Human Rights at Sea Publishes Questions for Business

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By The Maritime Executive 09-12-2018 06:16:12

The U.K.-based charity Human Rights at Sea has published a fact sheet to help maritime businesses understand their business and human rights requirements and key questions to be asked at an executive level relating to the second (Respect) and third (Remedy) pillars of the 2011 UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

The fact sheet has been prepared to support the topic discussion at the second International Maritime Human Rights conference 2018 (IMHR 2018) to be held in London on October 29, 2018.

The charity aims to promote human rights (as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and subsequent United Nations conventions and declarations) for seafarers, fishermen and others involved in working at sea by:

1. Increasing global awareness of the explicit requirement for protection of, respect for and provision of effective remedies for human rights abuses at sea through international advocacy, the publishing of case studies and where applicable, the provision of teaching materials.

2. Contributing to the international development of effective, enforceable and accountable remedies for human rights abuses at sea.

3. Investigating and monitoring abuses of human rights at sea.

4. Developing the U.N. Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights in the maritime environment.

5. Commenting on and supporting proposed national and international human rights legislation, policies and best practice.

The fact sheet is available here.