Human Rights at Sea believes

that there should be no reason why human rights in the maritime environment should not be explicitly researched, publicly reported and advocated about for the benefit of the international community for all rights holders who live, work, and transit maritime zones. This involves the investigation and profiling of human rights abuses and abusers in support of all persons at sea including seafarers, fishers, passengers, migrants and refugees and their families worldwide.

 

Human Rights at Sea believes

that in the modern day the current application of human rights in the maritime environment for seafarers, fishers, passengers, and migrants and refugees often occurs through implied use at best and deliberate avoidance at worst. Our position is that such an approach is unacceptable for such a fundamental issue as the ongoing protection of an individual’s human rights.

 

Human Rights at Sea believes

that abuses occur where individuals fail to identify, notify, and rectify failures in the protection of an individual’s fundamental human rights, or otherwise turn a blind eye to issues and incidents because of a lack of awareness, training, or moral courage.

 

Human Rights at Sea believes

that abuses occur when good people turn a blind eye to bad things.

In the absence of individuals, organisations, or State authorities unwilling to tackle such human rights issues, our charitable NGO will take a stand and undertake research, advocacy, investigation, and lobbying on behalf of those rights holders unable to do so themselves, or who are prevented from doing so.

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