HRAS Pursues Australian Legislative Change for Long-Term Maritime Levy Seafarer Support

LONDON. UK. In the past months, Human Rights at Sea along with in-country partners, has been discreetly pursuing its Maritime Levy Campaign in Australia. This is focused on following-up on recent State-level success in New Zealand updating national legislation for all seafarer welfare centers to be sustainably funded through a dedicated maritime levy contribution.

New Zealand Government drives legislative change in support of Seafarers’ Centres

London. UK. In partnership with the Chair of the New Zealand Seafarers Welfare Board, the Reverend John McLister of the Mission to Seafarers (NZ), Human Rights at Sea is pleased to announce the public policy statement by the New Zealand Government that it intends to amend the Maritime Transport Act 1994 to enable the existing maritime levy to fund the services required for seafarers’ wellbeing.

Insight Briefing Note: Slavery at Sea and Emperors of the Deep

London. UK. / New York. USA. Human Rights at Sea today publishes the latest in its series of Insight Briefing Notes looking at the work by US-based film-maker, author and ocean conservationist William McKeever into the issues of slavery at sea, working conditions, the need for fisheries observers, and the effects on the shark fishing and shark fin trade.

New Report. New Zealand Seafarer Welfare Centres Lack Government and Industry Support

“It is not something we can sustain into the future. We desperately need the shipping companies, port authorities and all those who profit from the maritime sector to make some financial contribution to the care of crews coming ashore inNew Zealand.” The Reverend John McLister, Lyttelton, New Zealand. London, UK. / Lyttelton, New Zealand.  Today, Human Rights at Sea publishes an independent report and case study into the precarious state of the sustainability of welfare support for seafarers visiting New Zealand ports titled: “New Zealand: Under-Funding of Seafarers’ Welfare Services and Poor MLC Compliance”.

Europêche fishing vessel owners defend full respect for fishers’ social and labour rights in ILO

– Press release – First issued: Brussels, 22th September 2017 At the ‘Tripartite Meeting on Issues Relating to Migrant Fishers’ organised by the International Labour Organization (ILO) this week in Geneva, representatives from Governments, Workers and Employers adopted a set of conclusions, which includes a joint resolution, to address the challenges faced by fishers working...

Human Rights at Sea delivers new publication on UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in the Maritime Environment

PRESS RELEASE Immediate Today, the independent maritime human rights charity Human Rights at Sea delivers the first in a series of new publications specifically focused on the implementation of the 2011 UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in the maritime environment. Titled as: ‘AN INTRODUCTION & COMMENTARY TO THE 2011 UN GUIDING PRINCIPLES...

The HRAS Interview: Dr Henrik Sornn-Friese – A New Agenda for the Maritime Supply Chain

  A New Agenda for the Maritime Supply Chain Sustainability expectations are growing in the shipping industry, and a new agenda is emerging. Dr Henrik Sornn-Friese is working to unify what have been, until now, fragmented attempts to bring best environmental practices to the maritime supply chain. Sornn-Friese is Director of CBS Maritime, an organization...

NGO Criticizes Maersk’s Ship Recycling Plan

By MarEx 2016-02-12 13:35:25 Shipbreaking at Alang (courtesy IMO) Ship recycling advocacy organization NGO Shipbreaking Platform issued a statement Friday strongly criticizing Maersk Group’s plan to send its vessels to Alang, India’s beaching shipbreakers, and to work with Alang’s yards to improve conditions. “Today, the majority of ships are dismantled and recycled at facilities on beaches. Here,...

Human Rights at Sea and the German Government’s Charter for the Future – An Update

Human Rights at Sea supports the German Government’s Charter for the Future. On 1 April 2014, the German Government embarked together on the path towards preparing a Charter for the Future. On 24 November 2014, at a Government Conference in Berlin, the Charter for the Future was passed and delivered to the German Chancellor Ms...

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