to announce that Joanne Rawley has joined the charity's Board of Advisors to assist the charity in its work, strategic development and wider industry engagement. The current Board is a strong example of a diverse and wide-ranging panel of subject matter experts with a wealth of experience able to assist the charity deal with the breadth of issues encountered in the maritime sector.
London.UK. Human Rights at Sea today publishes its sixth annual report for reporting period between May 2019 - June 2020 continuing to assure transparency in all areas of its national and international work and its use of donor funds.
Press Release Tuesday 22 December London. UK. Vessels known to have crew that are subject to forced labor behave in systematically different ways to the rest of the global fishing fleet, reveals a new paper published today in the scientific journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The discovery was used to build a...
LONDON. UK. When Human Rights at Sea was established in April 2014, the concept of universal human rights applying at sea, as equally as they do on land was not explicitly recognised across the wider maritime industry. After all, piracy was on the decline, slavery in the fishing industry was largely invisible to the public and cases of seafarer abandonment were under-reported. Any worker-related issues of the day were seen in the context of labour rights and business economics.