The Court of Cassation in Rome decides against the release of the search and rescue vessel IUVENTA of Jugend Rettet E.V.

Press Release  27 APRIL 2018 London. Human Rights at Sea is closely watching the ongoing situation in the central Mediterranean route, and is deeply concerned with the restrictive asylum policies of the European Union and the general securitisation and criminalisation of search and rescue at sea. What we are witnessing is push backs operations of asylum seekers and other migrants to Libya, and the seizure of … Continue reading The Court of Cassation in Rome decides against the release of the search and rescue vessel IUVENTA of Jugend Rettet E.V.

HRAS deeply concerned with the latest developments in the central Mediterranean and the seizure of Proactive Open Arms vessel

Press Release  21st of March 2018 London. Human Rights at Sea is closely watching the ongoing situation in the central Mediterranean route following the seizure of the NGO Proactiva Open Arms vessel and crew by the Italian authorities in Sicilia during a search and rescue operation. During the operation, the NGO vessel refused to hand the migrants to the Libyan coastguard authorities fearing their further detention … Continue reading HRAS deeply concerned with the latest developments in the central Mediterranean and the seizure of Proactive Open Arms vessel

Human Rights at Sea intern Hajar Hejazi publishes on the Sanchi collision incident in Iranian Press

  IRAN. Iran-based Human Rights at Sea intern, Hajar Hejazi, has published an article in Farsi by invitation in the Iranian newspaper Sore Israfil  on the Sanchi Collision incident. In her article in Farsi, Hajar presents an account of the most important highlights of the incident, the response from the Chinese maritime authorities and the whole management of the crisis, with a focus on the loss of … Continue reading Human Rights at Sea intern Hajar Hejazi publishes on the Sanchi collision incident in Iranian Press

MOAS suspends Mediterranean migrant rescue operations

In an unprecedented step, the Malta based Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) search and rescue (SAR) NGO has suspended all rescue operations in the Mediterranean citing, among other reasons, concern about the lawfulness of returns to Libya and alluding to the conditions of those returnees held in detention facilities in Libya. MOAS was one of several NGOs who initially signed the Italian State-led, EU backed NGO … Continue reading MOAS suspends Mediterranean migrant rescue operations

HRAS Intern becomes Erasmus+ Ambassador

Melanie Glodkiewicz selected as an Erasmus+ Ambassador “My internship has been a life-changing period” Wednesday 14 June 2016 Human Rights at Sea is delighted to announce that a former intern, Miss Melanie Glodkiewicz, has been selected to become a European Erasmus+ Programme ambassador following her work on Mediterranean migrant projects for the charity and while seconded to the German NGO, Seawatch. Melanie joined the HRAS … Continue reading HRAS Intern becomes Erasmus+ Ambassador

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