Press Release: Human Rights at Sea uncovers terrible physical and mental abuse of Indian Seafarers

HUMAN RIGHTS AT SEA PRESS RELEASE Immediate Release “I pray to God that something like this should never happen to anybody. Because it may be nice to hear the tales of someone’s struggle, but in reality it is very difficult to bear.”    Indian Seafarer. Falkland Islands. June 2015. In the lead up to the...

Use of Force at Sea: East African Review of 100 Series Rules

An external review of the independent 100 Series Rules for the Use of Force as a model set of international maritime rules for the use of force at sea by Private Maritime Security Companies and Privately Contracted Armed Security Personnel has been published by Human Rights at Sea. The detailed legal review explores the...

Press Release: Refugee Law Observatory partners with Human Rights at Sea

The Refugee Law Observatory has partnered with Human Rights at Sea for ongoing academic research and advocacy concerning refugees. The purpose of the Observatory is to enhance the capacity of legal practitioners and others interested to understand and apply refugee law in practice using balanced, practice oriented videos on refugee law. It also provides...

Introducing the ‘Charter of Naples’ – The Way Forward to Deal with Migration in the Mediterranean Sea

Introducing the Charter of Naples Human Rights at Sea is pleased to introduce the Charter of Naples: a bilingual policy oriented document aimed to suggest to national and European policy-makers the way forward to deal with migrations in the Mediterranean Sea. The Charter, includes six concrete proposals, which acknowledge the results obtained from the initiative...

Migrant SAR Training Goes Beyond SOLAS

Article first published by MAREX, 17 July 2015. Reproduced with express permission. An estimated 219,000 migrants crossing the Mediterranean in 2014 and 90,000 have crossing so far this year. A recent P&I club circular noted that a master that doesn’t do their duty under SOLAS Chapter V Regulation 33 can face up to two...

SeaWives partners with the Human Rights at Sea and the Missing Seafarers & Fishers Reporting Programme

PRESS RELEASE For immediate release SeaWives partners with the Human Rights at Sea and the Missing Seafarers & Fishers Reporting Programme www.seawives.com was launched in April with the aim of providing a positive, inspirational and friendly area for the partners and family members of seafarers to come together. It is a free online magazine...

Migrant rescue: New Sea-Watch Blog for the start of operations to rescue migrants in the Mediterranean

Human Rights at Sea is very pleased to be supporting the efforts of the German based Sea-Watch project whose aim is to assist in the rescue of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. HRAS support comes from one of its interns, Daniel Shepherd, and who will be regularly blogging exclusively through the HRAS site as...

Migrant Issue: European Council Special Meeting – Official Statement 23 April 2015

European Council Official Statement 1. The situation in the Mediterranean is a tragedy. The European Union will mobilise all efforts at its disposal to prevent further loss of life at sea and to tackle the root causes of the human emergency that we face, in cooperation with the countries of origin and transit. Our...

The Increasing Scope of the Obligation to Investigate Human Rights abuses at Sea

            ARTICLE Increasing Scope of the Obligation to Investigate Human Rights abuses at Sea February 2015 Stephenson Harwood LLP and Human Rights at Sea have collaborated to produce a briefing note and article on what appears to be the increasing scope of the obligation to investigate crimes and which should...

Missing Seafarers & Fishers Reporting Programme – Introductory video & briefing

Human Rights at Sea is pleased to announce the release of a short introductory video produced to explain the background behind the forthcoming ‘Missing Seafarers & Fishers Reporting Programme’ as the flagship HRAS programme for missing seafarers and fishermen globally.   Outline Briefing Introduction The ‘Missing Seafarers & Fishers Reporting Programme’ is the flagship programme brought to...

Human Rights at Sea receives Seafarers UK funding for flagship ‘Missing Seafarers & Fishers Reporting Programme’

PRESS RELEASE 3 December 2014 Seafarers UK funding kick-starts development of an international register of missing seafarers David Hammond (left), founder of Human Rights at Sea meets Barry Bryant, Director General, Seafarers UK   Seafarers UK is pleased to announce a grant in support of Human Rights at Sea (HRAS), a not-for-profit resource for...

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