London. UK. Waseda University, Graduate School of Law in Tokyo has hosted a series of lectures under the title of the “Human Rights at Sea with and after COVID-19” with academic support from Human Rights at Sea Trustee Professor Steven Haines and HRAS Advisory Board Members Professor Irini Papanicolopulu, Dr. Sofia Galani and Professor Anna Petrig alongside Professor Seline Trevisanut of Utrecht University.
UN launch voluntary guidelines to protect seafarers’ human rights amid COVID-19 crew change crisis
Today marks International Women Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity, which in the case of the maritime industry, remains an issue not yet satisfactorily tackled. Achieving gender parity in the maritime industry will require addressing conscious and unconscious gender biases.
Human Rights at Sea is delighted to announce the appointment of Lord Robin Teverson as Patron to the charity.
London.UK. Human Rights at Sea today publishes its sixth annual report for reporting period between May 2019 - June 2020 continuing to assure transparency in all areas of its national and international work and its use of donor funds.
LONDON. UK. When Human Rights at Sea was established in April 2014, the concept of universal human rights applying at sea, as equally as they do on land was not explicitly recognised across the wider maritime industry. After all, piracy was on the decline, slavery in the fishing industry was largely invisible to the public and cases of seafarer abandonment were under-reported. Any worker-related issues of the day were seen in the context of labour rights and business economics.
Press Release Tuesday 24 November 2020 London.UK. Professor Steven Haines, an academic international lawyer who sits on the UK-based charitable Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) Board of Trustees, has recently had a significant article approved for publication in the prestigious Ocean Yearbook. It will appear in print in April 2021 but has already been made available...
This year's International Law Weekend theme is 'International Law in Challenging Times'. The 99th Annual Meeting of the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA) will take place 22-24 October 2020. Human Rights at Sea will participate in a senior panel of academics and practitioners on 'Arbitration of Human Rights at Sea: Giving International Law Teeth by Empowering Victims to Enforce It'.
London, UK. The Indian Ministry of Shipping is working with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of India to improve human rights outcomes for Indian seafarers around the world.
Press Release 23 July 2020 London. UK. Human Rights at Sea today welcomes the announcement by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) that new research funding will be made available to address the issue of improvements to Fisheries Observer safety following recent international initiatives and public reports on the issue. The announcement comes after the recent...
Joint Press Release Immediate 15 July 2020 London. UK / Fairhaven/MA. USA. Following the rapidly emerging case of the alleged kidnap of 28 Indian seafarers of the MT Gulf Sky the evening of 5 July 2020 by unknown persons and their forced transfer to Iranian waters, resulting, at the time of writing, in 26 seafarers being...
London. UK. On the 25 June 2020, Human Rights at Sea will be celebrating the Day of the Seafarer, an IMO-led initiative which each year raises awareness on the vital role seafarers play in enabling global trade and the flow of essential goods. This year’s campaign focuses on the ‘key worker status’ of seafarers, emphasising that seafarers are essential to shipping and therefore, vital to the world.
London. UK. World Oceans Day has been celebrating the ocean on June 8th every year since 2002. Today, among the many activities, Human Rights at Sea was asked to engage with the World Youth Foundation to start to develop better awareness in the World's youth about the maritime environment and what human rights at sea refers to and means.
New partnership sees RightShip back Human Rights at Sea’s global mission to end human rights abuses committed around the world’s oceans. London. UK. RightShip, the world’s leading maritime risk due diligence and environmental assessment organisation, and the independent civil society charity, Human Rights at Sea, have signed a new long-term partnership agreement to help improve seafarer welfare, the organisations have announced today.
Press Release Friday 20 March 2020 London.UK. Human Rights at Sea is very pleased to support The Mekong Club’s efforts to continue to address the problems, deprivations and abuses which arise from modern slavery in supply chains, through their new App. Modern Slavery is a serious issue. There are over 40 million modern slaves in the...