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Seafarers ask for greater access to PPE

Some seafarers have contacted Human Rights at Sea, calling for greater levels of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to be made more widely available, including face masks and gloves.

Bulker crew raises concerns about COVID-19 exposure

Human Rights at Sea has been given a formal letter dated 31 March 2020 from the Master of the Marshall Islands flagged vessel, the MV Tomini Destiny, signed by all crew members, raising serious concerns regarding their asserted hazardous offloading operations at Chittagong, Bangladesh, and a lack of COVID-19 screening of stevedores, and adequate protection for the crew.

Project launched for resolution of human rights abuses at sea

On the UN International Day for the Right to The Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims, Human Rights at Sea, in collaboration with law firm Shearman & Sterling LLP, launched a legal project to enable the resolution of disputes regarding human rights abuses at sea using international arbitration.

Call to end exploitative recruitment fees for seafarers and fishers

Human Rights at Sea published its latest briefing note concerning the exploitative recruitment fees in the maritime industry and further calls for an end to such fees for workers in a call to action. Namely, Human Rights at Sea note that such “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”.

HRAS: Wider industry awareness on human rights at sea is vital

On the occasion of these important developments in 2019, Mr. David Hammond Esq., Barrister (Non-Practising), CEO, Human Rights At Sea shares his insights into achieving greater equality, justice and freedom within the maritime industry in the next years, highlighting that not much progress has been made so far while wider awareness on this important topic is of outmost importance.

Dec. 10: Human Rights Day focuses on modern slavery

Given that December 10 is the Human Rights Day, it is important to remember that in 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Right, what believed to be an accomplishment those times, proclaiming equality for all regardless color, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. 

Geneva Declaration on Human Rights at Sea online platform launched

On the occasion of the World Human Rights Day celebrated on 10 December every year and in response to the emerging public international awareness on abuses at sea, British charity Human Rights at Sea launched its online platform on ‘Geneva Declaration on Human Rights at Sea’.

UK fisheries human rights and social welfare project begins

British charity Human Rights at Sea and The Fishermen’s Mission have teamed up on a new UK Fisheries Sector Human Rights and Social Welfare Baseline Project, the first stage of which has now started to explore social welfare provisions in the sector.

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