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

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

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

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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CEO North Atlantic Fish joins Human Rights at Sea Board of Trustees

Wednesday, January, 25th, 2017

PRESS RELEASE Immediate Mr. Matthew Cox, CEO North Atlantic Fish, joins Human Rights at Sea Board of Trustees   Human Rights at Sea is very pleased to welcome Mr. Matthew Cox, CEO of North Atlantic Fish, who joins the charity’s Board of Trustees with immediate effect. Chair of Trustees, Fiona Laurence, Legal Director at Mishcon […]

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Human Rights at Sea launches new Legal Research Programme

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

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

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

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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MV Seaman Guard Ohio guards & crew in Chennai prison for Christmas

Monday, December, 12th, 2016

The three year case of the imprisoned crew and security guards of the MV Seaman Guard Ohio in an Indian prison continues. This Christmas, please support them with a card. This year and once again, the crew, including six former HM Armed Forces veterans and maritime security guards innocently caught up in this incident, remain in jail awaiting to […]

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Press Release: Thailand must cease prosecution of human rights defenders

Sunday, December, 11th, 2016

  Human Rights at Sea is pleased to overtly support the case of Andy Hall in Thailand alongside a global coalition of organisations spanning civil society in order to continue to highlight the abuses in the wrongful application of the rule of law towards human rights defenders through their arrest, detention and prosecution. 110 signatures from 60 […]

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Human Rights Day 2016 – CEO’S Message

Saturday, December, 10th, 2016

Today, we celebrate and promote Human Rights Day across the globe. This commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V), inviting all States and interested organizations to observe 10 December of each year as Human Rights Day. […]

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LGBTQ. Carnival Corporation Earns Perfect Score in Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index

Tuesday, December, 6th, 2016

World’s largest leisure travel company earns perfect score of 100 and designation for third straight year as 2017 best place to work for LGBTQ equality MIAMI, Dec. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest leisure travel company, today announced that it has been recognized by the Human Rights […]

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eyeWitness to Atrocities app wins 2016 Innovation in Global Security Prize

Monday, November, 28th, 2016

The eyeWitness to Atrocities app has won the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) Prize for Innovation in Global Security – established to ‘recognise deserving individuals or organisations that have an innovative approach to addressing international security challenges’ and that demonstrate ‘excellence in new ideas.’ Only the second to be awarded, the prize was presented […]

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Sexual violence at sea. Dr. Lynn Simpson – Being the Only Woman Onboard

Thursday, November, 17th, 2016

Being The Only Woman On Board [Part 2/3] The first thing veterinarian Dr Lynn Simpson did before boarding the livestock carriers that she worked on for the first time was to slip on a wedding ring. Even though she wasn’t married, it helped to deter unwanted attention from the men she encountered at sea and […]

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