Human Rights at Sea intern Hajar Hejazi publishes on the Sanchi collision incident in Iranian Press

  IRAN. Iran-based Human Rights at Sea intern, Hajar Hejazi, has published an article in Farsi by invitation in the Iranian newspaper Sore Israfil  on the Sanchi Collision incident. In her article in Farsi, Hajar presents an account of the most important highlights of the incident, the response from the Chinese maritime authorities and the whole management of the crisis, with a focus on the loss of … Continue reading Human Rights at Sea intern Hajar Hejazi publishes on the Sanchi collision incident in Iranian Press

Italy sees major drop in migrant crossings from Libya to Europe. But is the cost too high?

Human Rights at Sea comments in the recent article by The Christian Science Monitor about the increasing concern about the actions of the Italian State and European Union in trampling on customary humanitarian principles and international human rights law relating to migrants and refugees returned to Libya, and the well-documented human rights abuses suffered by them at the hands of the EU trained Libyan authorities. … Continue reading Italy sees major drop in migrant crossings from Libya to Europe. But is the cost too high?

SeafoodSource Q&A with Ged Nash: Irish fishermen’s rights advocate

Q&A with Ged Nash: Irish fishermen’s rights advocate Reproduced with permission. By Gao Fu Mao, Contributing Editor reporting from Beijing, China First published in SeafoodSource on Friday, February 17, 2017 More than a year after a Guardian undercover exposé of exploitation of undocumented non-European Union migrant workers on Irish fishing trawlers, one of the key figures in the Irish government’s response to the scandal is calling … Continue reading SeafoodSource Q&A with Ged Nash: Irish fishermen’s rights advocate

Human Rights at Sea: An Annual Review

[First Published in The Maritime Executive 2016-12-27 17:26:06] When asked to provide an annual review the temptation is to list every subjective 2016 success to polish the corporate image and put one’s best foot forward. That part is easy and to a degree it will follow, but first let me start with what could have been done better this year. Why? I strongly believe that honesty … Continue reading Human Rights at Sea: An Annual Review

Sexual violence at sea. Dr. Lynn Simpson – Being the Only Woman Onboard

Being The Only Woman On Board [Part 2/3] The first thing veterinarian Dr Lynn Simpson did before boarding the livestock carriers that she worked on for the first time was to slip on a wedding ring. Even though she wasn’t married, it helped to deter unwanted attention from the men she encountered at sea and in port. In the vast majority of cases, she found … Continue reading Sexual violence at sea. Dr. Lynn Simpson – Being the Only Woman Onboard

Putting human rights at sea on the supply chain map

Putting human rights at sea on the supply chain map Reproduced with permission. 31 October 2016. Verisk Maplecroft. At any one time in a year, 90,000 cargo ships are carrying around 80% of all global trade across the world’s oceans. Yet shipping is mostly invisible in supply chain maps or risk assessments that trace a product’s journey, from source to retail. Similarly, the onboard conditions suffered … Continue reading Putting human rights at sea on the supply chain map

Women at Sea: Dr. Lynn Simpson – ‘Captains, Caring and Consequences’

Over the following three-part series, the Human Rights at Sea Interview speaks to Dr. Lynn Simpson as a woman at sea in her previous role as a Veterinarian working on livestock carriers. The series covers many issues including the way in which Dr. Simpson was treated by Captains, other crew, abuses she suffered and the working environment in which she had to undertake her role.  At times, … Continue reading Women at Sea: Dr. Lynn Simpson – ‘Captains, Caring and Consequences’