Countdown to World-first Maritime Human Rights Event
Beginning the final countdown to the first ever event to focus on maritime human rights, organizers continue to showcase a top line up of speakers and experts participating in the International Maritime Human Rights Conference (IMHR), taking place on 14 September, at the Royal College of Surgeons, London.
With an exceptional conference program focusing on addressing the issues surrounding human rights and welfare at sea, IMHR will bring together global maritime industry leaders and world-renowned human rights advocates, with the aim to explore topical and emerging human rights matters, and investigate human rights protections and available remedies for abuses.
The event will examine the latest and most topical subject matters including; the need for explicit engagement with human rights at sea, the fishing community, seafarer welfare, gender and diversity, refugees and migrants, the U.N. Guiding Principles on Human Rights, and investigation of human rights abuses; and will deliver incisive commentary and concepts to delegates for consideration and debate.
Further information including conference sessions, timings and speaker topics can be found on the event website: http://mar-rights.com/
The conference has gained valuable support throughout the maritime and fisheries sector along with sponsorship from The National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations (NFFO), Sailors’ Society and Ship Money.
Wendy Betts, Project Director, eyeWitness for Atrocities Programme, International Bar Association
Phil Bloomer, Executive Director, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre
Barry Bryant, Director General, Seafarers UK
Parosha Chandran, Human Rights Barrister, 1 Pump Court
John Dalby, Co-founder and Past Vice President, Marine Risk Management
Martin Foley, National Director, Apostleship of the Sea
Professor Neil Greenberg, Founder and Director, March on Stress
David Hammond, CEO, Human Rights at Sea
Ingvild Jenssen, Founder and Policy Director, NGO Shipbreaking Platform
Debasis Mazumdar, CEO, St. Kitts & Nevis International Ship Registry
Norman Schmiedl, Crewing Director, Columbia Ship Management
Officer Cadet Sarah Stevens, Royal Fleet Auxiliary
Peter Sweetnam, Director, MOAS
Kuba Szymanski, Secretary General, InterManager
Conrad Thorpe OBE, CEO, Salama Fikira
Lisa Tremble, Director of External Affairs, Mishcon De Reya
George Tsavliris, Principal, Tsavliris Salvage Group
Ment van der Zwan, Senior Policy Advisor Pelagic Freezer-trawler Association, Chair, FISH-Platform
Margaret Wachenfeld, Director of Research and Legal Affairs, Institute for Human Rights and Business
Lieutenant Commander Chris Wood, Royal Navy, Co-Chair, Compass Network
Libby Woodhatch, Head of Advocacy, SeaFish
Alexandra Wrage, Founder and President, TRACE International
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