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

New maritime Labour Rights and Human Rights Educational film launched

  PRESS RELEASE 2 November 2017 Human Rights at Sea launches a new educational film explaining Labour and Human Rights Today, Human Rights at Sea launches the second in its series of freely available educational films and accompanying infographics concerning maritime human rights protections and their impact on the maritime community, titled “Labour Rights and Human Rights”. The film has been produced by Marlins, a … Continue reading New maritime Labour Rights and Human Rights Educational film launched

The Chennai Six – Four years of hell

Chennai 6 Family Press Release 4 October 2017 Relatives of the British war heroes wrongly imprisoned in India are marking the fourth anniversary of their arrest by stepping up the campaign to free them. The families will be lobbying MPs on Thursday, October 12, and will also hand in a petition to 10 Downing Street demanding the Government do more to secure their release. The … Continue reading The Chennai Six – Four years of hell

MV Seaman Guard Ohio guards & crew in Chennai prison for Christmas

The three year case of the imprisoned crew and security guards of the MV Seaman Guard Ohio in an Indian prison continues. This Christmas, please support them with a card. This year and once again, the crew, including six former HM Armed Forces veterans and maritime security guards innocently caught up in this incident, remain in jail awaiting to hear the outcome of their legal appeal while maintaining … Continue reading MV Seaman Guard Ohio guards & crew in Chennai prison for Christmas

Press Release: Thailand must cease prosecution of human rights defenders

Human Rights at Sea is pleased to overtly support the case of Andy Hall in Thailand alongside a global coalition of organisations spanning civil society in order to continue to highlight the abuses in the wrongful application of the rule of law towards human rights defenders through their arrest, detention and prosecution. 110 signatures from 60 civil society organizations, 28 unions and worker organizations, 13 companies and … Continue reading Press Release: Thailand must cease prosecution of human rights defenders