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Maritime Human Rights Risks and the COVID-19 Crew Change Crisis

ABOUT THIS TOOL

This tool is intended to help businesses uphold their responsibility to respect human rights in the maritime sector during the COVID-19 related crew change crisis through urgent measures. The tool is a response to the ongoing crisis concerning crew changes and is not intended to provide comprehensive guidance on human rights due diligence for the maritime sector.

THE TOOL IS DIVIDED IN THREE PARTS:

1 Concerns actions cargo owners and charterers who use maritime transport can take to ensure respect for seafarers’ labour rights and health and safety conditions in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

2 Concerns additional actions directed specifically to those cargo owners who use maritime transport providers.

3 Concerns additional actions directed specifically to charterers, who have contractual relations with shipping companies.

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