Newsletter No.6

Our Delivery: Spring-Summer 2016
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CEO's Summary

At the end of this second quarter the charity is able to again showcase more demonstrable successes as the result of the continuing hard work by our team. These have been captured in our new Corporate Profile Document and our Timeline of Delivery publication.
As we approach the summer holiday period, we have also delivered a number of new publications that are freely available to download from our Publications page. We are able to show steady growth of the international Internship Programme, expansion of our previous ‘Missing Seafarer Reporting Programme’ to now include missing fishers and re-titled the Missing Seafarers & Fishers Reporting Programme and engagement overseas at international conferences. Further, we are able to highlight an increase in our governance and advisory support with a new adviser, continuing rapid growth in social media profile and be able to report on many pertinent areas of news through our Dedicated News Site.
Looking forward our main focus will be three-fold. The delivery of our second annual report, the continuing preparations for the first International Maritime Human Rights (IMHR 2016) conference on 14 September in London at The Royal College of Surgeons and increasing our partnerships with like-minded organisations who believe in our founding principle that 'Human rights apply at sea as equally as they do on land'.

David Hammond
CEO, Human Rights at Sea
5 July 2016
BREXIT: Human Rights at Sea Statement

BREXIT does not alter the continuing need to deliver positive and objective development of maritime human rights policies, legal protections and remedies for abuses at sea.” Read More


New Corporate Profile Document

The charity has published a new and comprehensive Corporate Profile Document detailing the charity's work, achievements, supporters and financial requirements as part of the charity's drive for full transparency. Review & Download

Timeline of Delivery Infographic

The charity has published a new infographic detailing a timeline of all our main achievements since the beginning of the organisation 2013-2016. Review & Download


Expansion of Missing Seafarers & Fishers Reporting Programme

The charity has expanded the flagship Programme to now include missing fishers globally. Of the 175 cases, 59 are fishers and 116 are seafarers. This is reflected in the new title and logo.
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New Case Study: New Zealand Foreign Charter Amendment Act in force - protecting fishers?

“Once vessels are flagged to New Zealand the full range of New Zealand law including employment relations and workplace health and safety law will automatically apply and be enforceable.”

Hon NATHAN GUY (Minister for Primary Industries)
14 February 2013

Over the last decade, the New Zealand fishing industry has been shaken by a series of high profile allegations of the abuse and exploitation of foreign crews working on foreign fishing vessels within New Zealand’s waters. Read More & Download


New publication: 20 Questions exposing the African Economic Migrant Narrative to the Maritime Community

Following extensive field research in the Sahel, Africa, Human Rights at Sea releases its latest international publication exposing the real-life stories behind the reasoning why African migrants leave their home and risk all to travel north through the Sahel and Sahara to attempt the Mediterranean crossing, often with fatal consequences.

The research is part of the charity’s ongoing investigations and objective narrative explaining why people migrate from Africa. Read More & Download

New publication: New Volunteer Maritime Rescuers: Awareness of Criminalisation

The charity has published new independent guidance for volunteer maritime rescuers for their awareness of the potential risks of criminalisation when planning for and facilitating rescues at sea. The free guidance is as equally applicable to NGOs and civil society organisations, as it is to private shipmasters. Read More & Download


Internship Programme. Human Rights at Sea is pleased to announce the further development of its international Internship Programme as sponsored by Seafarers UK with the acceptance of Mrs Hajar Hejazi as its first female Iranian-based intern.

Hajar was born in Dehaghan, Esfahan, Iran. She graduated in her Bachelor’s in Law from Shahrekord Azad University in 2007. In 2010, Hajar moved to India and after graduation from an English language course, she joined Symbiosis International University Law School in 2011 while completing her International Law post graduation degree (LLM). Read More

Admiral Cristanio Aliperta joins the Human Rights at Sea Non-Executive Board of Advisers

Admiral Cristiano Aliperta has had a comprehensive maritime career spanning over 38 years service in the Italian Coastguard. He graduated with honors in Economics in Rome before entering the Naval Academy in 1978 directly to the Italian Coast Guard and where he reached the highest rank of Admiral. He has commanded many important Italian ports and during his career he has presided over numerous SAR activities, pollution, fisheries protection and safety of navigation matters. Read More

International Maritime Human Rights Conference 2016 “Respect, Responsibility and Remedy in the Maritime Environment”

Ensign Events Ltd, a partnership between Petrospot and Jeanius Consulting Ltd continues to build interest and engagement with 2016 IMHR conference to be held in London at the Royal College of Surgeons on 14 September 2016. With an impressive number of Supporting Organisations and respected Advisory Board all speaking slots have now been filled, backed by a comprehensive programme. Tickets are available via the website. Visit the site

Lloyds List Global Awards 2016 Judging Panel

The charity is delighted to have been asked to be one of the judges for the 2016 Lloyds List Global Awards. The judging day will be 11 July 2016 in London. Visit the site

Updated LGBT+ at Sea work area HERE
Read our guest article: "Why does Pride still matter in 2016?" HERE

Want to know what the Charity is delivering and what we are talking about? The Human Rights at Sea Dedicated News Site can be found HERE with over 295 posts, 27,600 hits and in excess of 17,600 visitors to date.

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