INTERNATIONAL MARITIME HUMAN RIGHTS CONFERENCE 2018

PRESS RELEASE Tuesday 3 July 2018 2nd INTERNATIONAL MARITIME HUMAN RIGHTS CONFERENCE 2018 29 October 2018, Fishmongers’ Hall, London, UK SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED London.UK. Human Rights at Sea is proud to present the schedule for the forthcoming second International Maritime Human Rights Conference (IMHR) covering the key topic of ‘Maritime Business and Human Rights’. The...

Concerning allegations over maritime recruitment practices and human rights abuses in India

HRAS Press Release Sunday 1 July 2018 LONDON.UK.Human Rights at Sea is concerned over allegations that came into light from seafarers on maritime recruitment practices in India that amount to modern slavery. Young seafarers are taking out loans to pay for courses, which promise lucrative jobs and earnings without those courses to have any...

World Refugee Day 2018 – Human Rights at Sea Statement

Press Release 20 June 2018 World Refugee Day London.UK. World Refugee Day 2018 and the news for refugees and others in need of protection are worse than ever before. The European Union considers for yet another time the idea of processing migrants and asylum seekers offshore, in countries of Africa. The idea of extraterritorial processing of...

Legal action before the ECtHR against Italy over its coordination of Libyan Coast Guard pull-backs resulting in migrant deaths and abuse

Press Release 8 May 2018 London. Italy’s collaboration with Libya to stop migrants and asylum seekers reaching Europe is facing a legal challenge over allegations that it has led to grave human rights violations against those crossing the Mediterranean, including torture and slavery. Seventeen survivors of a fatal incident in which a boat carrying migrants...

New Zealand Supreme Court Decision aides Indonesian Fishermen’s Pursuit of Justice

  Human Rights at Sea strongly applauds the ongoing work by New Zealand lawyer, Karen Harding, in securing the first stage of review of existing New Zealand legislation by the supreme Court which has given a lifeline to Indonesian fishermen seeking an effective remedy against their former South Korean employers for unpaid wages and...

New Family Impact Statement of missing Ukranian seafarer

PRESS RELEASE 26 January 2018 UK. Today, Human Rights at Sea releases a detailed Family Impact Statement on the case of a missing Ukranian seafarer, Mr. Koval Oleg Igorevich. The Oleg Koval Family Impact Statement is provided by Mrs. Maryna Koval Victorovna, wife of the 35 year old Ukranian seafarer Mr. Oleg Koval, who went...

New global Maritime Human Rights Reporting Platform launched

PRESS RELEASE 16 January 2018 Human Rights at Sea is pleased to announce a new and unique partnership with the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre through the launching this week of the new global platform for recording cases of maritime human rights abuses, highlighting pertinent international cases from the shipping and fisheries industries,...

Northern Ireland Fisheries Non-EEA crew anti-slavery & trafficking report

PRESS RELEASE 26 October 2017  Northern Ireland Fisheries Non-EEA Crew anti-slavery & trafficking report issued Human Rights at Sea, today publicly issues its independent project report and a fishing industry response into the non-EEA crew issue in Northern Ireland, and which has been linked to the on-going investigations and drive to highlight the issue of...

Abandonment: MV Liberty Prrudencia crew abandoned Zhoushan, China

  “We are asking for our hard earned wages but they are not considering our wages payment and not following MLC conventions” In yet another case of alleged abandonment, the 19 Indian crew of the Hong Kong flagged MV Liberty Prrudencia (IMO 9250141) continue to remain isolated in Zhoushan in China after the owner allegedly became bankrupt. The...

HRAS publication briefed to UN Human Rights Council Intergovernmental Working Group

Dr. Anna Petrig, Researcher, University of Basel, Switzerland and Non-Executive Board adviser to Human Rights at Sea, has submitted her perspectives on “Regulating PMSCs at Sea: Operational and Legal Specificities” to the United Nations Human Rights Council Intergovernmental Working Group on Private Military and Security Companies 5th Session, in Geneva, 12‐16 December 2016. Dr. Petrig...

Women at Sea: Dr. Lynn Simpson – 'Captains, Caring and Consequences'

Over the following three-part series, the Human Rights at Sea Interview speaks to Dr. Lynn Simpson as a woman at sea in her previous role as a Veterinarian working on livestock carriers. The series covers many issues including the way in which Dr. Simpson was treated by Captains, other crew, abuses she suffered and the working...

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