Freedom From Modern Slavery Article by Ment van der Zwan published in the ICSF’s Samudra Report

REVIEW 7 March 2018 UK. HRAS would like to highlight an article written by Ment van der Zwan on  labour rights in the fisheries sector. The article titled  ‘Freedom From Modern Slavery’ was published in the ICSF (International Collective in Support for Fishworkers) Samudra Report of January 2018. It is a comprehensive overview of...

New Zealand Supreme Court Decision aides Indonesian Fishermen’s Pursuit of Justice

  Human Rights at Sea strongly applauds the ongoing work by New Zealand lawyer, Karen Harding, in securing the first stage of review of existing New Zealand legislation by the supreme Court which has given a lifeline to Indonesian fishermen seeking an effective remedy against their former South Korean employers for unpaid wages and...

Northern Ireland Fisheries Non-EEA crew anti-slavery & trafficking report

PRESS RELEASE 26 October 2017  Northern Ireland Fisheries Non-EEA Crew anti-slavery & trafficking report issued Human Rights at Sea, today publicly issues its independent project report and a fishing industry response into the non-EEA crew issue in Northern Ireland, and which has been linked to the on-going investigations and drive to highlight the issue of...

New Seafood Supply Chain Code of Practice Published

PAS 1550:2017 Exercising due diligence in establishing the legal origin of seafood products and marine ingredients – importing and processing – Code of Practice. Human Rights at Sea is pleased to announce its close involvement in the Steering Group for the development of the Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 1550:2017 concerning a new voluntary Code of...

‘Remaining Resilient after Traumatic Events’: New Mental Health & Welfare Leaflet published

PRESS RELEASE Immediate Human Rights at Sea is very pleased to announce the publishing of a new mental health welfare leaflet ‘Remaining Resilient after Traumatic Events‘  for the benefit of seafarers, fishermen, their family and friends tackling the issue of how to remain resilient after a traumatic event at sea. This new resource has been produced...

Human Rights Day 2016 – CEO’S Message

Today, we celebrate and promote Human Rights Day across the globe. This commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V), inviting all States and interested organizations to observe 10 December of each year as Human Rights...

2016 International Maritime Human Rights Conference Announced

Press Release Monday 16th November 2015 Ensign Events announces launch of first International Maritime Human Rights Conference “Respect, Responsibility, Remedy in the Maritime Environment”   Ensign Events together with Human Rights at Sea announce the launch of the International Maritime Human Rights Conference and Gala Dinner 2016. Taking place in London on September 14th...

Missing Seafarers & Fishers Reporting Programme fully mobile enabled

Missing Seafarers & Fishers Reporting Programme fully mobile enabled  PRESS RELEASE – Immediate Human Rights at Sea is pleased to announce that its Missing Seafarers & Fishers Reporting Programme online platform is now fully mobile enabled for all smart phones, tablets and mobile devices. This facility is a requirement for keeping pace with technological...

Human Trafficking: The Giant Ocean Case: Challenges in Securing Justice for Exploited Fishermen

USAID’s Counter Trafficking in Persons II (CTIP) Program launched its video “The Giant Ocean Case: Challenges in Securing Justice for Exploited Fishermen.” The 30-minute video exposes the human trafficking ring behind the former recruitment agency, Giant Ocean International Limited, convicted for human trafficking in Cambodia. It is one of the few cases worldwide where...

‘Long-lost’ fishermen in teary reunions with their families – Reported by The Nation

The continuing enslavement of fishermen in trawlers sustaining the global fishing industry continues to be uncovered. The following story was first published in The Nation | Attributed to Pratch Rujivanarom | The Nation April 11, 2015. http://www.nationmultimedia.com/national/Long-lost-fishermen-in-teary-reunions-with-their-f-30257866.html “LONG-LOST” fishing workers and family members embraced in tearful reunions in Bangkok – some had not seen each other for up to...

Thai maritime human trafficking case studies released

Thailand Trafficking Case Studies Translations provided by the Labour Rights Promotion Network Foundation (LPN)   Case: 0827201400875 After being rescued, staff from Labour Rights Promotion Network Foundation (LPN) has contacted this fisherman’s father. Soon after hearing his father’s voice, he has let out his joy through tear. His employer has broke his contract which stated that he...

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