Fishing, safety and the Human Element

  The recent Nautical Institute Seaways article (June 2017) in co-ordination with the New Zealand based FISH Safety Foundation has looked in detail at the growing need and trend to openly discuss the issues of safety in the global fishing industry, including the protection of basic human rights. The Foundation is a Supporting Entity to Human Rights at Sea, as is The Nautical Institute. [Original … Continue reading Fishing, safety and the Human Element

Year 4 Corporate Profile Document published

PRESS RELEASE Immediate 11 August 2017 Human Rights at Sea Corporate Profile Document for Year 4 Published “Over the past year Human Rights at Sea has successfully brought fundamental seafarers’ rights issues to the attention of a wider audience than ever before.  The detailed list of achievements from David Hammond and his small but very dedicated team is impressive by any standards, bringing home the … Continue reading Year 4 Corporate Profile Document published

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

HRAS Interview No. 28: NGO Confronts Abortion Rights at Sea

Last year’s Zika virus outbreak saw a dramatic increase in demand for safe abortions in Latin-American countries. The virus can cause foetal brain developmental problems, and data from Women on Web, an NGO that provides access to safe abortions in countries where they are not universally available, was used to verify the jump in what activists and doctors had been reporting as an acute need … Continue reading HRAS Interview No. 28: NGO Confronts Abortion Rights at Sea

[Updated] New Educational Film Series: An introduction to Human Rights

PRESS RELEASE Immediate – 28 July 2017 RELEASE OF NEW EDUCATIONAL FILM SERIES [Updated 31 Jul 17] Human Rights at Sea is pleased to announce the release of the first film in a new educational series titled: “An Introduction to Human Rights”. The short animated film is a first for the charity as it continues its on-going public advocacy in highlighting the explicit need to … Continue reading [Updated] New Educational Film Series: An introduction to Human Rights

New Trustees join Human Rights at Sea

PRESS RELEASE 20 July 2017 New Trustees join Human Rights at Sea Human Rights at Sea is very pleased to welcome two new Trustees in support of the charity’s national and international work and its development. Mr. Ian Millen and Ms. Amanda Hastings join the charity with immediate effect. Ms. Fiona Laurence, Chair of Trustees, said: “We are very pleased to welcome two new Trustees … Continue reading New Trustees join Human Rights at Sea

New case of seafarer abuse exposed

PRESS RELEASE Immediate “We are totally unsafe here… this is a dead ship. Sea water is leaking in the engine room… no facilities… rusty water…. If anything happens we will not survive. All will be dead… Please send us home.” Human Rights at Sea today publishes yet another detailed case study and investigatory report into the abuse of seafarers provided by first hand testimony, on … Continue reading New case of seafarer abuse exposed