Taiwanese social welfare NGO working with Human Rights at Sea

Taipei, Taiwan. Today in Taipei, the charitable NGOs Human Rights at Sea and the Catholic faith-based NGO Rerum Novarum Social Service Center of the Society of Jesus met to discuss respective work and projects related to victims of human rights abuses and available social services in support of migrant fishermen amongst other peoples and...

FishWise launches the Roadmap for Improving Seafood Ethics (RISE) 

Press Release 23rd March 2019 LONDON.UK. FishWise, a non-profit sustainable seafood consultancy and long term partner of Human Rights at Sea in the seafood supply chains has launched the Roadmap for Improving Seafood Ethics (RISE) . About Rise: Businesses are increasingly held accountable for labor conditions throughout their supply chains, meaning they need to understand existing risks and...

HRAS Interview No. 30: Jostein Hole Kobbeltvedt Executive Director Rafto Foundation for Human Rights

The Rafto Legacy Interview with Jostein Hole Kobbeltvedt Executive Director Rafto Foundation for Human Rights. The Rafto Foundation for Human Rights was established in 1987 in memory of Professor Thorolf Rafto (1922-1986), an iconic lecturer in economics at the Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen, Norway. Now, a little over 30 years on, one of...

Press Release: Thailand must cease prosecution of human rights defenders

  Human Rights at Sea is pleased to overtly support the case of Andy Hall in Thailand alongside a global coalition of organisations spanning civil society in order to continue to highlight the abuses in the wrongful application of the rule of law towards human rights defenders through their arrest, detention and prosecution. 110 signatures from...

Press Release: BHM Penlaw joins with Human Rights at Sea

PRESS RELEASE Immediate The international law firm BHM Penlaw with offices in Hamburg, Berlin, Paris and Edinburgh have longstanding relationships and networks to maritime and marine industries as well as to the international non-governmental, governmental and diplomatic scene. Under the guidance of its managing partners Henry Page (Edinburgh and Paris) and Philipp Hermes (Hamburg...

Press Release: Ethical Corporation partners with Human Rights at Sea

PRESS RELEASE Immediate Human Rights at Sea is very pleased to announce that it has partnered with the Ethical Corporation for development of the profile of charity’s work in the international business sector for matters concerning human rights in the maritime environment. Liam Dowd, Managing Director of Ethical Corporation, said of the partnership with...

Clean Shipping Coalition: Maersk undermines its reputation with plan to circumvent ship recycling law

Brussels, 8 June 2016 – The Clean Shipping Coalition criticises container ship giant Maersk for its statement that is considers to flag out end-of-life vessels from the Danish or other European registries in order to circumvent the European Ship Recycling Regulation. The Clean Shipping Coalition, a global coalition of nine organisations promoting sustainable shipping,...

Thailand: First Court Hearing for Human Trafficking Case of Migrant Fishing Boat Workers

Press Release Trang Provincial Court Set First Court Hearing for Human Trafficking Case of  Migrant Fishing Boat Workers from Myanmar on 13 May 2016 Background On 21 October 2015, officers from the Anti-Human Trafficking Center, Department of Special Investigation (DSI) and local police officers plus civil society organizations have raided and rescued 11 Myanmar...

Ensign Events announces venue for International Maritime Human Rights Conference 2016

  Press Release Monday 23rd November 2015  Ensign Events announces venue for IMHR conference Ensign Events announces the Royal College of Surgeons as the venue for the International Maritime Human Rights Conference and Gala Dinner 2016 on September 14th 2016. As one of the world’s leading surgical institutions, the College has been based at...

The HRAS Interview: Dr Patricia Kailola, CEO of Pacific Dialogue, Fiji

Tuna: Caught by Slaves and Canned by Slaves Welcoming and warm-hearted, Fijians and other Pacific Islanders can be lured into the dark side of commercial tuna fishing. “Would you buy a can of tuna that you knew had been caught by slaves and canned by slaves?” asks Dr Patricia Kailola, CEO of Fiji-based NGO...

NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #7

NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #7 Brussels, 16 October 2015 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes today the seventh South Asia Quarterly Update, a briefing paper in which it informs about the shipbreaking industry in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. Providing an overview of vessels broken on the beaches of South Asia,...

Press Release: IMPA Act partners with Human Rights at Sea developing responsible maritime supply chain management

      PRESS RELEASE 15 October 2015 Human Rights at Sea is delighted to welcome IMPA ACT as a Supporting Entity to the Charity’s work, notably for the development of maritime CSR, business and human rights and supply chain management. The new partnership will allow a joint approach that work in harmony with one...

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