For migrants and refugees fleeing adversity in Libya, the dangerous Central Mediterranean Sea is the only way to reach safety the only passage to safety. Victims and Survivors of the world’s deadliest migration route share their stories of fear, suffering and hope, in the latest publication from Human Rights at Sea.
The House of Lords Inquiry on UNCLOS was completed last week with oral evidence from Anna Petrig, Chair of International Law and Public Law at University of Basel, Douglas Guilfoyle, Associate Professor of Law at University of New South Wales Canberra and Professor of International Law at The University of Lincoln.
LONDON. UK. Human Rights at Sea is delighted to introduce its 7th Annual Report which reflects global impact and showcases the strides the charitable NGO has made to raise international awareness of human rights abuses at sea and deliver social justice through legal and policy development since 2014.
On Friday 10 December 2021, the UK House of Lords Select Committee on Defense and International Relations heard expert evidence from Commander Caroline Tuckett, Lead Legal Advisor, International Law, Royal Navy and Mr Andrew Murdoch, Legal Advisor, Oceans Policy Unit, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.
LONDON. UK. Yesterday, the House of Lords International Relations and Defence Select Committee received additional expert evidence from Dr Sofia Galani, Assistant Professor in Public International Law, Panteion University, Greece, and Professor Natalie Klein of the Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales, Australia, covering the emerging issue of the lack of application of human rights at sea under the UNCLOS regime.
LONDON. UK. An inquiry into the future of the United Nations on the Law of the Sea Convention (UNCLOS) and its applicability in 21st century has been launched by the UK House of Lords Select Committee on International Relations and Defence.
Press Release Wednesday 2 August 2021 London. UK. Steven Haines, Professor of Public International Law at the University of Greenwich, London, and Trustee of Human Rights at Sea has published an article titled ‘Developing Human Rights at Sea’ as part of the Ocean Yearbook Volume 35 Issue 1 which is now available to download via Open...
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'.