Human Rights at Sea

HRAS Project


HRIC is now working in close partnership alongside the independent maritime human rights charity, Human Rights at Sea, on a wide variety of matters relating to the further development of the charity’s vanguard work developing the scope of ‘human rights at sea’ throughout the maritime environment.

The partnership will comprise a series of bespoke projects, which will include innovative concepts, sensitive case preparations, the development of educational materials and publications for the maritime and fishing industries, provide support to the charity’s advocacy and its legal research on topics which reflect the charitable objectives as well as HRIC’s new focus on law of the sea matters. The charity is passionate about professional development and giving unique opportunities to committed students.

The partnership commenced in February 2017, with the intent to grow its scale, scope and delivery across the whole global maritime environment.

Our work

In 2017, the HRIC supported the first in a series of educational short films launched by Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) to increase public awareness of abuses that often occur at sea. The video aims to make sure seafarers are aware of the protection they are entitled to under national and international law, as well as informing the general public about human rights abuses at sea that often ‘occur out of sight and out of mind’. 



Human Rights at Sea is an independent maritime human rights charity registered in England and Wales (No. 1161673) established for the benefit of the international community for matters concerning explicit engagement with human rights issues in the maritime environment. Its Mission is to explicitly raise awareness, implementation and accountability of human rights provisions throughout the maritime environment, especially where they are currently absent, ignored or being abused. 


Further Information

For more information please visit the Human Rights at Sea website and legal research programme page. For any queries please contact either Sofia Galani or David Hammond.