ISWAN joins the HRAS network of Supporting Entities

Human Rights at Sea is delighted to welcome the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) to the HRAS organisation and expanding network, making ISWAN the 43rd Supporting Entity to assist in the global development of the HRAS initiative. The International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network is an organisation that promotes seafarers welfare worldwide...

The World G18 Somalia diaspora organisation becomes the 41st Supporting Entity of Human Rights at Sea

The World G18 Somalia diaspora organisation has become the 41st Supporting Entity to the Human Rights at Sea initiative. HRAS Founder, David Hammond, said: “Through the UN Association’s Westminster branch, HRAS has been introduced to the World G18 Somalia organisation and which will support our work in Somalia to enable the spread of the Human Rights...

Human Rights at Sea becomes a Supporting Organisation for the London International Shipping Week 2015

Human Rights at Sea has become an official Supporting Organisation of the 2015 London International Shipping Week 7-11 September 2015. Of note, the Human Rights at Sea initiative was conceived during LISW 2013 where the underlying proposition that “Human rights apply at sea, as equally as they do on land” was first used. LISW Overview...

Case Study: Human trafficking of Bangladeshi and Rohingya boat people in Thailand

BANGLADESHIS AND ROHINGYA BOATPEOPLE KIDNAPPED BY HUMAN TRAFFICKING GANGS TO BE SOLD INTO SLAVERY The figures of boatpeople recently discovered in captivity in Thailand reveal the extent of human trafficking between the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. In the space of three days, Thai authorities in Takuapa district discovered more than 130...

Interview: Australia – The Hon. Scott Morrison MP Minister for Immigration and Border Protection

The Hon. Scott Morrison MP Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Turning back boats where safe to do so, stopping the boats to help Iraqis and Syrians, counter terrorism, National Mosque Open Day Monday, 27 October 2014 Interview with Kieran Gilbert, AM Agenda Sky News Programme  Kieran Gilbert: Minister Morrison thanks for your time....

David Hammond to speak on CSR & Human Rights at the World Oil and Gas Commercial Security Forum London – 29 Oct 14

Human rights at Sea Founder David Hammond will be joining international speakers at this years World Oil and Gas Corporate Security Forum in London by invitation, to discuss issues of human rights and business as part of commercial Corporate Social Responsibility. Joining him on 29 October in the session entitled “Incorporating Human Rights Commitments...

Documentary: Ship breaking & German shipowners – The suffering of Bangladesh shipbreakers and the conditions they work under.

“Toxic ships for Bangladesh”: A TV documentary on German ship owners and their shipbreaking practices Sunday 26 October 2014, 14:45 – 15:15 on German state TV channel ZDF Read this news in German Brussels, 23 October 2014 – A new documentary titled “Giftiger Tankerschrott für Bangladesch – Toxic ships for Bangladesh” will be shown...

NGO Shipbreaking Platform becomes the 40th Supporting Entity of the International Human Rights at Sea initiative

The Human Rights at Sea initiative is delighted to announce the engagement with the NGO Shipbreaking Platform and which provides yet another significant international entity’s support to the emerging HRAS platform and its maritime human rights work globally. HRAS Founder, David Hammond, said: “Following in-depth discussions with the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, we at Human Rights...

Book: Fishers and Plunderers – the exploitation of fish and fishers.

New Book “Fishers and Plunderers” In Fishers and Plunderers, Alastair Couper, Hance D. Smith and Bruno Ciceri focus on the exploitation of fish and fishers alike in a global industry driven by profits, with little consideration given to either resource conservation or human rights. With vast over provision of vessels and shortages of fish,...

Comment: Human Rights in Business and legal engagement by the maritime industry

 HRAS Founder, David Hammond, attended the International Bar Association (IBA) Conference in Tokyo to engage in the business and human rights forum as part of one of the IBA showcase seminars “We’re all human rights Lawyers now – the convergence of business and human rights and what it means for you”. The UN Guiding...

Human Traffickers using prison ships in the Slave Trade – Reuters Report

  Photo Credit: Bangladesh Coast Guard   Article reproduced from the Maritime Executive 22 October 2014 Original Copyright Reuters 2014 – Article   When Afsar Miae left his home near Teknaf in southern Bangladesh to look for work last month, he told his mother, “I’ll see you soon.” He said he expected to return that...

Business and Human Rights Resource Centre becomes a HRAS Supporting Entity

PRESS RELEASE 15 October 2014 The Human Rights at Sea organisation is delighted to welcome the support of the London based Business and Human Rights Resource Centre as an official Supporting Entity. The new relationship adds weight to the work HRAS is undertaking as part of maritime Corporate Social Responsibility development in relation to...

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