Educational Video on Human Rights and Corporate Actions Released

Published Oct 10, 2018 5:33 PM by The Maritime Executive

The U.K.-based charity Human Rights at Sea has launched an educational video on the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and their application in the maritime environment. 

This Part 3 of a series of three freely-available HRAS educational films covers the issue of risks and corporate actions related to business and human rights in the maritime environment. 

Human Rights at Sea believes that the current application of human rights in the maritime environment for seafarers and fishermen often occurs through implied use at best and avoidance at worst. The charity says this is unacceptable for such a fundamental issue and that abuses occur where individuals fail to identify, notify and rectify failures in the protection of an individual’s human rights, or otherwise turn a blind eye to issues and incidents because of a lack of awareness, training or moral courage: “Abuses occur when good people turn a blind eye to bad things.”

Part 2: Access to Effective Remedy is available here.
Part 1: The State's Duty to Protect is available here.

The videos were produced by Marlins.