London. UK. Human Rights at Sea is delighted to announce the recent appointment of two new Trustees to the Board

Dr Natalie Klein, Professor at UNSW Sydney's Faculty of Law & Justice, Australia, and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow; and Aidan McQuade OBE, writer, former CEO of Anti-Slavery International and independent human rights consultant have joined Human Rights at Sea expanding its reach and pool of expertise.

Our new Trustees bring a wealth of knowledge, passion, and commitment to fully support the organisation's mission, vision, and strategy. Natalie and Aidan will play pivotal roles as we look to strengthen our international activity and focus on influencing and working to prevent, detect and remedy human rights abuses at sea.

Chair of Trustees, Fiona Laurence, commented: "I am delighted to welcome Natalie and Aidan to the Board of Trustees. They bring a wealth of experience and expertise and we look forward to working with them to take forward our vital work."

CEO David Hammond commented: "As our organisation matures and refines its international work and influence we are delighted to welcome two new Trustees bringing their extensive international human rights experience to be part of the 'DNA' of our NGO. We are equally hugely grateful to those Trustees who both recently have and will shortly retire after providing dedicated years of service to our cause."  

Natalie Klein said: “I am excited to be joining the Board of Trustees of such an inspiring organisation. I look forward to working collaboratively to support the Geneva Declaration on Human Rights at Sea and contributing to the mission of Human Rights at Sea in Australia and throughout the region.”

Aidan McQuade said: "Humanity has collectively failed to ensure environmental and human rights protections in the industries that work the seas and oceans of the world. Rectifying this dreadful, planet-threatening state of affairs is a vital cause for our times. So, I am honoured to join the board of Human Rights at Sea to play a small role in the essential work that this organisation does to help make a better world for workers in the maritime sector on whom, whether we are aware of it or not, we all depend."