The Human Rights at Sea international initiative contributes to the German Federal Government’s initiative “Charter of the Future – One World – Our Responsibility” by invitation as part of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.

  The HRAS international initiative is strongly represented in Germany. Its engagement with and by the German Federal Government has been a leading example of direct European engagement on the international issue of promoting human rights at sea, associated good governance and best practice for human rights in the maritime environment. The crucial importance...

Fijian Police close case of alleged Fijian fishermen being shot at sea

Police confirm case involving fishermen being shot is now closed Source: Fijivillage.com  Story by Praneeta Prakash   Tuesday, 26/08/2014 The Fiji Police Force confirms that the case in relation to a YouTube video revealing the graphic shooting of five seamen is now closed. Police Commissioner, Ben Groenewald said it has been established that the...

HRAS updates translation analysis of YouTube footage depicting murder of seafarers

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES HRAS continues an independent investigation into the murder of five seafarers in international waters, with open-source release of further analysis of the YouTube mobile phone footage that was originally posted online on 17 August 2014. Language experts instructed by HRAS have been able to identify the following translations in both Mandarin and...

HRAS establishes independent human rights investigation into the murder of seafarers in international waters

HRAS announces the commencement of its own international investigation into the murders of seafarers in international waters. HRAS is being supported by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) of the International Chamber of Commerce, Quintel Intelligence, Globus Intelligence as part of the Globus Foundation, the New Zealand Slave Free Seas NGO and southern hemisphere academics. HRAS...

Voice of America podcast on issue of murder of seafarers in international waters

Original source: VOA Reproduced with permission. “Authorities in several countries are examining a graphic video posted online that shows five men floating amid bits of a small upturned boat and being shot by laughing crew members of a larger vessel. VOA Correspondent Steve Herman reports from our Southeast Asia bureau in Bangkok”. PODCAST HERE...

HRAS obtains first translation of crew comments during murder of seafarers in international waters

HRAS has kindly been provided with verified translations of crew comments made over mobile phone footage during the YouTube video showing the murder of seafarers in international waters. The footage has been reviewed by specialist translators working for the EAP Research and Information Centre, Voice of America and is reproduced with the permission of Mr. Steve Herman Voice...

HRAS Founder comments on footage of murder of seafarers in international waters – TVNZ One News

        David Hammond, Founder of the Human Rights at Sea International initiative speaks on TVNZ One News breakfast show to answer questions over the recently posted YouTube footage depicting the murder of seafarers in international waters. Source: TVNZ One News http://tvnz.co.nz/breakfast-news/apparent-shooting-sea-part-wider-issue-video-6060663...

HRAS expands into Argentina with new correspondent – Dr. Agustín Blanco-Bazán

HRAS is very pleased to announce that its interests have been expanded into Argentina through its new South American correspondent, Dr. Agustín Blanco-Bazán. ABOUT Agustín Blanco-Bazán was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1949. After his graduation as a lawyer at the University of Buenos Aires he studied Philosophy, International Law and Political Sciences at...

HRAS Comment: Murder of seafarers on the High Seas – Update

MURDER OF SEAFARERS IN INTERNATIONAL WATERS WARNING – GRAPHIC IMAGES https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq6wVaB8Wnc&feature=youtu.be   HRAS continues to investigate with other NGOs the factual background to this yet unverified footage. Whatever the location and background, the full footage clearly shows extra-judicial killings at sea, a failure to render assistance at sea and the killing of wounded seafarers;...

HRAS to speak at the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights Annual Conference Rome 10-11 November 2014

European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights Annual Conference Rome 10-11 November 2014 HRAS will be attending and speaking at the Working Group “Smuggling as a means of last resort to enter the EU”. The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) is dedicating its annual flagship event, the Fundamental Rights Conference (FRC), to the importance...

Apparent acts of murder of seafarers on the high seas now under investigation

Source: Stuff, New Zealand YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq6wVaB8Wnc&feature=youtu.be  “A video that appears to show fishermen being murdered at sea has been posted on YouTube. The 10 minute 26 second video went up earlier today. The video’s contents have not been verified but a Fiji Police source, who requested anonymity after alerting Fairfax...

Korea Times News: Indonesian sailors seek $14 million in unpaid wages

Dong Won, Dong Nam taken to New Zealand court Former crew aboard the Dong Won 701, along with others, are at the center of a labour dispute between Indonesian sailors and Korean fishing companies being contested in New Zealand courts. / Courtesy of Marinetraffic.com  By Kim Young-jin Original Article: http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2014/08/116_162229.html   More than 200 Indonesian...

HRAS & March on Stress combine to develop and deliver trauma and physiological training and support to seafarers, families, employers and victims of human rights abuses

HRAS is pleased to be able announce that March on Stress and HRAS have combined platforms to develop and deliver trauma and physiological training and support to seafarers, families, employers and victims of human rights abuses at sea. ABOUT March on Stress is the leading UK provider of trauma risk management (TRiM) training and...

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