Flag States: How Can We Get Them to Improve their Performance?

London. UK. Chris Whomersley was Deputy Legal Adviser in the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office prior to his retirement in 2014. The following OP-ED reflects upon the 23 May 21 OP-ED by Captain Michael Lloyd who discussed the role of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982 (UNCLOS), flag States roles and responsibilities, and the actions of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).

Geneva Declaration on Human Rights at Sea Operational Annex under review

London. UK.  On Friday 26th February, Prof. Dr.iur. Anna Petrig, Prof. Irini Papanicolopulu, Prof. Steven Haines, Dr. Sofia Galani, David Hammond and Dr. Elisabeth Mavropoulou, members of the core drafting team of the Geneva Declaration on Human Rights at Sea, virtually convened to review the drafting of the Operational Annex of the final version of the Geneva Declaration on Human Rights at Sea.

OP-ED. Crew Voices: Fearful, Frustrated, Fatigued, Forgotten.

OP-ED 9 June 2020 London. UK.  Reporting for Human Rights at Sea and following her first OP-ED on 13 April, ‘A UK Marine Pilot’s Perspective of Seafarer’s Challenges‘, Port of London Authority Pilot, Ms. Ivana Carrioni-Burnett, provides another insight from her recent experiences in UK waters in relation to her interactions with seafarers during the...

Seafarers Welfare Board for New Zealand fully concurs with HRAS Report

"The report’s recommendations, which the SWB fully concur with, offer a clear way forward to ensuring that when seafarers arrive in New Zealand ports, they will continue to receive the standard of care and welcome they so richly deserve." London, UK. Following the 16 April publication of the commissioned Human Rights at Sea report New Zealand: Under-Funding of Seafarers’ Welfare Services and Poor MLC Compliance and Counsel's Opinion into the sustainability of seafarer welfare centres in New Zealand, the Seafarers Welfare Board for New Zealand has issued a follow-up press release.

Independent review of UAE legal and policy protections for Seafarers

Press Release 12th August 2019 Dubai. UAE. / London. UK. Human Rights at Sea today issues an independent review and briefing note on the current legal and policy protections for seafarers operating in United Arab Emirates (UAE) waters following on from the series of high-profile abandonment cases since late 2018 highlighted by the charity’s case...

Indian Seafarer Abandonment discussed at SAFETY4SEA London Conference

Press Release 1st April 2019 London.UK. The first SAFETY4SEA London conference was held at the Hellenic Centre with speaker support from Human Rights at Sea. The charity covered the issue of Indian seafarer abandonment, including an update from the charity’s recent invitation to Mumbai to speak at the Forum for Integrated National Security (FINS) ‘Human...

When dangers at sea draw the right attention

  Girija Shettar, senior editor | 28 January 2016 Reproduced with express permission At the launch of Seafarers Awareness Week in London, UK, last night, an event aimed at increasing the country’s maritime personnel recruitment and retention, it was refreshing to see that the event’s organiser, Seafarers UK, did not shy away from talking about the...

HRAS welcomes Seafarers Rights International new ‘App’ for seafarers

NEW APP FROM SEAFARERS’ RIGHTS INTERNATIONAL PROVIDES A LIFELINE FOR SEAFARERS Seafarers facing legal problems can now obtain immediate information concerning their rights, wherever they are in the world, with a new app formally launched by Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI) after three months of user testing. Deirdre Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of SRI said: “Seafarers need...

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