International Labour Rights Forum (ILRF) Job Opening: Senior Campaign Coordinator

Media Release – Job Opening International Labour Rights Forum (ILRF)  Senior Campaign Coordinator London. The International Labor Rights Forum is a human rights organization that advocates for workers worldwide. Human Rights at Sea has actively worked alongside ILRF to better the lives of seafarers and fishermen in the seafood industry in a number of projects, with a particular focus on South East Asia during 2015-2016. Human … Continue reading International Labour Rights Forum (ILRF) Job Opening: Senior Campaign Coordinator

Submission to UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment

Tragedy in the Marine Commons: The Intertwined Exploitation of Ocean Ecosystems and Fisheries Workers Alongside eight other internationally recognised NGOs, Human Rights at Sea has been engaged with and leant its weight to a core working group looking at the continued exploitation of fisheries workers at sea and the connections between human rights and labour abuses in the fishing sector with the practices of overfishing … Continue reading Submission to UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment

Marlins and Human Rights at Sea launch new Diversity and Inclusivity training for seafarers

JOINT PRESS RELEASE IMMEDIATE It’s no secret to those in the industry that the maritime sector is one of the most diverse in the world. Seafarers hail from a wide range of cultures, nationalities and beliefs, as well as representing the full spectrum of gender and sexual orientation. This diverse environment makes the industry an exciting and interesting place to work, however it can lead … Continue reading Marlins and Human Rights at Sea launch new Diversity and Inclusivity training for seafarers

UK Seafarers Awareness Week promoting maritime jobs for future generations

Seafarers UK, the unique maritime charity that oversees the whole UK maritime environment, calls on both the Government and the UK shipping industry to invest in training of British Merchant Navy officers to meet huge manpower shortfall. This year, their ‘Seafarers Awareness Week’ (20-26 June) has the specific theme of promoting ‘Maritime Jobs for Future Generations’. A recent report from the International Chamber of Shipping … Continue reading UK Seafarers Awareness Week promoting maritime jobs for future generations

New infographics for eyeWitness at Sea Human Rights evidence gathering app

Human Rights at Sea is pleased to announce that the latest explanatory infographics detailing how the eyeWitness App for collecting picture and video evidence at sea can be downloaded and installed. It is now available in six languages: English, French, Russian, Portuguese, Spanish and Arabic. These can be downloaded from the Human Rights at Sea website’s eyeWitness at Sea page. Human Rights at Sea is working alongside … Continue reading New infographics for eyeWitness at Sea Human Rights evidence gathering app

Press Release: Significant blow to crew of Seaman Guard Ohio by Indian High Court

Human Rights at Sea comments on the latest developments in the ongoing matter of the detained crew of the former U.S.-owned anti-piracy vessel, the MV Seaman Guard Ohio. It is with regret that the charity reports that yesterday, the Madras High Court Bench refused to suspend the five-year sentences imposed by the Thoothukudi Principal Sessions Court on 11 January 2016 on six British nationals, 14 Estonians, three … Continue reading Press Release: Significant blow to crew of Seaman Guard Ohio by Indian High Court

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