New global Maritime Human Rights Reporting Platform launched

PRESS RELEASE Human Rights at Sea is pleased to announce a new and unique partnership with the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre through the launching this week of the new global platform for recording cases of maritime human rights abuses, highlighting pertinent international cases from the shipping and fisheries industries, and publishing cases relevant to identifying best Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices for companies … Continue reading New global Maritime Human Rights Reporting Platform launched

Statement for Human Rights Day 2017

PRESS RELEASE 10 December 2017 “The application of human rights throughout the maritime environment at all times, without exception.” Today, we celebrate Human Rights Day at the start of a year-long campaign to mark the forthcoming 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. On 10 December 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly … Continue reading Statement for Human Rights Day 2017

Industry leads the way on ILO 188

Press Release NFFO, SFF, WFA, NIFF 16 November 2017 Industry leads the way on ILO 188 The UK’s fishing federations in conjunction with the MCA Fishing Safety ​team have together developed a Fishing Safety Management (FSM) System that will assist fishermen with the imminent implementation of a generational change to fishing safety legislation – the Work in Fishing Convention (ILO 188) aimed at creating a … Continue reading Industry leads the way on ILO 188

Human Rights at Sea publishes Third Annual Report

PRESS RELEASE 27th September 2017 HUMAN RIGHTS AT SEA PUBLISHES THIRD ANNUAL REPORT Human Rights at Sea publishes its Annual Report for the year ending May 2016 today. The 40-page report comprehensively lays out the development and achievements of the UK-based charity’s third year of operation. Founded in April 2014 by CEO David Hammond, the charity raises awareness and accountability for human rights in the … Continue reading Human Rights at Sea publishes Third Annual Report

David Hammond retires as CEO of Human Rights at Sea

PRESS RELEASE Immediate 14 September 2017 DAVID HAMMOND RETIRES AS CEO OF HUMAN RIGHTS AT SEA The Trustees of Human Rights at Sea today announce that the Founder of the charity, David Hammond, will be retiring from his role as CEO and will become a Trustee effective as of 1 October 2017. The charity will be appointing a new Chief Operating Officer and expanding its … Continue reading David Hammond retires as CEO of Human Rights at Sea

Italy sees major drop in migrant crossings from Libya to Europe. But is the cost too high?

Human Rights at Sea comments in the recent article by The Christian Science Monitor about the increasing concern about the actions of the Italian State and European Union in trampling on customary humanitarian principles and international human rights law relating to migrants and refugees returned to Libya, and the well-documented human rights abuses suffered by them at the hands of the EU trained Libyan authorities. … Continue reading Italy sees major drop in migrant crossings from Libya to Europe. But is the cost too high?

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