Human Rights at Sea report highlights need to implement UN Guiding Principles in maritime environment

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30 March 2016

Full report: An Introduction and Commentary to the 2011 UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and Their Implementation in the Maritime Environment

Author: Human Rights at Sea

The following Human Rights at Sea publication provides an extended introduction and commentary of  the  2011 UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights...It demonstrates the increasing need for the  implementation of the UNGPs in the maritime environment for all maritime business enterprises as a matter of course; not as a matter of exception. It explain in plain-English how and why the UNGPs should apply throughout the maritime environment to all business enterprises and in all business operations throughout the maritime supply chain, both on land and at sea. It highlights risks, delivers case studies and identifies pertinent examples, including references to existing business and human rights policies, and their application...[T]he  publication offers up some key self-help guidance as part of basic management actions that can be taken to address implementation of business and human rights in a business enterprise. [Refers to A.P. Moller - Maersk, Costco, Kuoni, Nestlé, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Unilever]

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30 March 2016

Press release: Human Rights at Sea releases new publication on UN Guiding Principles in the maritime environment

Author: Human Rights at Sea

Today, the independent maritime human rights charity Human Rights at Sea delivers the first in a series of new publications specifically focused on the implementation of the 2011 UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in the maritime environment...The publication covers the background to the subject, the emerging need in the maritime environment, examples and case studies, as well as suggested self-help guidance for all maritime business enterprises and their senior management...[The report also] demonstrates the increasing need for the implementation of the UNGPs in the maritime environment for all maritime business enterprises as a matter of course, not as a matter of exception...

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