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?

Hard-hitting film: Human rights abuses in Libyan detention centres

Hard-hitting film for migrants in Libyan detention centres https://vimeo.com/167751473 – based on testimonies. Supported by Human Rights at Sea in its development.   Help us continue our valuable international work exposing abuses at sea. Thank you.       Continue reading Hard-hitting film: Human rights abuses in Libyan detention centres

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

New NGO guidance for co-ordination of Search and Rescue in the Mediterranean

  PRESS RELEASE Immediate – 2 March 2017 New NGO guidance for co-ordination of Search and Rescue in the Mediterranean published Today, Human Rights at Sea publishes the first voluntary NGO minimum standard guidance working towards increased levels of joint co-ordination and co-operation for the on-going humanitarian relief effort in the Mediterranean region and in close co-ordination with established Rescue Coordination Centres, other State and … Continue reading New NGO guidance for co-ordination of Search and Rescue in the Mediterranean

First video blog from HRAS intern at sea offshore Libya

Melanie Glodkiewicz, a Human Rights at Sea intern, is currently seconded to the German NGO Sea-Watch and their vessel Sea-Watch 2 operating off the Libyan coast. In this first video report, Melanie describes her experiences on her first mission from the deck of Sea-Watch 2 as it sails back to Malta to replenish stores. This includes her first experiences of rescuing men, women and children … Continue reading First video blog from HRAS intern at sea offshore Libya

20 Questions exposing the African Economic Migrant Narrative to the Maritime Community

PRESS RELEASE Immediate – 13 June 2016 “I have no worry about crossing the sea, because as soon as I take decision to leave my family for an unknown world, there is no more worry. I will either succeed or die. That is it.” Following extensive field research in the Sahel, Africa, Human Rights at Sea releases its latest international publication exposing the real-life stories … Continue reading 20 Questions exposing the African Economic Migrant Narrative to the Maritime Community

New Migrant rescue NGO ProActiva Open Arms joins Human Rights at Sea

  Human Rights at Sea is pleased to announce that the NGO ProActiva Open Arms has joined with the charity as a Supporting Entity enabling overt and mutual support to respective work areas. Proactiva Open Arms, an NGO based in Barcelona (Spain), was founded in September 2015 in order to carry out safety and rescue tasks for migrants crossing the Aegean from Turkey to Lesvos. … Continue reading New Migrant rescue NGO ProActiva Open Arms joins Human Rights at Sea