International Labour Rights Forum (ILRF) Job Opening: Senior Campaign Coordinator

Media Release – Job Opening International Labour Rights Forum (ILRF)  Senior Campaign Coordinator London. The International Labor Rights Forum is a human rights organization that advocates for workers worldwide. Human Rights at Sea has actively worked alongside ILRF to better the lives of seafarers and fishermen in the seafood industry in a number of projects, with a particular focus on South East Asia during 2015-2016. Human … Continue reading International Labour Rights Forum (ILRF) Job Opening: Senior Campaign Coordinator

Freedom From Modern Slavery Article by Ment van der Zwan published in the ICSF’s Samudra Report

REVIEW 7 March 2018 UK. HRAS would like to highlight an article written by Ment van der Zwan on  labour rights in the fisheries sector. The article titled  ‘Freedom From Modern Slavery’ was published in the ICSF (International Collective in Support for Fishworkers) Samudra Report of January 2018. It is a comprehensive overview of the current state of play for fishermen’s rights, particularly in regard … Continue reading Freedom From Modern Slavery Article by Ment van der Zwan published in the ICSF’s Samudra Report

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

Thai Union and Nestlé Launch Demonstration Boat to Promote Human Rights in Fishing Industry

Friday, December 15, 2017 – 10:00am NEWSROOM: Nestlé CONTENT: Press Release BANGKOK, December 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Thai Union Group PCL and Nestlé have launched a demonstration boat to promote the human rights of workers in the Thai fishing industry. The boat is the first of its kind in Thailand. The two companies, in collaboration with global non-profit Verité, renovated a standard Thai fishing boat, transforming it … Continue reading Thai Union and Nestlé Launch Demonstration Boat to Promote Human Rights in Fishing Industry

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

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