New Seafood Supply Chain Code of Practice Published

PAS 1550:2017 Exercising due diligence in establishing the legal origin of seafood products and marine ingredients – importing and processing – Code of Practice. Human Rights at Sea is pleased to announce its close involvement in the Steering Group for the development of the Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 1550:2017 concerning a new voluntary Code of Practice for due diligence and fair working practices in the fisheries … Continue reading New Seafood Supply Chain Code of Practice Published

[Updated] New Educational Film Series: An introduction to Human Rights

PRESS RELEASE Immediate – 28 July 2017 RELEASE OF NEW EDUCATIONAL FILM SERIES [Updated 31 Jul 17] Human Rights at Sea is pleased to announce the release of the first film in a new educational series titled: “An Introduction to Human Rights”. The short animated film is a first for the charity as it continues its on-going public advocacy in highlighting the explicit need to … Continue reading [Updated] New Educational Film Series: An introduction to Human Rights

MV Liberty Prrudencia crew finally repatriated

PRESS RELEASE Immediate 22 July 2017 LIBERTY PRRUDENCIA CREW FINALLY REPATRIATED “THANKING YOU ALOT , PLEASE KEEP HELPING SEAFARER THE SAME  IN FUTURE , YOUR PRESENCE GIVES US HOPE OF SAFETY AND SECURITY.” Human Rights at Sea is delighted to be able to pass on the confirmed news that all 16 of the former crew of the MV Liberty Prrudencia are being repatriated home tomorrow … Continue reading MV Liberty Prrudencia crew finally repatriated

New case of seafarer abuse exposed on UAE flagged vessel

PRESS RELEASE Immediate 13 July 2017 Human Rights at Sea today publishes a further detailed case study and investigatory report into the abuse of seafarers provided by first-hand crew testimony onboard a UAE flagged vessel moored offshore the UAE coast owned by Alco Shipping Services. Notable concerns raised are crew allegations of ship owner threats towards them for publicly exposing their plight, and their continued … Continue reading New case of seafarer abuse exposed on UAE flagged vessel

European MEPs uphold Human Rights at Sea SAR publication

PRESS RELEASE Immediate 11 July 2017 26 MEPs uphold Human Rights at Sea work in support of search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean With the on-going European migrant crisis, including the continued tragic loss of life in the southern Mediterranean offshore Libya, Human Rights at Sea and its supporting advisory work has been recognised and upheld by 26 MEP’s of the European Parliament in … Continue reading European MEPs uphold Human Rights at Sea SAR publication

[Updated] Planned EU NGO Code of Conduct threatens life-saving search and rescue operations

PRESS RELEASE Immediate 6 July 2017 Planned EU NGO Code of Conduct threatens life-saving search and rescue operations  “Failure to sign this Code of Conduct or failure to comply with its obligations may result in the refusal by the Italian State to authorize the access to national ports, subject to compliance with the existing international conventions.“ Leaked draft EU Code of Conduct.   Human Rights … Continue reading [Updated] Planned EU NGO Code of Conduct threatens life-saving search and rescue operations

New case of seafarer abuse exposed

PRESS RELEASE Immediate “We are totally unsafe here… this is a dead ship. Sea water is leaking in the engine room… no facilities… rusty water…. If anything happens we will not survive. All will be dead… Please send us home.” Human Rights at Sea today publishes yet another detailed case study and investigatory report into the abuse of seafarers provided by first hand testimony, on … Continue reading New case of seafarer abuse exposed