Keeping Children Out of Piracy – The HRAS Interview

The HRAS Interview: Keeping Children Out of Piracy A much needed first step has been taken to raise awareness of the horrific abuse of children in piracy. The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative began academic research, in collaboration with Human Rights at Sea, the Dalhousie University Marine Piracy Project and the 100 Series Rules, in 2011. Following on from that, in 2016, Darin Reeves, Director … Continue reading Keeping Children Out of Piracy – The HRAS Interview

Indian seafarers unlawfully detained in Kuwait

Human Rights at Sea has been informed via the NGO Justice Upheld of the case of four Indian seafarers under house arrest in Kuwait and unlawfully detained since 13 May 2013. The case also raises the issue of the subjugation of seafarers under the Kafala System.  Human Rights at Sea is now supporting the case. The case has been reported by the NGO on its own … Continue reading Indian seafarers unlawfully detained in Kuwait

‘Remaining Resilient after Traumatic Events’: New Mental Health & Welfare Leaflet published

PRESS RELEASE Immediate Human Rights at Sea is very pleased to announce the publishing of a new mental health welfare leaflet ‘Remaining Resilient after Traumatic Events‘  for the benefit of seafarers, fishermen, their family and friends tackling the issue of how to remain resilient after a traumatic event at sea. This new resource has been produced in time for the UK Mental Health awareness week and is … Continue reading ‘Remaining Resilient after Traumatic Events’: New Mental Health & Welfare Leaflet published

HRAS supports inaugural Lloyds List Tom Leander Internship Fellow

Human Rights at Sea is delighted to have been asked by Lloyds List to support the selection of the inaugural Tom Leander fellow, Miss Kuganiga Kuganeswaran and to be able to offer her experience in the maritime human rights charitable sector during her three month internship. The internship is sponsored by the law firm Norton Rose Fulbright LLP. HRAS trustee, Captain Jessica Tyson, attended the selection day … Continue reading HRAS supports inaugural Lloyds List Tom Leander Internship Fellow

Hard-hitting film: Human rights abuses in Libyan detention centres

Hard-hitting film for migrants in Libyan detention centres https://vimeo.com/167751473 – based on testimonies. Supported by Human Rights at Sea in its development.   Help us continue our valuable international work exposing abuses at sea. Thank you.       Continue reading Hard-hitting film: Human rights abuses in Libyan detention centres

MV Liberty Prrudencia: a gross failure in protecting seafarers’ rights

Original Lloyds List & The Maritime Executive OP-ED I have great respect for the mental and physical tenacity of the remaining 13 Indian crew of the Liberty Prrudencia. At the time of writing, they remain effectively abandoned by the owners in Zhoushan, China, having been paid just one month’s wages in six months, but to date have steadfastly refused to bow down to pressure exerted to … Continue reading MV Liberty Prrudencia: a gross failure in protecting seafarers’ rights