– 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
“The need for positive role models in the maritime industry is clear” The UK has come a long way in a relatively short period of time in terms of equal rights for the LGBT+ community. There have been some huge steps towards equality with the equalising of the age of consent to 16 years old in 2001, transgender people being able to legally change their … Continue reading Why does Pride still matter in 2016?
PRESS RELEASE Immediate Today, the independent maritime human rights charity Human Rights at Sea delivers the first in a series of new publications specifically focused on the implementation of the 2011 UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in the maritime environment. Titled as: ‘AN INTRODUCTION & COMMENTARY TO THE 2011 UN GUIDING PRINCIPLES ON BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS & THEIR IMPLEMENTATION IN THE … Continue reading Human Rights at Sea delivers new publication on UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in the Maritime Environment
A New Agenda for the Maritime Supply Chain Sustainability expectations are growing in the shipping industry, and a new agenda is emerging. Dr Henrik Sornn-Friese is working to unify what have been, until now, fragmented attempts to bring best environmental practices to the maritime supply chain. Sornn-Friese is Director of CBS Maritime, an organization in the Copenhagen Business School focused on maritime research and teaching. … Continue reading The HRAS Interview: Dr Henrik Sornn-Friese – A New Agenda for the Maritime Supply Chain
By MarEx 2016-02-12 13:35:25 Featured Image photocredit: Shipbreaking at Alang (courtesy IMO) Ship recycling advocacy organization NGO Shipbreaking Platform issued a statement Friday strongly criticizing Maersk Group’s plan to send its vessels to Alang, India’s beaching shipbreakers, and to work with Alang’s yards to improve conditions. “Today, the majority of ships are dismantled and recycled at facilities on beaches. Here, the standards and practices often do not adequately … Continue reading NGO Criticizes Maersk’s Ship Recycling Plan
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
Human Rights at Sea supports the German Government’s Charter for the Future. On 1 April 2014, the German Government embarked together on the path towards preparing a Charter for the Future. On 24 November 2014, at a Government Conference in Berlin, the Charter for the Future was passed and delivered to the German Chancellor Ms Merkel. The Charter is the culmination of the joint efforts … Continue reading Human Rights at Sea and the German Government’s Charter for the Future – An Update