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

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

Human Rights at Sea publishes Third Annual Report

PRESS RELEASE 27th September 2017 HUMAN RIGHTS AT SEA PUBLISHES THIRD ANNUAL REPORT Human Rights at Sea publishes its Annual Report for the year ending May 2016 today. The 40-page report comprehensively lays out the development and achievements of the UK-based charity’s third year of operation. Founded in April 2014 by CEO David Hammond, the charity raises awareness and accountability for human rights in the … Continue reading Human Rights at Sea publishes Third Annual Report

Europêche fishing vessel owners defend full respect for fishers’ social and labour rights in ILO

– Press release – First issued: Brussels, 22th September 2017 At the ‘Tripartite Meeting on Issues Relating to Migrant Fishers’ organised by the International Labour Organization (ILO) this week in Geneva, representatives from Governments, Workers and Employers adopted a set of conclusions, which includes a joint resolution, to address the challenges faced by fishers working on foreign vessels. Europêche’s representatives defended and promoted full respect … Continue reading Europêche fishing vessel owners defend full respect for fishers’ social and labour rights in ILO

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

David Hammond retires as CEO of Human Rights at Sea

PRESS RELEASE Immediate 14 September 2017 DAVID HAMMOND RETIRES AS CEO OF HUMAN RIGHTS AT SEA The Trustees of Human Rights at Sea today announce that the Founder of the charity, David Hammond, will be retiring from his role as CEO and will become a Trustee effective as of 1 October 2017. The charity will be appointing a new Chief Operating Officer and expanding its … Continue reading David Hammond retires as CEO of Human Rights at Sea

Chennai 6 Awareness Film & Family Impact Statement Released

PRESS RELEASE Immediate – 5 September 2017 CHENNAI 6 AWARENESS FILM & FAMILY IMPACT STATEMENT RELEASED Human Rights at Sea continues to support the case of the crew of the MV Seaman Guard Ohio, including the British maritime security guards who were detained on 12th October 2013 in the Indian Port of Tuticorin for possession of illegal arms and environmental pollution. Indian authorities subsequently arrested the … Continue reading Chennai 6 Awareness Film & Family Impact Statement Released