Human Rights at Sea is delighted to formally announce the further expansion of its Board of Trustees with the appointment of Professor Irini Papanicolopulu. 

Irini is currently an Associate Professor of International Law at the University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy). She teaches and researches public international law and the law of the sea. She has previously held academic positions at the University of Glasgow (UK) and the University of Oxford (UK) and has worked as a lawyer for the Italian Ministry of the Environment and a multinational company. 

Irini said: "Human Rights at Sea has played a key role in promoting protection for all people who are at sea. I am delighted to enhance my participation in its activities and continue supporting its efforts in bringing visibility to people at sea and their plight, advocating action by all actors concerned and proposing solutions against human rights abuses at sea."

Matthew Vickers, Chair of Trustees, said: "Irini has been integral in the Charity's development since 2014. She has been a vital member of the Advisory Board for four years, is part of the Geneva Declaration on Human Rights at Sea drafting team and has written extensively on the Protection of People at Sea, bringing a blend of world-class expertise, knowledge and leading academic experience that will significantly benefit our work and strategy."

David Hammond, CEO, said: "With this new appointment, Human Rights at Sea bolsters an already exceptional Board that will continue to offer strategic guidance and direct support at a crucial period in the ongoing international development of our organisation."

We look forward to Irini stepping into her position as Trustee and working closely with our team to further our reach and influence. 

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