BBC News Interview with HRAS on Proposed English Channel Migrant Pushbacks

Press Release 9 September 2021 London. UK. Following a 48 hour period of ongoing controversy after the UK Home Office suggested that push-backs of migrant boats crossing the English Channel would be used in limited and specific circumstances by UK Border Force vessels to redirect migrants into French territorial waters, the BBC has spoken with...

From Mare Liberum to Mare Legitimum: In Pursuit of Safe and Secure Seas

London. UK. Professor Steven Haines, Professor of Public International Law University of Greenwich and Trustee of Human Rights at Sea presented at the NATO Maritime Operational Law Conference at the Spanish Armed Forces Higher Defence College (CESEDEN), Madrid, on the 24th September 2019. The following highlights the context and scope of his speech.

HRAS Advisory Board Member becomes first female ITLOS Judge ad hoc

Press Release 18th July 2019 Photo Credit: ITLOS/University of Basel London. UK.  Human Rights at Sea is delighted to report that Prof. Dr. Anna Petrig, Professor of International Law at the University of Basel, Human Rights at Sea Advisory Board Member, and co-author of the emerging Geneva Declaration on Human Rights at Sea, was appointed...

The Human Rights responsibilities of commercial vessels when rescuing migrants at sea

Human Rights at Sea recommends: NIKOLAS FEITH TAN While shipmasters have always played a role in search and rescue at sea, the current crisis in the Mediterranean has placed great pressure on the shipping industry. Since the sharp increase in migrants crossing the Mediterranean from North Africa into Europe, which began in 2014, the commercial...

Migrant Rescue: Second blog post from Sea-Watch team

  Daniel Shepherd, Sea-Watch crew member and Human Rights at Sea Intern, posts the second blog for the Sea-Watch project en-route to the Mediterranean Sea in support of the international effort to assist in the rescue of migrants at sea. Here, he speaks on the legal duties to render assistance at sea and which apply...

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