David Hammond

David Hammond

MV Liberty Prrudencia: A Gross Failure in Protecting Seafarers' Rights

By David Hammond 2017-04-19 06:31:15

I have great respect for the mental and physical tenacity of the remaining 13 Indian crew of the MV Liberty Prrudencia. At the time of writing, they remain effectively abandoned by the owners in Zhoushan, China, having been paid just one month’s wages in six months, but to date have steadfastly refused to bow down to pressure exerted to get them to leave their vessel.  In March, the outstanding wage bill was in excess of $148,000 from the papers supplied....

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Human Rights at Sea: An Annual Review

By David Hammond 2016-12-27 17:26:06

When asked to provide an annual review the temptation is to list every subjective 2016 success to polish the corporate image and put one’s best foot forward. That part is easy, and to a degree it will follow, but first let me start with what could have been done better this year. Why? I strongly believe that honesty and transparency drives long-term support. International engagement: Our charity needs to do more to continue to raise the profile of our international platform,...

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Human Rights: Stand Up for Someone

By David Hammond 2016-12-13 23:15:33

Today, we celebrate and promote Human Rights Day across the globe. This commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V), inviting all States and interested organizations to observe December 10 of each year as Human Rights Day. This year the U.N. calls on everyone to stand up for someone’s rights....

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Human Rights: Why BP Should be Congratulated

By David Hammond 2016-06-07 00:28:52

By David Hammond, CEO and Founder of Human Rights at Sea As a maritime human rights charity for whom the topic of business and human rights, its implementation in the maritime environment and advocacy in support of awareness of the U.N. guidance is a key part of our Charitable Objectives, the overt stance and the commitments explicitly articulated by BP is a refreshing read. The soft law guidance of...

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