HRAS & University of Bristol publish ‘Flag States and Human Rights’ report

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 HRAS & University of Bristol Publish ‘Flag States and Human Rights’ Report

Tuesday 24 July 2018 London. UK. Human Rights at Sea in partnership with University of Bristol Human Rights Clinic and Human Rights Implementation Centre have published the first report on ‘Flag States and Human Rights’. The report is a study on flag state practice in monitoring, reporting and enforcing human rights obligations onboard…

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Call to Action to Maltese Authorities to allow disembarkation of 40 migrants stranded onboard offshore supply vessel

Press Release Thursday 20 July 2018 London.UK. Six days ago, a boat carrying 40 people in distress, including two pregnant women, who sought asylum and protection in Europe had entered the Maltese Search and Rescue (SAR) zone. The migrant boat was denied entry into Malta.  The fact that the migrant boat had reached Malta SAR zone…

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HRAS Case Study Seafarers’ Abandonment on Kish Island, Iran – A practice of Human Rights Abuses

Press Release Tuesday 17 July 2018 London.UK. Human Rights at Sea has just published a case study that sheds light into labour abusive practices and seafarers’ abandonment on Kish Island, in Iran. Seventeen seafarers were left to face destitution on the island of Kish by their respective shipping companies – employers with outstanding salaries of…

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HRAS Commentary on the ongoing central mediterranean situation

HRAS Commentary Monday 9 July 2018   “We could have done something,” – Taking the conscious political decision of leaving persons to drown or suffer from abuse London.UK. Corpses are discovered on Northern African shores, over 600 persons are now missing and feared dead because they embarked on the journey of the deadliest crossing in the…

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INTERNATIONAL MARITIME HUMAN RIGHTS CONFERENCE 2018

PRESS RELEASE Tuesday 3 July 2018 2nd INTERNATIONAL MARITIME HUMAN RIGHTS CONFERENCE 2018 29 October 2018, Fishmongers’ Hall, London, UK SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED London.UK. Human Rights at Sea is proud to present the schedule for the forthcoming second International Maritime Human Rights Conference (IMHR) covering the key topic of ‘Maritime Business and Human Rights’. The conference…

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Concerning allegations over maritime recruitment practices and human rights abuses in India

HRAS Press Release Sunday 1 July 2018 LONDON.UK.Human Rights at Sea is concerned over allegations that came into light from seafarers on maritime recruitment practices in India that amount to modern slavery. Young seafarers are taking out loans to pay for courses, which promise lucrative jobs and earnings without those courses to have any formal…

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World Refugee Day 2018 – Human Rights at Sea Statement

Press Release 20 June 2018 World Refugee Day London.UK. World Refugee Day 2018 and the news for refugees and others in need of protection are worse than ever before. The European Union considers for yet another time the idea of processing migrants and asylum seekers offshore, in countries of Africa. The idea of extraterritorial processing of asylum…

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HRAS shortlisted for the 2018 Safety at Sea Awards

Press Release Monday 11th June 2018 London.UK. Human Rights at Sea is very pleased to share the news that it has ben shortlisted for the 2018 Safety at Sea Awards for the Best Crew Welfare Programme/Campaign. Among the fellow nominees for this category are the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN), ITF, Marine Catering Training Consultancy,…

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Conference and Call for Papers: The EU as a Global Actor in Maritime Security

Notice Friday 8th June 2018 UK.London. Leiden Law School hosts a conference on ‘The EU as a Global Actor in Maritime Security: Competences – Obligations – Accountability’ from 25 to 26 October 2018. It takes place in the framework of the ILS 2.0 research project ‘Policing the high seas: maritime law-enforcement in a multi-actor environment’.…

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NGO Shipbreaking Platform Publishes Annual Report 2017

Press Release Friday 8th June 2018 London.UK. The NGO Shipbreaking Platform published yesterday its Annual Report for 2017. Each year the NGO Shipbreaking Platform collects data and publishes an annual list of ships dismantled worldwide. In 2017, 835 vessels were dismantled. 543 of these ships were sold for dirty and dangerous breaking on the beach-es of…

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