New video by VICE shows child labour and low environmental standards in Bangladeshi ship breaking yards

New video by VICE shows child labour and low environmental standards in Bangladeshi ship breaking yards Brussels, 9 February 2015 – A video published by the American magazine VICE, “Where giant cargo ships go to die”, available on its website, shows that both the working conditions and the measures to protect the environment in the shipbreaking...

Human Rights at Sea launches first global ‘Missing Seafarers & Fishers Reporting Programme’

Globally supporting seafarers, fishermen and their families www.missingseafarers.org    London. 30 January 2015. A new and vital public international resource where details can be submitted and recorded concerning missing seafarers and fishermen globally has now gone live. The first phase of the ‘Missing Seafarers Register’ as part of the ‘Missing Seafarers & Fishers Reporting Programme’ has...

London Shipping Law Centre: “The Seafarer: Crew Fatigue and Human Rights” London 10 Feb 15

  WELCOMES MEMBERS AND OTHER SHIPPING PROFESSIONALS TO THE THIRD MONTHLY SEMINAR IN THE 2014 – 2015 EVENTS PROGRAMME The Seafarer: Crew Fatigue & Human Rights Introduction The Seafarer has many issues to contend with at sea while often working under difficult conditions and in between voyages where skills and education are required to be...

Thai Prison Labour Plan Draws International Condemnation: HRAS joins the call to the Thai Prime Minister

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 14 January 2015 Thai Prison Labour Plan Draws International Condemnation Rights and Labor Groups Concerned Work on Fishing Boats (Washington, D.C.) — More than a dozen labor and human rights organizations today sent a letter to Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, asking him to end a pilot project to...

Human Rights at Sea review and commentary to ECtHR judgment on award of damages to convicted pirates

  HRAS LEGAL REVIEW & COMMENTARY ________  The European Court of Human Rights finds detention of apprehended pirates by France to be a violation of their right to liberty and security because of a delay in judicial process. ________ Elisabeth Mavropoulou LLM David Hammond, Barrister & Founder Human Rights at Sea International Initiative 1 January...

Human Rights and Law Enforcement at Sea: Arrest, Detention and Transfer of Piracy Suspects

Human Rights and Law Enforcement at Sea: Arrest, Detention and Transfer of Piracy Suspects Anna Petrig, Human Rights and Law Enforcement at Sea: Arrest, Detention and Transfer of Piracy Suspects, Brill / Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2014, hardback, 500 pages. BUY HERE Content of the book Law enforcement at sea has become an increasingly important tool...

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 the...

Documentary: Ship breaking & German shipowners – The suffering of Bangladesh shipbreakers and the conditions they work under.

“Toxic ships for Bangladesh”: A TV documentary on German ship owners and their shipbreaking practices Sunday 26 October 2014, 14:45 – 15:15 on German state TV channel ZDF Read this news in German Brussels, 23 October 2014 – A new documentary titled “Giftiger Tankerschrott für Bangladesch – Toxic ships for Bangladesh” will be shown this...

NGO Shipbreaking Platform becomes the 40th Supporting Entity of the International Human Rights at Sea initiative

The Human Rights at Sea initiative is delighted to announce the engagement with the NGO Shipbreaking Platform and which provides yet another significant international entity’s support to the emerging HRAS platform and its maritime human rights work globally. HRAS Founder, David Hammond, said: “Following in-depth discussions with the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, we at Human Rights at...

Business and Human Rights Resource Centre becomes a HRAS Supporting Entity

PRESS RELEASE 15 October 2014 The Human Rights at Sea organisation is delighted to welcome the support of the London based Business and Human Rights Resource Centre as an official Supporting Entity. The new relationship adds weight to the work HRAS is undertaking as part of maritime Corporate Social Responsibility development in relation to the...

23-24 June 2014: LONDON: Boat Refugees’ and Migrants at Sea: A Comprehensive Approach Integrating Maritime Security with Human Rights

  The HRAS team will be in attendance at the international conference 23-24 June 2014. Boat Refugees’ and Migrants at Sea: A Comprehensive Approach Integrating Maritime Security with Human Rights 23 June 2014 – 24 June 2014Venue: Senate House, Malet St, London WC1E 7HU The Refugee Law Initiative, University of London, and the Department of Law...

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