HRAS Trustee Steven Haines’ lecture on International Law of the Sea and the emerging debate of human rights at sea

Press Release  15th March 2019 London.UK. Professor Steven Haines, Trustee of Human Rights was invited to give a lecture at the University of Westminster on his latest research on the oceans governance “Beyond the Grotian Era: The Quest for Lawful Seas”. The event was co-organised by the International Law at Westminster Research Cluster and...

Abandoned Indian Seafarer Family Statement on behalf of Chief Engineer Gorropotu Venkatarao

Press Release 13th March 2019 Abandonment. A Pattern of Human Rights Abuse. “My Uncle is a strong man, but he does not have any hope left. His only hope has been to stay sane and to get back some of the wages that are owed to him to take home.” London UK. Following the...

Abandoned Indian Seafarer Family Statement on behalf of Captain Swaminathan

Press Release 8 March 2019 Abandonment. A Pattern of Human Rights Abuse. “I just want him home. I want his safety and I want him back” Mumbai, India. Human Rights at Sea today publishes the first of a series of follow-up family focused case studies for those Indian seafarers still abandoned, some reportedly for over...

HRAS publishes Briefing Note on Criminalisation of Civil Society SAR Activities in the Mediterranean

Press Release 26th February 2019 London. UK.  Human Rights at Sea has published a new Briefing Note on the ‘Legal and Policy Matters Arising from the Increased Criminalisation of the Civil Society Search and Rescue Activities in the Mediterranean’. This is the second publication on the issue of the increasing levels of criminalisation of civil...

Anastasia Papapetrou joins the Human Rights at Sea Internship Programme

Press Release  25th February 2019 London.UK.  Anastasia Papapetrou recently joined Human Rights at Sea’s Internship Programme to conduct remote legal research on the topic of Criminalisation of Maritime Search and Rescue, and other matters in support of the charity’s on-going advocacy work. Anastasia’s  internship with Human Rights at Sea is kindly supported by The...

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...

HRAS publishes new legal research paper on Business and Human Rights

PRESS RELEASE 6th December 2018 London.UK. Human Rights at Sea publishes its latest legal research paper on maritime business and human rights as part of its ongoing legal research programme. The paper  titled ‘A UN Convention on Business and Human Rights. How it would look like for the maritime sector: legal and practical implications‘, is authored...

HRAS Comments from Geneva on the status of the SAR NGO vessel Aquarius

PRESS RELEASE Tuesday 04 December 2018   Geneva. On November 30th, the Swiss Parliament has responded to a parliamentary inquiry on the possibility of letting the Aquarius, search-and-rescue (SAR) ship run by SOS Méditerranée and Médecins sans Frontières, denying the vessel to sail under the Swiss flag. The issue has stirred a national debate in the country...

Human Rights at Sea publishes Fourth Annual Report

PRESS RELEASE 25 October 2018 Human Rights at Sea Annual Report Year Four: Global Delivery of Maritime Human Rights London.UK.  Human Rights at Sea publishes its Annual Report covering the UK-based charity’s fourth year of operation. Founded in April 2014, the charity’s mission is to explicitly raise awareness, implementation and accountability for human rights...

UK Anti Slavery Day – 18 October 2018

Press Release  Thursday 18 October 2018 Immediate London.UK. Today, Thursday 18th of October is Anti-Slavery Day in the UK.  While many may think slavery is a thing of the past, modern slavery is estimated to be a £115 billion industry. Human trafficking is an intertwined issue with modern slavery, with the ILO estimating 21 million...

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