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Maritime Industry

Application of human rights throughout the maritime environment at all times without exception

David Hammond, Founder & Trustee, Human Rights at Sea

From working conditions of ship workers to modern-day-slavery in the fishing industry, to violent attacks by pirates and others, to environmental contamination affecting human health, the industry is in need of norms, and standards to address these issues effectively.

Phil Bloomer, Executive Director, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre

Maritime industries continue to face serious human rights and labour rights abuses, from modern-day-slavery in the fisheries industry to labour rights violations of seafarers and those who work in shipbreaking yards. Businesses, through their operations and supply chains, should uphold human rights equally as they do on land and at sea.

This in-depth area will look into the specific labour rights issues and human rights abuses in the maritime industry with a focus on three sub-categories: seafaring, fishing and shipbreaking. 

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24 April 2018

Hapag-Lloyd to reduce CO2 emissions up to 20% by 2020 to comply with IMO guidelines

Author: Safety4Sea (Greece)

'Hapag-Lloyd eyes 20% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2020' 23 Apr 2018...

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17 April 2018
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“El transporte marítimo firma acuerdo climático histórico”, 13 de abril de 2018...

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17 April 2018

Maersk considering hiring female CFO to narrow gender gap in top management

Author: Christian Wienberg, Bloomberg (UK)

"Maersk Considering Female CFO Amid Gender Gap in Top Management" 10 Apr 2018...

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17 April 2018

Rotterdam Court convicts Seatrade co. of illegal scrapping, NGO Shipbreaking Platform reports

Author: Safety4Sea (Greece)

"Seatrade convicted of illegal scrapping" 16 Mar 2018...

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13 April 2018

India: Gov't. blacklists two UAE shipping cos. over labour abuses

Author: World Maritime News

"India Blacklists Two UAE Companies for Abandoning Seafarers" 30 Mar 2018...

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10 April 2018

Thailand: Issara institute reports modern slavery conditions in fishing industry

Author: Sebastien Malo, Reuters Foundation (NY)

"Many in Thai Fishing Industry Fail to See Conditions as Slavery - Research", 05 Feb 2018...

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6 April 2018

Indonesia: Govt. to investigate Pertamina's responsibility for oil spill in Balikpapan

Author: Wilda Asmarini & Bernadette Christina Munthe, Reuters (Indonesia)

"Indonesia Blames Ship’s Anchor for Massive Oil Spill", 05 Apr 2018...

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26 March 2018

PNG: Concerns raised about negative impacts of seabed mining; need for consultation with local landholders

A recent media report (linked below) cites Nautilus Minerals' proposed seabed mining activities in Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea, and refers to the potential negative impacts of seabed mining, including harm to tuna stocks, and the need for proper...

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20 March 2018

Shipping co. convicted for sailing ships to scrap yards in So.Asia; where demolition endangers workers' lives & pollutes environment, according to Dutch court

Author: Reuters

"Dutch shippers sentenced for having ships demolished on Indian beach", 15 Mar 2018...

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5 March 2018

New Zealand: Court rules that slavery claimants may seek compensation from proceeds of sale of forfeited fishing vessels

Author: Radio New Zealand

"Court clears way for fishermen to claim against forfeited vessels", 2 March 2018...

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