Bristol University law students lead on new Flag State project

  PRESS RELEASE 9 January 2018 Bristol University law school students lead on new flag State project with Human Rights at Sea BRISTOL.UK. The University of Bristol’s Human Rights Implementation Centre offers a unique opportunity for students to conduct applied research in collaboration with valued partners through its Human Rights Law Clinic. The nature of the Clinic attracts action-oriented students seeking to gain practical experience and … Continue reading Bristol University law students lead on new Flag State project

The Chennai Six – Four years of hell

Chennai 6 Family Press Release 4 October 2017 Relatives of the British war heroes wrongly imprisoned in India are marking the fourth anniversary of their arrest by stepping up the campaign to free them. The families will be lobbying MPs on Thursday, October 12, and will also hand in a petition to 10 Downing Street demanding the Government do more to secure their release. The … Continue reading The Chennai Six – Four years of hell

Year 4 Corporate Profile Document published

PRESS RELEASE Immediate 11 August 2017 Human Rights at Sea Corporate Profile Document for Year 4 Published “Over the past year Human Rights at Sea has successfully brought fundamental seafarers’ rights issues to the attention of a wider audience than ever before.  The detailed list of achievements from David Hammond and his small but very dedicated team is impressive by any standards, bringing home the … Continue reading Year 4 Corporate Profile Document published

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

Seaman Guard Ohio: “Foreign Mercenaries”

  Source: The Maritime Executive. Reproduced with permission. In an radio interview on BBC World Service news this week, a former Indian seafarer defended his country’s imprisonment of the men on board the armory vessel Seaman Guard Ohio with the defense that soldiers sail on naval ships not merchant ships. He said: “The police and other law enforcement authorities in India would have reasonable cause … Continue reading Seaman Guard Ohio: “Foreign Mercenaries”

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

Annual Letter to United Nations Global Compact Participants

Human Rights at Sea has been a member of the UN Global Compact since 2015. Posted by Lise Kingo, Executive Director, UN Global Compact  Are you ready to make the Sustainable Development Goals work for you? The adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris climate agreement in December have ushered in a new era for business.  Last year’s truly historic agreements lay out … Continue reading Annual Letter to United Nations Global Compact Participants