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...

Indian Government engages in Human Rights at Sea debate

Press Release 1st March 2019 Mumbai, India. Yesterday, 28 February 2019, at the Leela Hotel, Mumbai, the inaugural national-level seminar on ‘Human Rights at Sea’ was held by the Forum for Integrated National Security (FINS) think-tank with Indian Government engagement. This was the first time that a State has recognised and been engaged in...

HRAS publishes Briefing Note on Criminalisation of Civil Society SAR Activities in the Mediterranean

Press Release 26th February 2019 London. UK.  Human Rights at Sea has published a new Briefing Note on the ‘Legal and Policy Matters Arising from the Increased Criminalisation of the Civil Society Search and Rescue Activities in the Mediterranean’. This is the second publication on the issue of the increasing levels of criminalisation of civil...

Anastasia Papapetrou joins the Human Rights at Sea Internship Programme

Press Release  25th February 2019 London.UK.  Anastasia Papapetrou recently joined Human Rights at Sea’s Internship Programme to conduct remote legal research on the topic of Criminalisation of Maritime Search and Rescue, and other matters in support of the charity’s on-going advocacy work. Anastasia’s  internship with Human Rights at Sea is kindly supported by The...

Missing Seafarers & Fishers Reporting Programme IP Reinforced

PRESS RELEASE 22nd February 2019 London.UK. Human Rights at Sea is pleased to announce that its Missing Seafarers & Fishers Reporting Programme has had its intellectual property (IP) reinforced in respect of protecting the original concept, logo, name and the work of the charity through the award of a Trademark by the UK Intellectual...

Independent Review of Ramifications of the De-Flagging of M/V Aquarius Dignitus

PRESS RELEASE 11 February 2019 “The case of Aquarius’ de-flagging…is a dark moment in the history of international SAR operations.” Human Rights at Sea, February 2019. London.UK. Human Rights at Sea issues its independent review and commentary into the ‘Human Rights and International Rule of Law Ramifications of the De-Flagging of M/V Aquarius Dignitus‘;...

Indian Seafarers abandoned offshore Namibia threaten suicide over unpaid wages

PRESS RELEASE 29 January 2019 “Save me from the mental agony I am going through” Chandra Rakesh Singh Negi, MV HALANI I crew member London. UK. Human Rights at Sea publishes its latest detailed case study with personal statements from a group of abandoned seafarers in Walvis Bay, Namibia. Eight Indian seafarers have been...

Shadi Elserafy: The Smuggling of Migrants across the Mediterranean Sea: States’ Responsibilities and Human Rights

Press Release 8th January 2019 Legal Research Programme London. UK. Under the established Legal Research Programme, Human Rights at Sea today publishes Mr. Shadi Elserafy’s thesis written in fulfilment of his Masters Degree in Peace and Conflict Transformation for the University of Tromso, The Arctic University of Norway. The Thesis is a doctrinal study on...

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