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 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...

Missing Seafarers & Fishers Reporting Programme Updated

PRESS RELEASE 11th November 2018 UK. London. The flagship programme for the Human Rights at Sea charity, the Missing Seafarers and Fishers Reporting Programme, has been updated and the website refreshed to ensure easier and more efficient use. The charity has been running the Programme since 2015, during which time individual cases have been...

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 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 launches the second of three educational videos on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in the Maritime Environment – Part 2 Access to Effective Remedy

Press Release Immediate Tuesday 25 September 2018 London.UK. Today, Human Rights at Sea launches the second 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 educational training...

HRAS launches the first of three educational videos on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in the Maritime Environment

Press Release Immediate Monday 17 September 2018 London.UK. Today, Human Rights at Sea launches the first 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 educational training...

Key Facts Sheet for Maritime Business and Human Rights published

PRESS RELEASE Immediate London.UK. Human Rights at Sea has published a freely-available facts sheet to assist maritime businesses to understand their business and human rights requirements, and the key questions to be asked at the executive & Board level of every business entity relating to the second (Respect) and third (Remedy) pillars of the...

Manning Agents & UK Fisheries Supply Chain Investigative Report & Case Study of Non-EEA crew from the Philippines

Press Release Immediate London.UK. Human Rights at Sea has published a new case study exploring the issue of Philippine manning agencies supplying Non-EEA crew to the UK Fisheries industry and the issues this raises in terms of transparency of practice, due diligence to assure welfare safeguards for crew, and the necessary safeguards required to...

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...

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