These misleading and exploitative recruitment practices by some labor recruiters and overseas employment agencies are a continued blight on raising social welfare and human rights standards in the global maritime sector.
The 10th October is World Mental Health Day with this year’s focus being on suicide prevention. #WorldSuicidePreventionDay.
Human Rights at Sea was contacted in desperation by a seafarer and Indian national 34-year-old Vikas Mishra from Jaunpur who had previously suffered 35 months and 13 days onboard the UAE flagged MV Tamim Aldar owned by Eliteway Marine Services Ltd without pay and seeing his family in what has been a widely and internationally reported matter.
As a statement against the criminalisation of those helping people on the move, the Swiss Paul Grüninger Foundation is awarding this year’s prize to the Iuventa 10 humanitarian search and rescue NGO vessel
The first version of the inaugural ‘Geneva Declaration on Human Rights at Sea‘ is published on 5th April 2019 by Human Rights at Sea after the initial drafting session was held in Switzerland on 20-21 March 2019.
Human Rights at Sea publishes the first of a series of follow-up family-focused case studies for those Indian seafarers still abandoned, some reportedly for over 33 months, offshore the UAE.
This was the first time that a State has recognised and been engaged in the emerging ‘Human Rights at Sea’ concept and surrounding debate established by the charity of the same name.
HRAS launches the first in its series of freely available educational films and accompanying infographics on UN Guiding Principles on Business and their application in the Maritime Environment.
The short award-winning film ‘LIFEBOAT’ is to be shown at the second IMHR conference on 29 October 2018 to be held at the historic and newly furbished Fishmongers’ Hall, London.