New Seafood Supply Chain Code of Practice Published

PAS 1550:2017 Exercising due diligence in establishing the legal origin of seafood products and marine ingredients – importing and processing – Code of Practice. Human Rights at Sea is pleased to announce its close involvement in the Steering Group for the development of the Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 1550:2017 concerning a new voluntary Code of Practice for due diligence and fair working practices in the fisheries … Continue reading New Seafood Supply Chain Code of Practice Published

European MEPs uphold Human Rights at Sea SAR publication

PRESS RELEASE Immediate 11 July 2017 26 MEPs uphold Human Rights at Sea work in support of search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean With the on-going European migrant crisis, including the continued tragic loss of life in the southern Mediterranean offshore Libya, Human Rights at Sea and its supporting advisory work has been recognised and upheld by 26 MEP’s of the European Parliament in … Continue reading European MEPs uphold Human Rights at Sea SAR publication

[Updated] Planned EU NGO Code of Conduct threatens life-saving search and rescue operations

PRESS RELEASE Immediate 6 July 2017 Planned EU NGO Code of Conduct threatens life-saving search and rescue operations  “Failure to sign this Code of Conduct or failure to comply with its obligations may result in the refusal by the Italian State to authorize the access to national ports, subject to compliance with the existing international conventions.“ Leaked draft EU Code of Conduct.   Human Rights … Continue reading [Updated] Planned EU NGO Code of Conduct threatens life-saving search and rescue operations

Chinese Seafarers: An Invisible Group

The HRAS Interview with Dr Pengfei Zhang – Chinese Seafarers: An Invisible Group The latest interview from the ‘HRAS Interview’ platform comes from Dr Pengfei Zhang where he discusses in detail the challenges of Chinese seafarers and the effects of international legislation which protects seafarers rights. In recent years, China has emerged as a world leader in shipbuilding, shipowning and seafarer-supply. Why is it then … Continue reading Chinese Seafarers: An Invisible Group

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

Human Rights at Sea collaborative guidance on caring for seafarer mental welfare

UPDATE DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE COPY Authored by Professor Neil Greenberg, Managing Director of March on Stress and Professor of Defence Mental Health at King’s College London on behalf of Human Rights at Sea, the new publication, “Managing Traumatic Stress – Guidance for Maritime Organisations” aims to provide a top-level guidance to senior management to help improve the mental health of seafarers by providing education and … Continue reading Human Rights at Sea collaborative guidance on caring for seafarer mental welfare