HRAS deeply concerned with the latest developments in the central Mediterranean and the seizure of Proactive Open Arms vessel

Press Release  21st of March 2018 London. Human Rights at Sea is closely watching the ongoing situation in the central Mediterranean route following the seizure of the NGO Proactiva Open Arms vessel and crew by the Italian authorities in Sicilia during a search and rescue operation. During the operation, the NGO vessel refused to hand the migrants to the Libyan coastguard authorities fearing their further detention … Continue reading HRAS deeply concerned with the latest developments in the central Mediterranean and the seizure of Proactive Open Arms vessel

Migrants Die After Confusion over SAR Laws

By MarEx 2016-01-28 15:44:39 Reproduced with express permission The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) has raised concerns over reports that some would-be rescuers may have been deterred from helping people in distress by concerns about territorial waters. One such report, published in The Independent, states: “Australian national Simon Lewis says he and a team of rescue workers were sailing in international waters near the Greek island … Continue reading Migrants Die After Confusion over SAR Laws

Urgent Call for Assistance: SOLAS Life-jackets for Life Line Ezidi

  Life Line Ezidi – Urgent Call for Assistance ‘If we drown going to Europe, we die once. If we stay in the Middle East we die a thousand deaths.’ What is Required: Volunteers to be based in Izmir and Istanbul plan to provide good quality (SOLAS approved) life jackets to refugees before they attempt sea crossings to Europe. ____ Detail I am currently based in Istanbul … Continue reading Urgent Call for Assistance: SOLAS Life-jackets for Life Line Ezidi

Australian Government sends Somali refugee rape victim back to Nauru detention facility

 Australian Government sends Somali refugee rape victim back to Nauru detention facility “I was raped on Nauru.  I have been very sick.  I have never said that I did not want a termination.  I never saw a doctor.  I saw a nurse at a clinic but there was no counselling.  I saw a nurse at Villawood but there was no interpreter.  I asked but was … Continue reading Australian Government sends Somali refugee rape victim back to Nauru detention facility

The HRAS Interview with Graeme McGregor of Amnesty International Australia

The HRAS Interview Series Men, Women and Children in Offshore Detention Graeme McGregor joined Amnesty International Australia in 2013 as the Refugee Campaign Coordinator. After studying Human Rights and International Politics at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, he has spent 10 years working voluntarily and professionally for Amnesty International and other organisations. HRAS speaks to Graeme about Australia’s offshore detention centres: HRAS: What is Amnesty … Continue reading The HRAS Interview with Graeme McGregor of Amnesty International Australia

Fundraising Campaign for film about the Refugee & Migrant Crisis launched

FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN FOR FILM ABOUT REFUGEE & MIGRANT CRISIS IS LAUNCHED A Kickstarter campaign has been launched for CLANDESTINE, a short film that follows the perilous journey of a group of refugees across the Mediterranean. The latest film by Writer/Director Stuart Gatt, the drama delves into the horrors that have led to the death of 2000 refugees, this year alone, trying to make it to … Continue reading Fundraising Campaign for film about the Refugee & Migrant Crisis launched