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Human Rights at Sea announces new speaker for the 2018 International Maritime Human Rights Conference: David Hammond



29 October 2018, Fishmongers’ Hall, London, UK

Human Rights at Sea are pleased to announce the next speaker on their programme for the 2018 International Maritime Human Rights Conference, David Hammond.

David Hammond founded Human Rights at Sea in 2014 with his life savings and was the CEO until September 2017 when he stepped back to be a Trustee. He is responsible for the inception, development and ongoing evolution of the concept of 'human rights at sea' and is an advocate of human rights protections for all those working and engaged in the maritime environment.

A former military seafarer and Commando Officer, naval helicopter pilot and the first barrister in the history of the British Royal Marines, David has worked for and alongside UK Government departments, UN and EU entities around the world in leading legal, teaching and development roles specialising in complex environments. He has spoken in the European Parliament, advised UK Parliamentary Committee members on modern slavery, and delivered multiple maritime human rights films and publications including the first review of the UNGPs in the maritime sector in 2015.

Today, David is the Executive Director of a leading child rights Foundation based in Geneva working globally to progressively eliminate child labour in tobacco-growing communities, though retains a very keen interest in the work of the charity.

David will be participating in session 4 of the conference, speaking on 'Crew engagement: tools and initiatives to create a better working environment'.

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Morag Davies