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

Marlins and Human Rights at Sea launch new Diversity and Inclusivity training for seafarers

JOINT PRESS RELEASE IMMEDIATE It’s no secret to those in the industry that the maritime sector is one of the most diverse in the world. Seafarers hail from a wide range of cultures, nationalities and beliefs, as well as representing the full spectrum of gender and sexual orientation. This diverse environment makes the industry an exciting and interesting place to work, however it can lead … Continue reading Marlins and Human Rights at Sea launch new Diversity and Inclusivity training for seafarers

Huge support for first IMHR Conference

Huge support from industry, government, NGOs, maritime charities and the Press indicates that next week’s inaugural ground-breaking International Maritime Human Rights Conference will make an indelible and long-lasting impression on all those who attend. Hard-hitting and direct, it will draw global attention to the welfare of seafarers and their working conditions, exposing some of the vile abuses taking place every day at sea while attempting … Continue reading Huge support for first IMHR Conference

The HRAS Interview: Alexandra Bilak – Director Norwegian Refugee Council’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre

Migrants are the tip of the iceberg Hundreds of thousands of people have put their life at risk at sea to reach European shores. Their bravery and despair has drawn wide media attention. In reality, though, they are the tip of the iceberg. There were 40.8 million people displaced within national borders worldwide as a result of conflict and violence at the end of 2015 … Continue reading The HRAS Interview: Alexandra Bilak – Director Norwegian Refugee Council’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre

Turkish SAR authorities called to account by NGOs

Support for a co-ordinated Humanitarian Search and Rescue operation is denied. Does the Turkish Coast Guard hold responsibility for the deaths of two persons at sea? A Joint Statement and Case Study by Sea-Watch, ProActiva Open Arms, WatchTheMed Alarm Phone, Human Rights at Sea and CADUS BACKGROUND On the 19th of March 2016, a group of people left the shores of Turkey, seeking to cross … Continue reading Turkish SAR authorities called to account by NGOs

This is EU foreign policy: If you don’t want to see these pictures – stop us producing them

Source: SeaWatch Picture Credit: Christian Büttner / EIKON NORD GMBH GERMANY From the frontline SeaWatch teams working to save life in the Mediterranean. After witnessing a series of boats accidents including capsized boats with many dead in the Central Mediterranean Sea last week, Sea-Watch is now striking a balance and publishing tragic pictures that have to be acknowledged by the European society as the tragedies are … Continue reading This is EU foreign policy: If you don’t want to see these pictures – stop us producing them