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

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

New case of seafarer abuse exposed on UAE flagged vessel

PRESS RELEASE Immediate 13 July 2017 Human Rights at Sea today publishes a further detailed case study and investigatory report into the abuse of seafarers provided by first-hand crew testimony onboard a UAE flagged vessel moored offshore the UAE coast owned by Alco Shipping Services. Notable concerns raised are crew allegations of ship owner threats towards them for publicly exposing their plight, and their continued … Continue reading New case of seafarer abuse exposed on UAE flagged vessel

HRAS Intern becomes Erasmus+ Ambassador

Melanie Glodkiewicz selected as an Erasmus+ Ambassador “My internship has been a life-changing period” Wednesday 14 June 2016 Human Rights at Sea is delighted to announce that a former intern, Miss Melanie Glodkiewicz, has been selected to become a European Erasmus+ Programme ambassador following her work on Mediterranean migrant projects for the charity and while seconded to the German NGO, Seawatch. Melanie joined the HRAS … Continue reading HRAS Intern becomes Erasmus+ Ambassador

HRAS supports inaugural Lloyds List Tom Leander Internship Fellow

Human Rights at Sea is delighted to have been asked by Lloyds List to support the selection of the inaugural Tom Leander fellow, Miss Kuganiga Kuganeswaran and to be able to offer her experience in the maritime human rights charitable sector during her three month internship. The internship is sponsored by the law firm Norton Rose Fulbright LLP. HRAS trustee, Captain Jessica Tyson, attended the selection day … Continue reading HRAS supports inaugural Lloyds List Tom Leander Internship Fellow

HRAS publishes desperate letter for help from abandoned crew of MV Liberty Prrudencia

PRESS RELEASE Immediate:  8 April 2017 Human Rights at Sea today publishes a copy of a desperate letter for help from the remaining Indian seafarers of the Hong Kong flagged MV Liberty Prrudencia abandoned in China by the owner Paramount Liberty Shipping (HK) Ltd, which has been sent to the charity as well as a number of other welfare organisations, including the ITF. The charity calls for … Continue reading HRAS publishes desperate letter for help from abandoned crew of MV Liberty Prrudencia

European Parliament: Human Rights at Sea outlines voluntary SAR NGO Code of Conduct

PRESS RELEASE 31 March 2017 Human Rights at Sea outlines the first voluntary Code of Conduct for Search and Rescue NGOs in the European Parliament On Wednesday 29 March, CEO David Hammond spoke in the European Parliament to outline the new voluntary ‘Code of Conduct for Search and Rescue Operations undertaken by civil society Non-Governmental Organisations in the Mediterranean Sea’ and to urge European institutions … Continue reading European Parliament: Human Rights at Sea outlines voluntary SAR NGO Code of Conduct