London. UK. The Guardian continues its coverage of the case of the untimely death of Kiribati fisheries observer onboard the Taiwanese flagged WIN FAR 636 fishing vessel in March 2020 following the outcry by the family into the conduct of the investigation supplemented by an independent review by Human Rights at Sea with a detailed podcast by the Full Story team in Australia.
London. UK. Human Rights at Sea publishes the fourth in a series of independent international reports and reviews concerning the safety, security and well-being of Fisheries Observers in the Western and Central Pacific region titled: 'Draft Proposal for Model Western & Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) Conservation & Management Measure (CMM) on Human Rights and Labour Rights Protections for Fisheries Observers' Safety, Security and Well-being'.
London, UK. Human Rights at Sea today issues two new major international peer-reviewed reports focusing on Fisheries Observer safety, security and well-being in the Western and Central Pacific region, including for Observers employed by Commonwealth States through Regional Fisheries Management Organisations.
London. UK. Human Rights at Sea in partnership with the University of Nottingham's Rights Lab and supported by the Association for Professional Observers, has today gone live with a new Fisheries Observer survey as part of ongoing work addressing the health, safety and well-being of Fisheries Observers in the Western and Central Pacific region.
‘‘If an observer discovers things they weren’t intended to know about, they can face intimidation, threats, violence and, in the worst cases, murder.’’ London. UK. Human Rights at Sea today issues the latest in its series of Insight Briefing Notes covering key human rights issues within the maritime environment. Titled 'The Role of a Fisheries Observer' the insight is provided by Martin Purves, who prior to his present role as the Managing Director of the International Pole and Line Foundation, spent years at sea in fisheries management roles, including as a fisheries observer.
London.UK. The Business and Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC) has launched a new web portal covering the Pacific region. The new platform was announced at the Geneva based UN Forum on Business and Human Rights forum 'Advancing the BHR Agenda in the Pacific' with the aim to bring the broad range of Pacific business and human rights challenges into sharper focus, and amplify local and community voices from the region.
Reporting in Fijian media in the July edition of Islands Business Magazine has highlighted the work being undertaken by Human Rights at Sea and NGO partners in the evidential collation of cases of abuses in the Pacific region and particularly in relation to tuna fishing fleets.
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