The HRAS Interview with Abby McGill: Empowering Migrant Workers in Thailand

Categories: Interview, Labour rights, Resources, seafood, Thailand, The HRAS Interview

Monday, March, 13th, 2017

HRAS Interview: Empowering Migrant Workers in Thailand It is promising that the Thai government and big industry players like Costco are getting involved in the fight against human rights abuses in the Thai fishing industry, but there is more work to be done. For Abby McGill, that work focus is on empowering Thailand’s migrant workers. […]

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The Human Impact of Crew Abandonment MV Liberty Prrudencia

Categories: Abandonment, Case Studies, Human Rights, Industry, International Issues, MLC 2006

Friday, March, 10th, 2017

The Human Impact Human Rights at Sea today publishes an independent case study and investigative report into the case of the Indian crew of the MV Liberty Prrudencia, who had been left onboard the vessel in China without wages since November 2016 suffering personal hardships and distressing effects for their families back home in India. The […]

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Dr Sofia Galani joins Non-Executive Board

Categories: Board of Advisors, Governance, Press Release

Friday, March, 3rd, 2017

PRESS RELEASE  Immediate – 3 March 2017 Human Rights at Sea is very pleased to announce that Dr. Sofia Galani has joined the charity’s Non-Executive Board of Advisors where she will be providing her expertise for the charity’s educational and research work reflecting the organisation’s charitable objectives. Sofia commented: ” It is a privilege to join the Human Rights […]

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New NGO guidance for co-ordination of Search and Rescue in the Mediterranean published

Categories: Criminalisation, Detention, European Union, Governance, Human Rights, International Issues, Mediterranean, Migrants, NGOs

Thursday, March, 2nd, 2017

  PRESS RELEASE Immediate – 2 March 2017 Today, Human Rights at Sea publishes the first voluntary NGO minimum standard guidance working towards increased levels of joint co-ordination and co-operation for the on-going humanitarian relief effort in the Mediterranean region and in close co-ordination with established Rescue Coordination Centres, other State and non-State actors. Titled: […]

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Abandonment: MV Liberty Prrudencia crew abandoned Zhoushan, China

Categories: India, Industry, International Issues, Investigations, ITF, Seafarers, Seafarers Support

Friday, February, 24th, 2017

  “We are asking for our hard earned wages but they are not considering our wages payment and not following MLC conventions” In yet another case of alleged abandonment, the 19 Indian crew of the Hong Kong flagged MV Liberty Prrudencia (IMO 9250141) continue to remain isolated in Zhoushan in China after the owner allegedly became bankrupt. The crew […]

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SeafoodSource Q&A with Ged Nash: Irish fishermen’s rights advocate

Categories: Articles, Fishing, Seafarers, seafood

Friday, February, 24th, 2017

  Reproduced with permission. By Gao Fu Mao, Contributing Editor reporting from Beijing, China First published in SeafoodSource on Friday, February 17, 2017 More than a year after a Guardian undercover exposé of exploitation of undocumented non-European Union migrant workers on Irish fishing trawlers, one of the key figures in the Irish government’s response to […]

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Two new themes launched for UK Seafarers Awareness Week (24-30 June 2017)

Categories: Events, Resources, Seafarers, Uncategorised

Friday, February, 10th, 2017

  ‘Maritime Jobs at Sea and Ashore’ and ‘Sea Ports for Prosperity’ Two new themes launched for Seafarers Awareness Week (24-30 June 2017) Announcing the themes ‘Maritime Jobs at Sea and Ashore’ and ‘Sea Ports for Prosperity’, Seafarers UK has launched this year’s Seafarers Awareness Week campaign, with the focus on promoting maritime career opportunities, […]

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Chinese Seafarers: An Invisible Group

Categories: Abuse, Articles, Human Rights, International Issues, Legal research, Seafarers, The HRAS Interview, Uncategorised

Friday, February, 10th, 2017

  The HRAS Interview with Dr Pengfei Zhang – Chinese Seafarers: An Invisible Group The latest interview from the ‘HRAS Interview’ platform comes from Dr Pengfei Zhang where he discusses in detail the challenges of Chinese seafarers and the effects of international legislation which protects seafarers rights. In recent years, China has emerged as a world […]

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Marlins and Human Rights at Sea new Diversity and Inclusion at Sea course goes live

Categories: Diversity, e-learning, HRAS, International Issues, Partnerships, Press Release, Uncategorised

Tuesday, January, 31st, 2017

PRESS RELEASE Immediate Marlins and Human Rights at Sea new Diversity and Inclusion at Sea course goes live Marlins, V.Group’s training business and Human Rights at Sea collaboration on a Diversity and Inclusion at Sea e-learning course is now available and being offered free of charge to individual seafarers for a limited time via Marlin’s […]

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Human Rights at Sea launches new Legal Research Programme

Categories: HRAS Development, Human Rights, International Issues, Partnerships, Press Release, Uncategorised

Thursday, January, 19th, 2017

PRESS RELEASE IMMEDIATE Human Rights at Sea today launches its innovative Legal Research Programme as part of its expanding charitable work published through its online maritime human rights platform. Established earlier this month, the Legal Research programme provides a free public platform for seafarers, fishers and students from around the world to showcase their academic work […]

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Human Rights at Sea: An Annual Review

Categories: Articles, HRAS, Human Rights, Reports

Wednesday, December, 28th, 2016

First published: The Maritime Executive 2016-12-27 17:26:06 When asked to provide an annual review the temptation is to list every subjective 2016 success to polish the corporate image and put one’s best foot forward. That part is easy and to a degree it will follow, but first let me start with what could have been done […]

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HRAS publication briefed to UN Human Rights Council Intergovernmental Working Group

Categories: Deprivation of Liberty At Sea, Industry, International Issues, Publications, UNHCR

Wednesday, December, 21st, 2016

Dr. Anna Petrig, Researcher, University of Basel, Switzerland and Non-Executive Board adviser to Human Rights at Sea, has submitted her perspectives on “Regulating PMSCs at Sea: Operational and Legal Specificities” to the United Nations Human Rights Council Intergovernmental Working Group on Private Military and Security Companies 5th Session, in Geneva, 12‐16 December 2016. Dr. Petrig co-wrote […]

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Thai fishing fleet moving to Indian ocean to avoid regulation

Categories: Abuse, Articles, Fishing, Greenpeace, Human Rights, Press Release, Thailand

Friday, December, 16th, 2016

GREENPEACE PRESS RELEASE Thai fishing fleet moving to Indian ocean to avoid regulation, finds Greenpeace investigation Bangkok, 15 December 2016 – A 12-month investigation by Greenpeace Southeast Asia has found that Thailand’s overseas fishing fleets are intentionally shifting to remote waters in order to avoid fishing regulations. The investigation started seven months after the Associated […]

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The HRAS Interview: Dr. Lynn Simpson – Sailing War Zones and Cultural Conflicts Part 3/3

Categories: Seafarers, The HRAS Interview, Women at Sea

Wednesday, December, 14th, 2016

Sailing War Zones and Cultural Conflicts [Part 3/3] Veterinarian Dr Lynn Simpson is a veteran of Australia’s live export trade and a veteran of Red Sea and Persian Gulf voyages delivering sheep and cattle to the Middle East. She speaks to HRAS about her experiences sailing with a mix of cultures on board through regions […]

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