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

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

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

New maritime Labour Rights and Human Rights Educational film launched

  PRESS RELEASE 2 November 2017 Human Rights at Sea launches a new educational film explaining Labour and Human Rights Today, Human Rights at Sea launches the second in its series of freely available educational films and accompanying infographics concerning maritime human rights protections and their impact on the maritime community, titled “Labour Rights and Human Rights”. The film has been produced by Marlins, a … Continue reading New maritime Labour Rights and Human Rights Educational film launched

Northern Ireland Fisheries Non-EEA crew anti-slavery & trafficking report

PRESS RELEASE 26 October 2017  Northern Ireland Fisheries Non-EEA Crew anti-slavery & trafficking report issued Human Rights at Sea, today publicly issues its independent project report and a fishing industry response into the non-EEA crew issue in Northern Ireland, and which has been linked to the on-going investigations and drive to highlight the issue of slavery and trafficking across all UK industry sectors. Globally, there is … Continue reading Northern Ireland Fisheries Non-EEA crew anti-slavery & trafficking report

HRAS Interview No. 30: Jostein Hole Kobbeltvedt Executive Director Rafto Foundation for Human Rights

The Rafto Legacy Photo Credit: Hans Jørgen Brun Interview with Jostein Hole Kobbeltvedt Executive Director Rafto Foundation for Human Rights. The Rafto Foundation for Human Rights was established in 1987 in memory of Professor Thorolf Rafto (1922-1986), an iconic lecturer in economics at the Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen, Norway. Now, a little over 30 years on, one of a new generation of supporters, Jostein … Continue reading HRAS Interview No. 30: Jostein Hole Kobbeltvedt Executive Director Rafto Foundation for Human Rights