Dr Sofia Galani on Piracy: the Human Rights and (wrongs); Interview for the Navigate Response

Review 18 May 2018 UK. Exploring the piracy debate. Dr Sofia Galani, Lecturer in Law at the University of Bristol and a Non-Executive Board of Advisors member of Human Rights at Sea gave a short interview on Piracy the Human Rights and (wrongs) to the Navigate Response, a global crisis communications network specialising in the international shipping, port and offshore industries. Read the interview below: Piracy … Continue reading Dr Sofia Galani on Piracy: the Human Rights and (wrongs); Interview for the Navigate Response

Legal action before the ECtHR against Italy over its coordination of Libyan Coast Guard pull-backs resulting in migrant deaths and abuse

Press Release 8 May 2018 London. Italy’s collaboration with Libya to stop migrants and asylum seekers reaching Europe is facing a legal challenge over allegations that it has led to grave human rights violations against those crossing the Mediterranean, including torture and slavery. Seventeen survivors of a fatal incident in which a boat carrying migrants found itself in distress off the coast of Libya filed an application … Continue reading Legal action before the ECtHR against Italy over its coordination of Libyan Coast Guard pull-backs resulting in migrant deaths and abuse

Update on Shipbreaking in South Asia from the NGO Shipbreaking Platform

Press Release 1st of May 2018 Brussels. There were a total of 206 ships broken in the first quarter of 2018. Of these, 152 ships were sold to the beaches of South Asia for dirty and dangerous breaking.  So far this year, 10 workers have lost their lives and 2 workers have been severely injured when breaking ships in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Another two workers were … Continue reading Update on Shipbreaking in South Asia from the NGO Shipbreaking Platform

The Court of Cassation in Rome decides against the release of the search and rescue vessel IUVENTA of Jugend Rettet E.V.

Press Release  27 APRIL 2018 London. Human Rights at Sea is closely watching the ongoing situation in the central Mediterranean route, and is deeply concerned with the restrictive asylum policies of the European Union and the general securitisation and criminalisation of search and rescue at sea. What we are witnessing is push backs operations of asylum seekers and other migrants to Libya, and the seizure of … Continue reading The Court of Cassation in Rome decides against the release of the search and rescue vessel IUVENTA of Jugend Rettet E.V.

HRAS Supports the 23rd HR & Crew Management Summit

Press Release 23rd HR & Crew Management Summit London. UK. Human Rights At Sea announces media partnership with the 23rd HR & Crew Management Summit to take place in London on the 24th and 25th of October 2018. The venue will be confirmed closer to the event’s dates. HRAS will be present at the Summit and will be represented by one of the Trustees, Amanda Hastings … Continue reading HRAS Supports the 23rd HR & Crew Management Summit

Op-Ed by F R Chowdhury: International Shipping: Changing Patterns and Phases; good or bad?

Op-Ed: INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: CHANGING PATTERNS AND PHASES: IS IT GOOD OR BAD? F R Chowdhury London, 10 April 2018                                                       “Shipping is a complex and capital intensive business. Major part of the international shipping was owned and operated by … Continue reading Op-Ed by F R Chowdhury: International Shipping: Changing Patterns and Phases; good or bad?

International Labour Rights Forum (ILRF) Job Opening: Senior Campaign Coordinator

Media Release – Job Opening International Labour Rights Forum (ILRF)  Senior Campaign Coordinator London. The International Labor Rights Forum is a human rights organization that advocates for workers worldwide. Human Rights at Sea has actively worked alongside ILRF to better the lives of seafarers and fishermen in the seafood industry in a number of projects, with a particular focus on South East Asia during 2015-2016. Human … Continue reading International Labour Rights Forum (ILRF) Job Opening: Senior Campaign Coordinator