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HRAS shortlisted for the 2018 Safety at Sea Awards

Press Release Monday 11th June 2018 London.UK. Human Rights at Sea is very pleased to share the news that it has ben shortlisted for the 2018 Safety at Sea Awards for the Best Crew Welfare Programme/Campaign. Among the fellow nominees for this category are the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN), ITF, Marine Catering Training...

Greenpeace East Asia report documents human rights abuses in Taiwan's international fishing fleet

Press Release London. UK. New evidence released today links human rights abuses to Taiwan’s international fishing fleet, including major seafood trader Fong Chun Formosa Fishery Company (FCF). This has serious implications for its global supply chains, and exposes the ongoing failure of the Taiwan government’s approach to address human trafficking and labor abuse. In the Greenpeace...

Dr Sofia Galani on Piracy: the Human Rights and (wrongs); Interview for the Navigate Response

Review 18 May 2018 UK. Exploring the piracy debate. Dr Sofia Galani, Lecturer in Law at the University of Bristol and a Non-Executive Board of Advisors member of Human Rights at Sea gave a short interview on Piracy the Human Rights and (wrongs) to the Navigate Response, a global crisis communications network specialising in the...

Legal action before the ECtHR against Italy over its coordination of Libyan Coast Guard pull-backs resulting in migrant deaths and abuse

Press Release 8 May 2018 London. Italy’s collaboration with Libya to stop migrants and asylum seekers reaching Europe is facing a legal challenge over allegations that it has led to grave human rights violations against those crossing the Mediterranean, including torture and slavery. Seventeen survivors of a fatal incident in which a boat carrying migrants...

Court of Cassation Rome decides against the release of SAR vessel IUVENTA of Jugend Rettet E.V.

Press Release  27 APRIL 2018 London. Human Rights at Sea is closely watching the ongoing situation in the central Mediterranean route, and is deeply concerned with the restrictive asylum policies of the European Union and the general securitisation and criminalisation of search and rescue at sea. What we are witnessing is push backs operations of...

International Labour Rights Forum (ILRF) Job Opening: Senior Campaign Coordinator

Media Release – Job Opening International Labour Rights Forum (ILRF)  Senior Campaign Coordinator London. The International Labor Rights Forum is a human rights organization that advocates for workers worldwide. Human Rights at Sea has actively worked alongside ILRF to better the lives of seafarers and fishermen in the seafood industry in a number of projects,...

ITF Calls for Federal Investigation into Missing Seafarer Case on board of Galloway Express

Press Release 22 March 2018 London. The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has called for an immediate investigation into the disappearance of 45-year-old seafarer, Arnel Gillo who was reported missing on the 13th March 2018 on the Flag of Convenience ship “Galloway Express”, bound for Australia. Dean Summers, ITF National Co-ordinator said the Queensland Police...

HRAS deeply concerned with the latest developments in the central Mediterranean and the seizure of Proactive Open Arms vessel

Press Release  21st of March 2018 London. Human Rights at Sea is closely watching the ongoing situation in the central Mediterranean route following the seizure of the NGO Proactiva Open Arms vessel and crew by the Italian authorities in Sicilia during a search and rescue operation. During the operation, the NGO vessel refused to hand...

HRAS launches second International Maritime Human Rights Conference (IMHR) 2018 on ‘Maritime Business and Human Rights’.

PRESS RELEASE Immediate  SAVE THE DATE 2nd INTERNATIONAL MARITIME HUMAN RIGHTS CONFERENCE 2018 ‘Maritime Business and Human Rights’  29 October 2018, Fishmongers’ Hall, London, UK  London. Human Rights at Sea is delighted to announce the launch of the second International Maritime Human Rights Conference (IMHR) covering the key topic of ‘Maritime Business and Human...

Press Release – NGO Responds to Legal Threats by Shipbreaking Industry and Withdraws from Industry Conference

  Press Release 7 March 2018 Hamburg, 7 March 2018 –The NGO Shipbreaking Platform has just issued a press release announcing its decision to withdraw from the TradeWinds Ship Recycling Forum that starts today in Hamburg following legal  threats from the ship-breaking industry. Read below the press release of the NGO: On Monday, the...

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