Positive attitude of future maritime lawyers & scholars to Human Rights at Sea

Press Release 15th April 2019 London. UK. Future Government, flag State and commercial lawyers, as well as policy makers and academic scholars engaged in the Second Human Rights and Law of the Sea conference held at the World Maritime University International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) in Malta on 4-5 April 2019. Convened by IMLI...

2019 Empowering Women Conference Speech by Sayedeh Hajar Hejazi

Press Release 11th April 2019 London.UK. Attending the 2019 Empowering Women in the Maritime Community conference at the World Maritime University in Malmo, Sweden, Human Rights at Sea legal researcher, Sayedeh Hajar Hejazi, submitted both a legal research paper to the University on ‘Seafarer Abandonment: An Iranian Perspective‘, as well as gave a powerful...

First Geneva Declaration on Human Rights at Sea published

Press Release 5th April 2019 London.UK.  The first version of the inaugural ‘Geneva Declaration on Human Rights at Sea‘ is today published by Human Rights at Sea after the initial drafting session was held in Switzerland on 20-21 March 2019 at the Graduate Instiute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. The Declaration was first announced...

Indian Seafarer Abandonment discussed at SAFETY4SEA London Conference

Press Release 1st April 2019 London.UK. The first SAFETY4SEA London conference was held at the Hellenic Centre with speaker support from Human Rights at Sea. The charity covered the issue of Indian seafarer abandonment, including an update from the charity’s recent invitation to Mumbai to speak at the Forum for Integrated National Security (FINS)...

Abandoned Indian Seafarer Family Statement on behalf of AB Mayur Gawade off UAE Coast

Press Release 24th March 2019 “He left us to work to make life better for his family” said his Uncle. “We are very proud of him, but we want him back. We want him to visit his Grandmother’s grave.” London. UK. Following on from two previously issued Indian seafarer abandonment case studies from vessels...

FishWise launches the Roadmap for Improving Seafood Ethics (RISE) 

Press Release 23rd March 2019 LONDON.UK. FishWise, a non-profit sustainable seafood consultancy and long term partner of Human Rights at Sea in the seafood supply chains has launched the Roadmap for Improving Seafood Ethics (RISE) . About Rise: Businesses are increasingly held accountable for labor conditions throughout their supply chains, meaning they need to understand existing risks and...

OP-ED: Alan McCulla OBE CEO Anglo North Irish Fish Producers’ Organisation

OP-ED 19th March 2019 London. UK. Alan McCulla OBE Chief Executive of the Anglo-North Irish Fish Producers Organisation/Sea Source and Chair of the Fishermen’s Welfare Alliance speaks about his background and upbringing into the Northern Irish fishing community, his drive for better working conditions and business transparency in the fishing industry, and his organisation’s relationship...

HRAS Trustee Steven Haines’ lecture on International Law of the Sea and the emerging debate of human rights at sea

Press Release  15th March 2019 London.UK. Professor Steven Haines, Trustee of Human Rights was invited to give a lecture at the University of Westminster on his latest research on the oceans governance “Beyond the Grotian Era: The Quest for Lawful Seas”. The event was co-organised by the International Law at Westminster Research Cluster and...

Abandoned Indian Seafarer Family Statement on behalf of Chief Engineer Gorropotu Venkatarao

Press Release 13th March 2019 Abandonment. A Pattern of Human Rights Abuse. “My Uncle is a strong man, but he does not have any hope left. His only hope has been to stay sane and to get back some of the wages that are owed to him to take home.” London UK. Following the...

UN Global Compact Communication on Engagement 2019 Published

Press Release 13th March 2019 London. UK. Human Rights at Sea has published its second Communication on Engagement (COE) for the UN Global Compact to the UN Secretary General. The document outlines the ongoing developments for the charitable NGO, and its continued work as a non-business participant to support the UN Global Compact within...

Abandoned Indian Seafarer Family Statement on behalf of Captain Swaminathan

Press Release 8 March 2019 Abandonment. A Pattern of Human Rights Abuse. “I just want him home. I want his safety and I want him back” Mumbai, India. Human Rights at Sea today publishes the first of a series of follow-up family focused case studies for those Indian seafarers still abandoned, some reportedly for over...

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