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

UK P&I Club: Search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean

24 July 2017 UK P&I Club: Search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean Amanda Hastings, Claims Executive at UK P&I Club, comments on the effect of Operation Triton on search and rescue operations: “Summer is once again upon us and the media coverage surrounding the refugee and migrant crisis in the Mediterranean continues, as do the criticisms of Operation Triton. So has anything really changed … Continue reading UK P&I Club: Search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean

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

The HRAS Interview: Alexandra Bilak – Director Norwegian Refugee Council’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre

Migrants are the tip of the iceberg Hundreds of thousands of people have put their life at risk at sea to reach European shores. Their bravery and despair has drawn wide media attention. In reality, though, they are the tip of the iceberg. There were 40.8 million people displaced within national borders worldwide as a result of conflict and violence at the end of 2015 … Continue reading The HRAS Interview: Alexandra Bilak – Director Norwegian Refugee Council’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre