HRAS Introduces The Mekong Club’s EndSlavery Web App

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...

Concerning allegations over maritime recruitment practices and human rights abuses in India

HRAS Press Release Sunday 1 July 2018 LONDON.UK.Human Rights at Sea is concerned over allegations that came into light from seafarers on maritime recruitment practices in India that amount to modern slavery. Young seafarers are taking out loans to pay for courses, which promise lucrative jobs and earnings without those courses to have any formal...

The 3rd Modern Slavery & Human Rights in Supply Chain Conference

ANNOUNCEMENT The 3rd Modern Slavery & Human Rights in Supply Chain Conference will take place in London 19-20 April 2018  The purpose of The 3rd Modern Slavery & Human Rights in Supply Chain Conference is to equip businesses with actionable insights and an understanding of how forced labour and human rights violations can be eradicated from...

Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 comes into force

  Human Rights at Sea, as a signatory to the UN Global Compact and supporter of all efforts to eradicate modern slavery, today reports that Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 has come into force in English Law. Kevin Hyland OBE, the UK independent anti-slavery commissioner, has written a letter addressed to all UK-based signatories...

UK Modern Slavery Act Briefing Note for the Maritime Environment

The British Modern Slavery Act 2015 (‘the Act’) has been designed to encourage companies that outsource or subcontract work to take responsibility for every stage of their business. The most important mechanism in the Act is found in Section 54, the transparency in supply chains provision. This requires large companies, with a presence in the...

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