New global Maritime Human Rights Reporting Platform launched

PRESS RELEASE Human Rights at Sea is pleased to announce a new and unique partnership with the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre through the launching this week of the new global platform for recording cases of maritime human rights abuses, highlighting pertinent international cases from the shipping and fisheries industries, and publishing cases relevant to identifying best Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices for companies … Continue reading New global Maritime Human Rights Reporting Platform launched

Thai Union and Nestlé Launch Demonstration Boat to Promote Human Rights in Fishing Industry

Friday, December 15, 2017 – 10:00am NEWSROOM: Nestlé CONTENT: Press Release BANGKOK, December 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Thai Union Group PCL and Nestlé have launched a demonstration boat to promote the human rights of workers in the Thai fishing industry. The boat is the first of its kind in Thailand. The two companies, in collaboration with global non-profit Verité, renovated a standard Thai fishing boat, transforming it … Continue reading Thai Union and Nestlé Launch Demonstration Boat to Promote Human Rights in Fishing Industry

Statement for Human Rights Day 2017

PRESS RELEASE 10 December 2017 “The application of human rights throughout the maritime environment at all times, without exception.” Today, we celebrate Human Rights Day at the start of a year-long campaign to mark the forthcoming 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. On 10 December 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly … Continue reading Statement for Human Rights Day 2017

REPORT: Fisheries abuses and related observer deaths in the Pacific region

Investigative Report and Case Study  Fisheries abuses and related observer deaths in the Pacific region 4 December 2017 Today, Human Rights at Sea publishes its latest international investigative report and case study into the issue of disappearances and deaths of fisheries observers and related crew in the Pacific region. The report highlights troubling trends and a lack of support at sea, as well as insufficient … Continue reading REPORT: Fisheries abuses and related observer deaths in the Pacific region

BREAKING: MV Seaman Guard Crew Acquitted by Indian Court

BREAKING Human Rights at Sea has been informed that the entire crew, including the six British maritime security guards known as the ‘Chennai 6’, have been acquitted of all charges by an Indian Court. This has followed a four year fight for justice since their arrest on the 12th October 2013 while operating the MV Seaman Guard Ohio anti-piracy vessel off the Indian coast in … Continue reading BREAKING: MV Seaman Guard Crew Acquitted by Indian Court

Use of Force at Sea: 2018 Spring School & Conference Turin Italy

Spring School & Conference Turin Italy Monday 16 April 2018 – Friday 20 April 2018 Human Rights at Sea is pleased to highlight the forthcoming Peace and Security at Sea (PaSS) Spring school event feature in-depth discussion including on the issue of human rights at sea. The use of force is a core issue of international law. The Spring School on Peace and Security brings … Continue reading Use of Force at Sea: 2018 Spring School & Conference Turin Italy

Industry leads the way on ILO 188

Press Release NFFO, SFF, WFA, NIFF 16 November 2017 Industry leads the way on ILO 188 The UK’s fishing federations in conjunction with the MCA Fishing Safety ​team have together developed a Fishing Safety Management (FSM) System that will assist fishermen with the imminent implementation of a generational change to fishing safety legislation – the Work in Fishing Convention (ILO 188) aimed at creating a … Continue reading Industry leads the way on ILO 188