HRAS Highlights Expansion and Plans
The U.K.-based charity Human Rights at Sea has issued its Spring newsletter highlighting its achievements to date.
“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,” says CEO David Hammond.
The charity has also delivered a number of new publications that are freely available to download including a new case study: New Zealand Foreign Charter Amendment Act in force - protecting fishers?
“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,” says Hammond
“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'.”
A timeline of the charity’s achievements is available here.
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