Press Release: Human Rights at Sea & International Bar Association launch initiative to capture maritime abuses with eyeWitness App

              Human Rights at Sea & International Bar Association Joint Press Release LONDON 7 December 2015 Human Rights at Sea and International Bar Association launch initiative to capture maritime abuses with eyeWitness App     Today, Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) announced the launch of an initiative to use...

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...

Missing Seafarers & Fishers Reporting Programme – Introductory video & briefing

Human Rights at Sea is pleased to announce the release of a short introductory video produced to explain the background behind the forthcoming ‘Missing Seafarers & Fishers Reporting Programme’ as the flagship HRAS programme for missing seafarers and fishermen globally.   Outline Briefing Introduction The ‘Missing Seafarers & Fishers Reporting Programme’ is the flagship programme brought to...

The success of the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS)

    MOAS – MIGRANT OFFSHORE AID STATION   A Story to tell by Elizabeth Mavropoulou Introduction Most people will remember the immense tragedy following the shipwreck of a boat carrying 500 migrants, most of them Eritreans and Somalis, from Africa to Europe that sank off the southern Italian island of Lampeduza, taking with...

Fijian Police close case of alleged Fijian fishermen being shot at sea

Police confirm case involving fishermen being shot is now closed Source: Fijivillage.com  Story by Praneeta Prakash   Tuesday, 26/08/2014 The Fiji Police Force confirms that the case in relation to a YouTube video revealing the graphic shooting of five seamen is now closed. Police Commissioner, Ben Groenewald said it has been established that the...

HRAS updates translation analysis of YouTube footage depicting murder of seafarers

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES HRAS continues an independent investigation into the murder of five seafarers in international waters, with open-source release of further analysis of the YouTube mobile phone footage that was originally posted online on 17 August 2014. Language experts instructed by HRAS have been able to identify the following translations in both Mandarin and...

HRAS establishes independent human rights investigation into the murder of seafarers in international waters

HRAS announces the commencement of its own international investigation into the murders of seafarers in international waters. HRAS is being supported by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) of the International Chamber of Commerce, Quintel Intelligence, Globus Intelligence as part of the Globus Foundation, the New Zealand Slave Free Seas NGO and southern hemisphere academics. HRAS...

Voice of America podcast on issue of murder of seafarers in international waters

Original source: VOA Reproduced with permission. “Authorities in several countries are examining a graphic video posted online that shows five men floating amid bits of a small upturned boat and being shot by laughing crew members of a larger vessel. VOA Correspondent Steve Herman reports from our Southeast Asia bureau in Bangkok”. PODCAST HERE...

HRAS obtains first translation of crew comments during murder of seafarers in international waters

HRAS has kindly been provided with verified translations of crew comments made over mobile phone footage during the YouTube video showing the murder of seafarers in international waters. The footage has been reviewed by specialist translators working for the EAP Research and Information Centre, Voice of America and is reproduced with the permission of Mr. Steve Herman Voice...

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