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.
London, UK. Human Rights at Sea has commenced a recruitment drive for experienced and professional Trustees interested in joining the charitable NGO to fill the remaining posts on the Board in preparation for international work expansion in 2021 and beyond.
Press Release Tuesday 24 November 2020 London.UK. Professor Steven Haines, an academic international lawyer who sits on the UK-based charitable Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) Board of Trustees, has recently had a significant article approved for publication in the prestigious Ocean Yearbook. It will appear in print in April 2021 but has already been made available...
London, UK. Human Rights at Sea today issues two new major international peer-reviewed reports focusing on Fisheries Observer safety, security and well-being in the Western and Central Pacific region, including for Observers employed by Commonwealth States through Regional Fisheries Management Organisations.
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Press Release Friday 30 October 2020 London.UK. The NGO Shipbreaking Platform has published its third quarterly update for 2020. The Platform reports that there were a total of 170 ships broken in the third quarter of 2020. Greek ship owners sold the most ships to South Asian yards, closely followed by Japanese, Russian and South Korean owners. Specifically,...
Joint Press Release Update to MT Gulf Sky Crew Case 21 October 2020 “Sir, it is very painful experience for me which [has been] never seen before in my life.” ‘The consequences of not being able to return to sea to work and earn a wage are profound on both the crew, and their...
London. UK. As part of the Shoreline insurance podcast series, Human Rights at Sea along with Control Risks participated in the most recent episode covering the policy and legal issues raised by the recent Maersk Etienne case in the central Mediterranean during August 2020.
This year's International Law Weekend theme is 'International Law in Challenging Times'. The 99th Annual Meeting of the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA) will take place 22-24 October 2020. Human Rights at Sea will participate in a senior panel of academics and practitioners on 'Arbitration of Human Rights at Sea: Giving International Law Teeth by Empowering Victims to Enforce It'.