Press Release Tuesday 27 July 2021 LONDON.UK. HRAS partner, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform reported today that another fatal accident recently took place at the ship recycling yards of Aliağa, Turkey. On 12 July, Yılmaz Demir (55 years old) and Oğuz Taşkın (30 years old) were onboard the cruise ship CARNIVAL INSPIRATION when they were suddenly caught by flames. Yılmaz died...
Yesterday the EU Rapporteur on Frontex, Mrs. Tineke Strik published her Report on the fact-finding investigation on Frontex concerning alleged fundamental rights violations, including in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.
SOS MEDITERRANEE chartered ship Ocean Viking still waiting to hear from the Italian and Maltese Maritime authorities on a place of safety for disembarkation of the 572 survivors, including children who are stranded on board the ship since early July.
Following six rescue operations in the Maltese and Libyan search and rescue regions since last Thursday (July 1st), the Ocean Viking, SOS MEDITERRANEE search and rescue vessel is caring for 572 survivors, including 183 minors, who urgently need to disembark in a Place of Safety in accordance with international law.
London. UK. Today marks the Day of the Seafarer, an annual IMO-led day that aims to recognise the vital role seafarers make to our everyday lives. During the COVID-19 pandemic, seafarers have undertaken what amount to be heroic efforts to continue providing the world with the goods it needs while they have been often ignored, have been failed to be repatriated in a timely manner and have had their contracts often extended in excess of legal norms. This year's theme is a fair future for seafarers, but with a following question to be asked: "Can this can be achieved?
London, UK. Human Rights at Sea today publishes its Impact Report for the seventh year of charitable NGO work and activities in raising global awareness of human rights abuses at sea to drive institutional, legislative and policy change and better protections for the lives of those living, working, transiting and otherwise operating in the maritime environment.
London, UK. On the occasion of the Annual United Nations World Oceans Day, themed Ocean: Life and Livelihoods, Human Rights at Sea and global law firm Shearman & Sterling LLP will hold a webinar entitled “Confronting the Human Rights Crisis in Fisheries: How Arbitration Can Improve Fishers’ Access to Justice” on 8 June 2021, 13:00 CET.
The 1st Global Conference for Seafarer Mental Health and Wellbeing will bring together global leaders and key stakeholders from the maritime sector who are actively involved and have a keen interest in discussing practical solutions to improving seafarer mental health and wellbeing
UN launch voluntary guidelines to protect seafarers’ human rights amid COVID-19 crew change crisis
ROPEL, a new social media and recruitment platform designed for seafarers has launched version 2.0 of its service after a successful crowdfunding campaign.
The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST), are hosting the 1st Global Conference for Seafarer Mental Health and Wellbeing on the 25-26th May 2021 online with remote participation worldwide.
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC) published its new briefing and platform – “All at sea: An evaluation of company efforts to address modern slavery in Pacific supply chains of canned tuna”.
The United Nations has designated 8 June as World Oceans Day. The World Oceans Day is a day for humanity to celebrate the ocean. This year's theme is " The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods". In celebration and support of the life and livelihood that the ocean sustains, UNWOD 2021 will feature keynotes, panel discussions and presentations that spotlight biodiversity, latest oceanic discoveries, the interconnectivity between the ocean and its ecosystems, and more.
the Administrative Court in Palermo preliminarily suspended the detention of the Sea-Watch 4 pending the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union on the general legality of the application of the European Directive on Port State Control to humanitarian vessels.
Human Rights at Sea is delighted to announce the appointment of Lord Robin Teverson as Patron to the charity.