How we do it

Our Approach

Human Rights at Sea concentrates its work efforts in four key areas.

Our Activities – The REAL Model

Development and promotion of Human Rights at Sea occurs through objective independent research, provision of educational materials, the publishing of advocacy case studies, the development of maritime human rights projects and international programmes, the investigation of alleged abuses, commenting on and lobbying for national and international human rights legislation, policies and best practice.

We call this the REAL Model.

Research, Education, Advocacy and Lobbying.

Our Structure

Our Stakeholders

Human Rights at Sea achieves its Mission, Vision and Charitable Objectives through direct engagement with international stakeholders and like-minded organisations known as ‘Supporting Entities’. These are entities who have a vested interest in positively developing the human rights landscape at sea. We also work in more detail with ‘Collaborative Partners’ on specific campaigns, projects and programmes.


Our Working Model

Human Rights at Sea is a virtual organisation.

The organisation has been deliberately conceived to be rapidly flexible in terms of its organisational structure allowing for swift adaptation to new issues, trends and incidents requiring objective engagement and commentary. Further, the organisation has been designed to operate remotely using technology in order to reduce the financial, logistical and carbon footprint. This design feature has been robustly tested with the charity having been run continuously and without interruption from Somalia, Qatar, Libya, Mali and throughout Europe since 2014.


Our Non-Profit Subsidiary Trading Company

As part of our business model we operate a non-profit subsidiary trading company.

Human Rights at Sea International (HRASi) Ltd