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 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...

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...

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...

HRAS announces Dr Violeta Moreno Lax and Oscar Pajuelo as speakers for the International Maritime Human Rights Conference 2018

Press Release  Friday 12th October 2018 London. UK. Human Rights at Sea is delighted to present Violeta Moreno-Lax and Oscar Pajuelo, who will be speaking together at the International Maritime Human Rights conference this October. Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Law, Founder of the Immigration Law programme, and co-Director and...

HRAS launches the third of three educational videos on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in the Maritime Environment – Part 3 Maritime Business & Human Rights: Corporate Actions

Press Release Immediate Tuesday 9 October 2018 London.UK. Today, Human Rights at Sea launches the third and final in its series of freely available educational films and accompanying infographics on the United Nations (UN) Guiding Principles on Business and their application in the Maritime Environment. The film has been produced by Marlins, a leading crewing and maritime...

HRAS announces David Hammond as speaker for International Maritime Human Rights Conference 2018

Press Release Immediate Monday 9th of October 2018 London.UK. Human Rights at Sea are pleased to announce the next speaker on their programme for the 2018 International Maritime Human Rights Conference, David Hammond. David Hammond founded Human Rights at Sea in 2014 with his life savings and was the CEO until September 2017 when...

Human Rights at Sea announces Anna Jakobsen as speaker for the International Maritime Human Rights Conference

Press Release Immediate Friday 5th of October 2018 London.UK. Human Rights at Sea are delighted to announce Anna Jakobsen as the next speaker for the International Maritime Human Rights conference 2018 Anna Jakobsen is a Senior Manager in EY’s sustainable business practice and has been advising clients on sustainability issues for over 15 years....

Human Rights at Sea announces Jonathan Hall as speaker for the International Maritime Human Rights Conference

Press Release Immediate Monday 1st of October 2018 London.UK. Human Rights at Sea is delighted to announce Jonathan Hall as the next speaker for the International Maritime Human Rights conference 2018. Jonathan Hall is Head of UK Overseas Territories at the RSPB. He has worked with these small island jurisdictions, with a specialism in...

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