Helping you meet and exceed global human rights standards.
Who We Are
Human Rights at Sea International is a human rights consultancy specialising in the maritime environment globally.
We work with states, businesses, and third sector organisations around the world, supporting them to raise their human rights standards.
Our expertise helps our clients meet and exceed global human rights standards. We specialise in the complexity of the maritime environment, offering practical, integrated, and principled approaches to human rights.
We want to ensure our clients benefit from the security, transparency, and financial returns that best practice human rights approaches bring.
Superyacht Crew Development and Training
Progressive Crew Career Programme supports the next generation of prospective Superyacht crew of any age, background, or belief structure if they want to try to enter the industry.
"We have worked closely with Human Rights at Sea International since 2020 seeking to achieve justice for families of fisheries observers lost at sea, as well as helping to develop policy changes for crew human and labour rights standards across the fishing fleets of the Western and Central Pacific region. Their investigatory and consultancy work is comprehensive and objective, and it can be relied upon for high-level commercial and state-level decision making. We would recommend them to any new client."
World Wise Foods
"Whilst all vessels operating at SGSSI are strictly regulated, we sadly recognise that human rights violations are an endemic risk within the maritime world; therefore, we have chosen to work with HRAS as the leading experts in this area. This initial training was incredibly thought-provoking and has been a valuable first step in raising awareness as we develop our proactive approach to protecting seafarers in our waters."
The Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
"Human Rights at Sea International was instructed by Peter Döhle Schiffahrts-KG to undertake discreet and sensitive work in a foreign state to assist in the release of a senior crew member on a detained vessel. The subsequent human rights focused report in multiple languages assisted in a successful outcome, allowing the crew member to be repatriated after a 15-month absence from his family. We are grateful to the Human Rights at Sea International team for their professionalism."
"Wesfarmers Group engaged Human Rights at Sea to advise the Group on appropriate contract clauses to include in agreements with carriers to safeguard the human rights of seafarers. The team were extremely knowledgeable and professional to work with and generous with their time in sharing their expertise."
“As a mother, I am forever thankful and grateful to the HRAS for having such a big heart and for all their assistance towards our family during a time of immense difficulty and for standing up for us when we were not able to and to be the voice of justice, truth and change on our behalf.
“Everything that the HRAS stand for and believe in have been put into action and demonstrated during our case with the primary goal, being one of transformation and change, which have indeed been achieved with great success and handled in such a manner with that of truth, integrity and care.”