Press Release: Refugee Law Observatory partners with Human Rights at Sea

The Refugee Law Observatory has partnered with Human Rights at Sea for ongoing academic research and advocacy concerning refugees. The purpose of the Observatory is to enhance the capacity of legal practitioners and others interested to understand and apply refugee law in practice using balanced, practice oriented videos on refugee law. It also provides...

Australian Senate Committee Uncovering Human Rights Abuses occurring in the Detention of Asylum Seekers Arriving by Sea on Nauru

Press Release For Immediate release 10 August 2015   Australian Senate Committee Uncovering Human Rights Abuses occurring in the Detention of Asylum Seekers Arriving by Sea on Nauru Human Rights at Sea is closely monitoring the submissions and process of the Australian Senate Select Committee on the Recent Allegations relating to Conditions and Circumstances...

European and global operators of merchant ships and seafarers’ unions to urge EU Member States to take immediate collective action to address the growing humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean Sea

Photo Credit: TORM AS Brussels and London Wednesday 8 April 2015. Press release by the European Community Shipowners’ Association. THOUSANDS OF LIVES WILL BE LOST IN THE MEDITERRANEAN UNLESS EU GOVERNMENTS TAKE URGENT ACTION, SAY SHIPOWNER GROUPS AND SEAFARER UNIONS European and global operators of merchant ships have joined forces with seafarers’ unions to urge...

Shipping Industry calls on Governments to address migrants at sea crisis

12 December 2014 Speaking at a high level Dialogue on Protection at Sea, hosted by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Geneva, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has called on governments to address the growing refugee and migrant crisis in the Mediterranean. ICS Secretary General, Peter Hinchliffe, remarked: “The shipping...

The success of the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS)

    MOAS – MIGRANT OFFSHORE AID STATION   A Story to tell by Elizabeth Mavropoulou Introduction Most people will remember the immense tragedy following the shipwreck of a boat carrying 500 migrants, most of them Eritreans and Somalis, from Africa to Europe that sank off the southern Italian island of Lampeduza, taking with...

Report of the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons, Rapporteur: Mr Christopher Chope. Large-scale arrival of mixed migratory flows on Italian Shores

  Recommendation 2047 (2014)1 Provisional version The large-scale arrival of mixed migratory flows on Italian shores Parliamentary Assembly 1. The Parliamentary Assembly refers to its Resolution 2000 (2014) on the large-scale arrival of mixed migratory flows on Italian shores. 2. It considers that the Council of Europe has an important role to play in...

President of the Federal Republic of Germany states that Human Rights apply on the High Seas – 30 June 2014

PRESS STATEMENT – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 30 JUNE 2014 The Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) international initiative strongly welcomes the positive statement made by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, President Gauck, today in his opening speech at the annual Berlin symposium on international refugee protection that ‘human rights apply on the...

‘Liberty Asia’, the Hong Kong based anti-slavery organisation has joined HRAS to enable expansion into S E Asia

  Slavery occurs when a person is tricked, sold or forced into a highly exploitative, work-related situation, with little or no payment, or few options to escape because of fraudulent debt or threats of violence.   Trafficking or slavery? Whats the difference? Many forms of modern slavery involve human trafficking. ‘Human trafficking’ is commonly...

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