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....

Associated Foreign Exchange (AFEX) New Maritime Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Policy – a global payment business first.

New Maritime Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Policy Human Rights at Sea Press Release LONDON. 22 March 2015. Human Rights at Sea and AFEX are pleased to announce the first AFEX Maritime Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) company policy which has been jointly developed by the two organisations. David Hammond, HRAS Founder said: “The introduction by AFEX of...

Appeal to Europe to take on the commitment to protect the rights and safety as a priority objective for the protection of migrants and the communities that host them.

Rome 12/02/2015. 3 October 2013: 366 confirmed dead; 10 February 2015: 300 confirmed dead. Amid other 3,363 victims – according to figures provided yesterday by the Italian Home Office with reference to the Mare Nostrum operation, replaced by Triton last January – as if to say that in front of such a humanitarian emergency...

The Falklands: Two fishing crew missing after 'jumping' ship off-shore Falkland Islands

NINE CREWMEN OVERBOARD IN TWO SEPARATE INCIDENTS The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) committed to ensuring safety of fishermen in its waters   Press Release: At 12:14 (GMT-3), Tuesday 17th February, 2015, the Royal Falkland Islands Police (RFIP) received notification via the FIG Fisheries Operations that seven Vietnamese crewmen were missing from the Taiwanese jigger,...

The Falklands: Two fishing crew missing after ‘jumping’ ship off-shore Falkland Islands

NINE CREWMEN OVERBOARD IN TWO SEPARATE INCIDENTS The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) committed to ensuring safety of fishermen in its waters   Press Release: At 12:14 (GMT-3), Tuesday 17th February, 2015, the Royal Falkland Islands Police (RFIP) received notification via the FIG Fisheries Operations that seven Vietnamese crewmen were missing from the Taiwanese jigger,...

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...

New video by VICE shows child labour and low environmental standards in Bangladeshi ship breaking yards

New video by VICE shows child labour and low environmental standards in Bangladeshi ship breaking yards Brussels, 9 February 2015 – A video published by the American magazine VICE, “Where giant cargo ships go to die”, available on its website, shows that both the working conditions and the measures to protect the environment in the...

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...

HRAS partner ‘NGO Shipbreaking Platform’ cements Japanese ship breaking partnership with Ikki-Ikki Asia

Platform News Platform welcomes new Japanese partner organisation Brussels, 29 January 2015 – In November last year Platform founder and policy advisor Ingvild Jenssen visited Yamaguchi Prefecture based community network Ikki-Ikki Asia Japan. The volunteer-based network, first established 25 years ago, works on a multitude of community-building, environmental and solidarity projects. For more than...

Seafarers Awareness Week 20-28 June 2015 – ‘Opportunities to Work at Sea’

Seafarers Awareness Week 20-28 June 2015 – ‘Opportunities to Work at Sea’ ‘Opportunities to Work at Sea’ will be the theme for this year’s Seafarers Awareness Week (20-28 June 2015), aiming to not only raise awareness of Britain’s dependence on seafarers but also to highlight the many career possibilities the maritime world offers young...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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