HRAS supports NGO guidance materials against Far Right activists

Categories: Mediterranean, Migrants, Publications, rescue, SAR

Thursday, July, 20th, 2017

Supporting SAR NGOs with Voluntary Guidance for use at Sea Human Rights at Sea has been assisting one of its Support Entities, the charitable Foundation Hope Not Hate, to produce new voluntary guidance materials for search and rescue NGOs operating in the Mediterranean under potential threat by Far Rights activists whose intention is to hinder […]

Read More

New Trustees join Human Rights at Sea

Categories: HRAS, HRAS Development, Press Release, Trustees

Thursday, July, 20th, 2017

PRESS RELEASE 20 July 2017 New Trustees join Human Rights at Sea Human Rights at Sea is very pleased to welcome two new Trustees in support of the charity’s national and international work and its development. Mr. Ian Millen and Ms. Amanda Hastings join the charity with immediate effect. Ms. Fiona Laurence, Chair of Trustees, […]

Read More

New case of seafarer abuse exposed on UAE flagged vessel

Categories: Abandonment, Abuse, Human Rights, Industry, International Issues, Seafarers

Thursday, July, 13th, 2017

PRESS RELEASE Immediate 13 July 2017 Human Rights at Sea today publishes a further detailed case study and investigatory report into the abuse of seafarers provided by first-hand crew testimony onboard a UAE flagged vessel moored offshore the UAE coast owned by Alco Shipping Services. Notable concerns raised are crew allegations of ship owner threats towards them […]

Read More

[Updated] European MEPs uphold Human Rights at Sea SAR publication

Categories: European Union, HRAS, Human Rights, Letters, Policy, Press Release

Tuesday, July, 11th, 2017

PRESS RELEASE Immediate 11 July 2017 26 MEPs uphold Human Rights at Sea work in support of search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean Update 13 July 2017: MEP Barbara Spinelli speech (Italian) in European Parliament to the LIBE Committee 12 July 2017 http://barbara-spinelli.it/2017/07/12/ong-un-codice-condotta-pieno-illegalita/ concerning the NGO Code of Conduct and Human Rights at Sea. With the on-going European […]

Read More

[Updated] Planned EU NGO Code of Conduct threatens life-saving search and rescue operations

Categories: EU Commission, European Union, Libya, Mediterranean, Migrants, Press Release

Thursday, July, 6th, 2017

PRESS RELEASE Immediate 6 July 2017 Planned EU NGO Code of Conduct threatens life-saving search and rescue operations  “Failure to sign this Code of Conduct or failure to comply with its obligations may result in the refusal by the Italian State to authorize the access to national ports, subject to compliance with the existing international […]

Read More

New case of seafarer abuse exposed

Categories: Abandonment, Abuse, Case Study, Human Rights, India, Industry, International Issues, Labour rights, Press Release, Published Case Studies, Seafarers

Tuesday, July, 4th, 2017

PRESS RELEASE Immediate “We are totally unsafe here… this is a dead ship. Sea water is leaking in the engine room… no facilities… rusty water…. If anything happens we will not survive. All will be dead… Please send us home.” Human Rights at Sea today publishes yet another detailed case study and investigatory report into […]

Read More

HRAS welcomes new Advisors to its Board

Categories: Board of Advisors, Fishing, HRAS Development, Human Rights, International Issues

Friday, June, 30th, 2017

30 June 2017 Human Rights at Sea is very pleased to announce that two new professional advisors have joined its pro bono Non-Executive Board in support of the charity’s expanding national and international work. From the Northern Ireland fishing industry, Mr. David (Davey) Hill has joined to provide specific and detailed insight into the work […]

Read More

Missing Ukrainian seafarer lost at sea

Categories: Missing Seafarers & Fishers Reporting Programme, Missing Seafarers Register, Seafarers

Wednesday, June, 28th, 2017

Missing Seafarer Oleksandr Chernyshenko Human Rights at Sea has been informed by the Ukrainian Marine Trade Union’s Federation of the case of Oleksandr Chernyshenko who went missing from the Panamanian flagged M/T VIOLET-1, IMO 9154000, an oil/chemical tanker on 28 May 2017 at 0330 local time while en-route to Port of Tokuyama, Japan. HRAS has been informed […]

Read More

HRAS participates at Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for Migrants’ Rights in the Mediterranean

Categories: Articles, Conference, Mediterranean, Migrants

Saturday, June, 24th, 2017

Human Rights at Sea participates in the second Summer School of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (JMCE) for Migrants’ Rights in the Mediterranean on “Open Doors, Sea Border Controls and Human Rights” in Naples Human Rights at Sea’s former intern and now Advisor, Elizabeth Mavropoulou, participated on behalf of the charity and delivered during […]

Read More

[Update] Breach of Seafarers Human Rights while under criminal investigation in Angola

Categories: Abandonment, Abuse, Human Rights, Labour rights, Press Release, Seafarers

Thursday, June, 15th, 2017

Human Rights at Sea Investigative Report & Case Study Breach of Seafarers Human Rights while under criminal investigation in Angola MV Sutton Tide Crew IMO 9389461 – Soyo Angola Crew Evidence and Impact Statements Initial Report: 15 June 2017 “I don’t want to kill my self but if I stay here in prison then my […]

Read More

HRAS Intern becomes Erasmus+ Ambassador

Categories: HRAS, Human Rights, International Issues, Internship, Mediterranean, Migrants, Refugees, rescue, SAR

Wednesday, June, 14th, 2017

Melanie Glodkiewicz selected as an Erasmus+ Ambassador “My internship has been a life-changing period” Wednesday 14 June 2016 Human Rights at Sea is delighted to announce that a former intern, Miss Melanie Glodkiewicz, has been selected to become a European Erasmus+ Programme ambassador following her work on Mediterranean migrant projects for the charity and while seconded to the […]

Read More

Lloyds List OP-ED: Putting human rights on the agenda

Categories: Articles, Business and Human Rights, UN Global Compact, UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Tuesday, June, 6th, 2017

The shipping industry must seriously take note of business and human rights First published: OP-ED Lloyds List 6 June 2017 LAST WEEK, at the heart of the Nor-Shipping conference centre in Oslo attended by in-excess of 10,000 people per day, it was right and proper that the issue of fundamental human rights was put on […]

Read More