2018 International Maritime Human Rights Conference Reviewed

REVIEW “Human rights and dignity must be a high priority for the maritime sector”. Nusrat Ghani MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, 29 October 2018   London. UK. On 29th October 2018, the second International Maritime Human Rights (IHMR 2018) conference was held at The Fishmonger’s Hall, London with strong international attendance....

HRAS Case Study Seafarers’ Abandonment on Kish Island, Iran

Press Release Tuesday 17 July 2018 London.UK. Human Rights at Sea has published a case study that sheds light into alleged labour abusive practices and seafarers’ abandonment on Kish Island, in Iran. With evidence supplied by seafarers themselves, seventeen seafarers were allegedly left to face destitution on the island of Kish by their respective...

New Zealand Supreme Court Decision aides Indonesian Fishermen’s Pursuit of Justice

  Human Rights at Sea strongly applauds the ongoing work by New Zealand lawyer, Karen Harding, in securing the first stage of review of existing New Zealand legislation by the supreme Court which has given a lifeline to Indonesian fishermen seeking an effective remedy against their former South Korean employers for unpaid wages and...

The HRAS Interview: Dr Patricia Kailola, CEO of Pacific Dialogue, Fiji

Tuna: Caught by Slaves and Canned by Slaves Welcoming and warm-hearted, Fijians and other Pacific Islanders can be lured into the dark side of commercial tuna fishing. “Would you buy a can of tuna that you knew had been caught by slaves and canned by slaves?” asks Dr Patricia Kailola, CEO of Fiji-based NGO...

Letter to Secretary of State John Kerry regarding Thailand’s ranking in the 2015 TIP Report

Human Rights at Sea, alongside 25 international NGOs, have jointly submitted a letter to the US Secretary of State, The Honorable John F. Kerry concerning the ongoing issues of slavery and abuse at sea and abuse of human rights in Thailand that have resulted in Thailand retaining a Tier 3 rating.   Letter to...

Thai maritime human trafficking case studies released

Thailand Trafficking Case Studies Translations provided by the Labour Rights Promotion Network Foundation (LPN)   Case: 0827201400875 After being rescued, staff from Labour Rights Promotion Network Foundation (LPN) has contacted this fisherman’s father. Soon after hearing his father’s voice, he has let out his joy through tear. His employer has broke his contract which stated that he...

Law Society Annual Human Rights conference 10 December 2014 – London

Annual Human Rights conference 2014  Human Rights at Sea is pleased to be engaged with the Law Society of England and Wales for their Annual Human Rights conference to be held in London on 10 December 2014. HRAS Founder, David Hammond, will be contributing to the afternoon discussion covering Modern Slavery in the context of slavery...

Case Study: Human trafficking of Bangladeshi and Rohingya boat people in Thailand

BANGLADESHIS AND ROHINGYA BOATPEOPLE KIDNAPPED BY HUMAN TRAFFICKING GANGS TO BE SOLD INTO SLAVERY The figures of boatpeople recently discovered in captivity in Thailand reveal the extent of human trafficking between the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. In the space of three days, Thai authorities in Takuapa district discovered more than 130...

Book: Fishers and Plunderers – the exploitation of fish and fishers.

New Book “Fishers and Plunderers” In Fishers and Plunderers, Alastair Couper, Hance D. Smith and Bruno Ciceri focus on the exploitation of fish and fishers alike in a global industry driven by profits, with little consideration given to either resource conservation or human rights. With vast over provision of vessels and shortages of fish,...

Human Traffickers using prison ships in the Slave Trade – Reuters Report

  Photo Credit: Bangladesh Coast Guard   Article reproduced from the Maritime Executive 22 October 2014 Original Copyright Reuters 2014 – Article   When Afsar Miae left his home near Teknaf in southern Bangladesh to look for work last month, he told his mother, “I’ll see you soon.” He said he expected to return that...

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