How we do it

Our Four Pillar Approach

Human Rights at Sea concentrates its work efforts in four areas: Seafarers, Fishers, Migrants & Refugees and Business and Human Rights. These are our Four Pillars.

Our Supporting Entities & Collaborative Partnerships

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

Our Activities

Development and promotion of Human Rights at Sea occurs through objective independent research, the publishing of case studies, the development of maritime human rights projects and international programmes alongside ‘Collaborative Partners’, the investigation of alleged abuses, written and oral advocacy, and commenting on and supporting proposed national and international human rights legislation, policies and best practice, where applicable.

Our Structure

HRAS Structure Chart

Human Rights at Sea 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.