We are delighted to have the support of Lord Teverson of Tregony as our Patron. A former MEP, and current member of the House of Lords, Lord Teverson is passionately committed to the cause of human rights, especially in a maritime context. An economist by background, Lord Teverson has has a long and illustrious career outside of his work in public service.
He is a member of the influential International Relations and Defence Committee and speaks regularly on matters of human rights and maritime issues. As a life long resident of Cornwall, he also has a keen interest in fisheries and the experiences of fishers both in the UK and overseas.
Commenting on his appointment as Patron, Lord Teverson commented: “I’m very pleased to work with the very dedicated team at Human Rights at Sea. Never has the work of the group been more important at this time of a pandemic that has disrupted not just shipping and seafaring itself, but the lives of so many individual crew members. I hope that I can help raise the profile of the human rights of those serving us on our seas and oceans”.
To find out more about Lord Teverson, please visit his House of Lords profile here.