A big thank you to Daniel Shepherd for all his efforts on behalf of the SeaWatch team getting the humanitarian project established, fighting through the growing pains of a new organisation and rapidly building international profile as the first SeaWatch spokesperson and legal advisor while being part of the Human Rights at Sea Internship Programme.
Human Rights at Sea CEO and Founder, David Hammond, said: “Daniel has been a perfect fit for this first foreign internship run by Human Rights at Sea involving a live and highly relevant issue of migrants, migration and the rescue of persons in distress at sea. Daniel has acquitted himself superbly, adding real value in being an integral part of a new humanitarian organisation which to date has rescued over 600 persons at sea off the Libyan coastline. I am delighted that we have been able to provide such a high calibre individual”.
Daniel’s role has now been taken over by Giorgia Linardi, the new Seawatch legal adviser and a Human Rights at Sea intern.