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Fishermen’s Welfare and Human Rights Report for Ascension Island EEZ Published

PRESS RELEASE 13 December 2018 LONDON. UK.  Human rights at Sea today publishes a commissioned report undertaken by the charity’s not-for-profit trading consultancy Human Rights at Sea International Ltd, which is a comparative independent assessment of the potential risks to the welfare and human rights of fishermen operating within the Ascension Island Exclusive Economic Zone...

HRAS publishes new legal research paper on Business and Human Rights

PRESS RELEASE 6th December 2018 London.UK. Human Rights at Sea publishes its latest legal research paper on maritime business and human rights as part of its ongoing legal research programme. The paper  titled ‘A UN Convention on Business and Human Rights. How it would look like for the maritime sector: legal and practical implications‘, is authored...

HRAS Comments from Geneva on the status of the SAR NGO vessel Aquarius

PRESS RELEASE Tuesday 04 December 2018   Geneva. On November 30th, the Swiss Parliament has responded to a parliamentary inquiry on the possibility of letting the Aquarius, search-and-rescue (SAR) ship run by SOS Méditerranée and Médecins sans Frontières, denying the vessel to sail under the Swiss flag. The issue has stirred a national debate in the country...

Missing Seafarers & Fishers Reporting Programme Updated

PRESS RELEASE 11th November 2018 UK. London. The flagship programme for the Human Rights at Sea charity, the Missing Seafarers and Fishers Reporting Programme, has been updated and the website refreshed to ensure easier and more efficient use. The charity has been running the Programme since 2015, during which time individual cases have been...

Human Rights at Sea publishes Fourth Annual Report

PRESS RELEASE 25 October 2018 Human Rights at Sea Annual Report Year Four: Global Delivery of Maritime Human Rights London.UK.  Human Rights at Sea publishes its Annual Report covering the UK-based charity’s fourth year of operation. Founded in April 2014, the charity’s mission is to explicitly raise awareness, implementation and accountability for human rights...

UK Anti Slavery Day – 18 October 2018

Press Release  Thursday 18 October 2018 Immediate London.UK. Today, Thursday 18th of October is Anti-Slavery Day in the UK.  While many may think slavery is a thing of the past, modern slavery is estimated to be a £115 billion industry. Human trafficking is an intertwined issue with modern slavery, with the ILO estimating 21 million...

HRAS enables Ethiopian Chief Officer to return home with wages paid

PRESS RELEASE 17th October 2018 London. UK. Human Rights at Sea is pleased to report the successful repatriation of an Ethiopian Chief Officer with outstanding wages owed which have now been paid in full after direct, but polite intervention by the charity. The case was led by HRAS Iranian intern, Sayedeh Hajar Hejazi. The charity...

HRAS announces Dr Violeta Moreno Lax and Oscar Pajuelo as speakers for the International Maritime Human Rights Conference 2018

Press Release  Friday 12th October 2018 London. UK. Human Rights at Sea is delighted to present Violeta Moreno-Lax and Oscar Pajuelo, who will be speaking together at the International Maritime Human Rights conference this October. Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Law, Founder of the Immigration Law programme, and co-Director and...

HRAS launches the third of three educational videos on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in the Maritime Environment – Part 3 Maritime Business & Human Rights: Corporate Actions

Press Release Immediate Tuesday 9 October 2018 London.UK. Today, Human Rights at Sea launches the third and final in its series of freely available educational films and accompanying infographics on the United Nations (UN) Guiding Principles on Business and their application in the Maritime Environment. The film has been produced by Marlins, a leading crewing and maritime...

HRAS announces David Hammond as speaker for International Maritime Human Rights Conference 2018

Press Release Immediate Monday 9th of October 2018 London.UK. Human Rights at Sea are pleased to announce the next speaker on their programme for the 2018 International Maritime Human Rights Conference, David Hammond. David Hammond founded Human Rights at Sea in 2014 with his life savings and was the CEO until September 2017 when...

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