Survivors of deadly Mediterranean migrant crossing share testimonies in new publication

For migrants and refugees fleeing adversity in Libya, the dangerous Central Mediterranean Sea is the only way to reach safety the only passage to safety. Victims and Survivors of the world’s deadliest migration route share their stories of fear, suffering and hope, in the latest publication from Human Rights at Sea.

Australia’s network of Port Welfare Committees gains momentum with new establishment in Port of Albany

Press Release 18 November 2021 London. UK. / Port of Albany, Western Australia. A growing network of Port Welfare Committees around the Australian coastline has been strengthened by the recent establishment of a new committee in the Port of Albany, Western Australia. Raising the total number of operational committees in Australia to thirteen, the latest addition...

UK House of Lords UNCLOS Inquiry. How to protect human rights at sea.

LONDON. UK.  Yesterday, the House of Lords International Relations and Defence Select Committee received additional expert evidence from Dr Sofia Galani, Assistant Professor in Public International Law, Panteion University, Greece, and Professor Natalie Klein of the Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales, Australia, covering the emerging issue of the lack of application of human rights at sea under the UNCLOS regime.

Confronting the sexual abuse narrative pervading an indifferent shipping industry

London. UK. The Lloyds List article 'Maersk suspends crew after rape allegation involving cadet' has rightly challenged the current narrative and stigmas around reporting sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and intimidation of young seafarers set against a background of apparent industry indifference reflecting a collective malaise on the topic.

Expansion of Port Welfare Committees in Australia driven by the changing dynamics of seafarer care

London. UK. / Bunbury Port. Western Australia.  A vision to reinvigorate Australia’s network of Port Welfare Committees is stimulating discussion surrounding the evolving needs of seafarers, and how maritime welfare organisations can maximise their support.

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