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

BREAKING: MV Seaman Guard Crew Acquitted by Indian Court

BREAKING Human Rights at Sea has been informed that the entire crew, including the six British maritime security guards known as the ‘Chennai 6’, have been acquitted of all charges by an Indian Court. This has followed a four year fight for justice since their arrest on the 12th October 2013 while operating the MV Seaman Guard Ohio anti-piracy vessel off the Indian coast in … Continue reading BREAKING: MV Seaman Guard Crew Acquitted by Indian Court

Chennai 6 Awareness Film & Family Impact Statement Released

PRESS RELEASE Immediate – 5 September 2017 CHENNAI 6 AWARENESS FILM & FAMILY IMPACT STATEMENT RELEASED Human Rights at Sea continues to support the case of the crew of the MV Seaman Guard Ohio, including the British maritime security guards who were detained on 12th October 2013 in the Indian Port of Tuticorin for possession of illegal arms and environmental pollution. Indian authorities subsequently arrested the … Continue reading Chennai 6 Awareness Film & Family Impact Statement Released

Press Release: Human Rights at Sea comments on Indian judicial sentence of MV Seaman Guard Ohio Crew

Human Rights at Sea comments on Indian judicial sentence of MV Seaman Guard Ohio Crew David Hammond, CEO Human Rights at Sea For Immediate Release It has been reported this morning that the principal sessions court in Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu, India, sentenced 35 crew members of the US anti-piracy vessel MV Seaman Guard Ohio to five years imprisonment. This includes six Britons. Human Rights … Continue reading Press Release: Human Rights at Sea comments on Indian judicial sentence of MV Seaman Guard Ohio Crew

Press Release: Human Rights at Sea & International Bar Association launch initiative to capture maritime abuses with eyeWitness App

                 Human Rights at Sea & International Bar Association Joint Press Release LONDON 7 December 2015 Human Rights at Sea and International Bar Association launch initiative to capture maritime abuses with eyeWitness App Today, Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) announced the launch of an initiative to use the eyeWitness to Atrocities App to record human rights abuses occurring at sea. … Continue reading Press Release: Human Rights at Sea & International Bar Association launch initiative to capture maritime abuses with eyeWitness App

MV Seaman Guard Ohio Crew to stand trial in India after 625 days in detention

Press statement – The Mission to Seafarers 5 July 2015 for immediate release global MV Seaman Guard Ohio Crew to stand trial in India after 625 days in detention The Mission to Seafarers has been informed by the crew of the Seaman Guard Ohio from India this week that they will not be released to leave, as they had eagerly anticipated. Instead, the Supreme Court … Continue reading MV Seaman Guard Ohio Crew to stand trial in India after 625 days in detention

HRAS Commentary. Legal, humanitarian and practical issues plague military targeting of Libyan traffickers’ boats

EU leaders have suggested that military capabilities should be used to deny Libyan human traffickers the use of their boats. The idea, coming from politicians such as the French President, Francois Hollande, Roberta Pinotti, Italy’s defence minister and EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos is an interesting one. The aim is to stem the flow of illegal migrants into Europe, but can it legally work? Continue reading HRAS Commentary. Legal, humanitarian and practical issues plague military targeting of Libyan traffickers’ boats