The 3rd Modern Slavery & Human Rights in Supply Chain Conference

  ANNOUNCEMENT The 3rd Modern Slavery & Human Rights in Supply Chain Conference will take place in London 19-20 April 2018  The purpose of The 3rd Modern Slavery & Human Rights in Supply Chain Conference is to equip businesses with actionable insights and an understanding of how forced labour and human rights violations can be eradicated from their supply chains. The Conference will provide a sufficiently … Continue reading The 3rd Modern Slavery & Human Rights in Supply Chain Conference

New Zealand Supreme Court Decision Aides Indonesian Fishermen’s Pursuit of Justice

  Human Rights at Sea strongly applauds the ongoing work by New Zealand lawyer, Karen Harding, in securing the first stage of review of existing New Zealand legislation by the supreme Court which has given a lifeline to Indonesian fishermen seeking an effective remedy against their former South Korean employers for unpaid wages and slave-like treatment while reportedly working up to 24 hour shifts with few … Continue reading New Zealand Supreme Court Decision Aides Indonesian Fishermen’s Pursuit of Justice

NGO Shipbreaking Platform Publishes List of Ships Dismantled Worldwide Revealing Human Rights Abuses and Environmental Damage

PRESS RELEASE 20 January 2018 Brussels, 20 January 2018. The NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes today its List of Ships dismantled worldwide in 2017 in tidal beaches of South East Asia revealing the shipping industry’s irresponsible shipbreaking practices and a series of human rights and labour abuses, including loss of life, at shipbreaking yards. 543 ocean-going commercial vessels were broken down by hand in yards in … Continue reading NGO Shipbreaking Platform Publishes List of Ships Dismantled Worldwide Revealing Human Rights Abuses and Environmental Damage

HRAS Intern graduates with a Distinction from Université catholique de Louvain

Human Rights at Sea is very pleased to report that our first Erasmus+ intern, Mélanie Glodkiewicz, has successfully graduated in International Relations from the Université catholique de Louvain with a top-level Distinction based on her human rights and humanitarian work. Reporting from the university highlighted that Mélanie’s internship with the charity was viewed as being contributory to her award of the highest level of Distinction; an … Continue reading HRAS Intern graduates with a Distinction from Université catholique de Louvain

Seafarer mental health trauma leaflet now available in Tagalog language

PRESS RELEASE 20 September 2017 SEAFARER MENTAL HEALTH TRAUMA LEAFLET NOW AVAILABLE IN TAGALOG LANGUAGE Human Rights at Sea is very pleased to announce that following the success of the mental health welfare leaflet “Remaining Resilient after Traumatic Events”, the leaflet is now available in the Tagalog language. The leaflet is now available on both the HRAS (Publications) and UK P&I (Knowledge) websites and can be … Continue reading Seafarer mental health trauma leaflet now available in Tagalog language

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?

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