MV Liberty Prrudencia: a gross failure in protecting seafarers’ rights

Original Lloyds List & The Maritime Executive OP-ED I have great respect for the mental and physical tenacity of the remaining 13 Indian crew of the Liberty Prrudencia. At the time of writing, they remain effectively abandoned by the owners in Zhoushan, China, having been paid just one month’s wages in six months, but to date have steadfastly refused to bow down to pressure exerted to … Continue reading MV Liberty Prrudencia: a gross failure in protecting seafarers’ rights

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

HRAS publication briefed to UN Human Rights Council Intergovernmental Working Group

Dr. Anna Petrig, Researcher, University of Basel, Switzerland and Non-Executive Board adviser to Human Rights at Sea, has submitted her perspectives on “Regulating PMSCs at Sea: Operational and Legal Specificities” to the United Nations Human Rights Council Intergovernmental Working Group on Private Military and Security Companies 5th Session, in Geneva, 12‐16 December 2016. Dr. Petrig co-wrote the Human Rights at Sea publication for ‘Deprivation of Liberty … Continue reading HRAS publication briefed to UN Human Rights Council Intergovernmental Working Group

Bangladesh High Court: Ministries & Shipbreakers asked to account for non-compliance of 2009 Court judgement

PRESS RELEASE – BANGLADESH HIGH COURT ISSUES CONTEMPT RULE AGAINST 14 GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS: MINISTRIES AND SHIPBREAKERS ASKED TO ACCOUNT FOR NON-COMPLIANCE WITH 2009 JUDGEMENT Brussels/Dhaka, 12 April 2016 – The Bangladesh High Court yesterday issued a contempt rule asking 14 Government officials and the president of the Bangladesh Ship Breakers Association (BSBA) to explain why they have not implemented the Court’s judgement dating March 2009. … Continue reading Bangladesh High Court: Ministries & Shipbreakers asked to account for non-compliance of 2009 Court judgement

Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 comes into force

Human Rights at Sea, as a signatory to the UN Global Compact and supporter of all efforts to eradicate modern slavery, today reports that Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 has come into force in English Law. Kevin Hyland OBE, the UK independent anti-slavery commissioner, has written a letter addressed to all UK-based signatories of the UN Global Compact. TEXT Last year the … Continue reading Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 comes into force

European Parliament Motion for Resolution concerning MV Seaman Guard Ohio case – HRAS Comment

The continuing case of the incarceration following sentencing in January 2016 of the crew and Private Maritime Security guards of the MV Seaman Guard Ohio gains European Parliament attention. STATEMENT. 2 March 2016. Human Rights at Sea continues to support all lawful efforts to deliver justice based on facts alongside all other international organisations in this matter. Human Rights at Sea calls for continued and exhaustive efforts … Continue reading European Parliament Motion for Resolution concerning MV Seaman Guard Ohio case – HRAS Comment

Press Release: Significant blow to crew of Seaman Guard Ohio by Indian High Court

Human Rights at Sea comments on the latest developments in the ongoing matter of the detained crew of the former U.S.-owned anti-piracy vessel, the MV Seaman Guard Ohio. It is with regret that the charity reports that yesterday, the Madras High Court Bench refused to suspend the five-year sentences imposed by the Thoothukudi Principal Sessions Court on 11 January 2016 on six British nationals, 14 Estonians, three … Continue reading Press Release: Significant blow to crew of Seaman Guard Ohio by Indian High Court