Human Rights at Sea Year Three Impact infographic published

PRESS RELEASE Immediate Our visual Impact Report – Year 3 Today, Human Rights at Sea publishes its visual Impact Report and Timeline of Delivery infographic detailing a summary of the successes for the charity in only its third year since being established in April 2014. CEO, David Hammond, said: “We have always said that we would rise or fall on our demonstrable delivery to the … Continue reading Human Rights at Sea Year Three Impact infographic published

HRAS publication briefed to UN Human Rights Council Intergovernmental Working Group

Dr. Anna Petrig, Researcher, University of Basel, Switzerland and Non-Executive Board adviser to Human Rights at Sea, has submitted her perspectives on “Regulating PMSCs at Sea: Operational and Legal Specificities” to the United Nations Human Rights Council Intergovernmental Working Group on Private Military and Security Companies 5th Session, in Geneva, 12‐16 December 2016. Dr. Petrig co-wrote the Human Rights at Sea publication for ‘Deprivation of Liberty … Continue reading HRAS publication briefed to UN Human Rights Council Intergovernmental Working Group

Made in Taiwan: Government Failure and Illegal, Abusive and Criminal Fisheries

Greenpeace has released a new report. Made in Taiwan: Government Failure and Illegal, Abusive and Criminal Fisheries exposes human rights abuses, IUU fishing and endemic problems in Taiwan’s distant water fisheries, and outlines some of the failings we’ve observed with Taiwan’s Government and Fisheries Agency. The report is based on field investigations conducted in 2014 and 2015, and reveals serious crimes. Taiwanese companies like FCF are … Continue reading Made in Taiwan: Government Failure and Illegal, Abusive and Criminal Fisheries

UK Modern Slavery Act Briefing Note for the Maritime Environment

The British Modern Slavery Act 2015 (‘the Act’) has been designed to encourage companies that outsource or subcontract work to take responsibility for every stage of their business. The most important mechanism in the Act is found in Section 54, the transparency in supply chains provision. This requires large companies, with a presence in the UK, to publish a statement on their website detailing the … Continue reading UK Modern Slavery Act Briefing Note for the Maritime Environment

Shipowner and Seafarers’ Unions team up to launch new guidance on the elimination of harassment and bullying

SHIPOWNERS AND SEAFARERS’ UNIONS TEAM UP TO LAUNCH NEW GUIDANCE ON THE ELIMINATION OF HARASSMENT AND BULLYING Maritime employers and seafarers’ unions have joined forces to publish new international ‘Guidance on Eliminating Shipboard Harassment and Bullying’. The new Guidelines, developed by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), can be downloaded from the ICS and ITF websites. These Guidelines … Continue reading Shipowner and Seafarers’ Unions team up to launch new guidance on the elimination of harassment and bullying

Human Rights at Sea launches first global ‘Missing Seafarers Reporting Programme’

Globally supporting seafarers, fishermen and their families http://www.missingseafarers.org London. 30 January 2015. A new and vital public international resource where details can be submitted and recorded concerning missing seafarers and fishermen globally has now gone live. The first phase of the ‘Missing Seafarers Register’ as part of the ‘Missing Seafarers Reporting Programme’ has been launched by Human Rights at Sea (HRAS), an independent maritime human … Continue reading Human Rights at Sea launches first global ‘Missing Seafarers Reporting Programme’

Thai Government makes right decision about prison labour program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Joint NGO Press Statement January 22, 2015 Thai Government makes right decision about prison labour program (Washington, D.C.) — The Government of Thailand announced last week that it will scrap a proposed project to recruit prisoners to work on Thai fishing boats. The announcement came after 45 labor and human rights groups that raised concerns about the program in a letter on … Continue reading Thai Government makes right decision about prison labour program