HRAS Interview No. 30: Jostein Hole Kobbeltvedt Executive Director Rafto Foundation for Human Rights

The Rafto Legacy Photo Credit: Hans Jørgen Brun Interview with Jostein Hole Kobbeltvedt Executive Director Rafto Foundation for Human Rights. The Rafto Foundation for Human Rights was established in 1987 in memory of Professor Thorolf Rafto (1922-1986), an iconic lecturer in economics at the Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen, Norway. Now, a little over 30 years on, one of a new generation of supporters, Jostein … Continue reading HRAS Interview No. 30: Jostein Hole Kobbeltvedt Executive Director Rafto Foundation for Human Rights

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

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?

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

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

Fishing, safety and the Human Element

  The recent Nautical Institute Seaways article (June 2017) in co-ordination with the New Zealand based FISH Safety Foundation has looked in detail at the growing need and trend to openly discuss the issues of safety in the global fishing industry, including the protection of basic human rights. The Foundation is a Supporting Entity to Human Rights at Sea, as is The Nautical Institute. [Original … Continue reading Fishing, safety and the Human Element

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