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Human Rights at Sea Condemns “Irresponsible Shipbreaking”

By Human Rights at Sea 2018-02-20 18:33:48

The NGO Shipbreaking Platform has published its List of Ships dismantled worldwide in 2017 in tidal beaches of South East Asia revealing the shipping industry's irresponsible shipbreaking practices and a series of human rights and labor abuses, including loss of life, at shipbreaking yards. 543 ocean-going commercial vessels were broken down by hand in yards in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform reports. Greek and German shipowners continue to be on top of the list of shipping companies...

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Call for Action on Human Rights at Sea "Without Exception"

By Human Rights at Sea 2016-09-21 21:21:27

A week after the inaugural International Maritime Human Rights (IMHR) conference, held on September 14 at The Royal College of Surgeons in London, the positive repercussions of the event continue to reverberate. The event, titled “Respect, Responsibility and Remedy in the Maritime Environment,” delivered something new to the emerging maritime human rights discussion. It was the first time that a human rights conference brought together stakeholders from across the entire maritime space and was initiated by David Hammond, the CEO and founder of the charity...

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Becoming Part of the Migrant Smuggling System

By Human Rights at Sea 2016-07-11 19:50:02

At sea, rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean, 25-year-old Giorgia Linardi met a woman that reminder of her mother. Like her mother, the woman was a doctor, a specialist; their ages were similar. But, unlike her mother, this woman had lost her family, her home, had no phone to call her brother in Germany, and so was prostituting herself for $5 a time, as she tried to raise the money to buy herself a spot on a rubber boat to Europe....

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Sidiky's Story

By Human Rights at Sea 2016-07-01 23:04:58

Sidiky Diarra, 38, from Bamako, the capital city of Mali, is married with three children. Two of his sisters live with him as well. He has had no formal education. His mother is very sick, and his father dead. An intern for the U.K.-based charity Human Rights at Sea in Mali interviewed Sidiky to find out his reasons for wanting to cross the Mediterranean Sea and get to Europe: What is your quality of life like in Mali? I am in a real...

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