Report finds gaps in enforcement of human rights duties at sea by Denmark, Panama & Taiwan

Author: Human Rights at Sea, Univ. of Bristol Law School Human Rights Implementation Centre, Published on: 11 June 2019

"Second Flag States and Human Rights Report Published", 10 June 2019

Human Rights at Sea, in partnership with the University of Bristol Law School Human Rights Implementation Centre...issues the second independent public...as part of an ongoing study into...flag States in relation to their duties to uphold human rights at sea...This year PanamaDenmark and Taiwan have been reviewed...The central question asked was: ‘How do flag States comply with their international human rights obligations ’ vis-à-vis persons on board vessels registered under their flag?’...Taiwan’s lack of ratification of the core UN, Maritime and Labour Conventions represents a remarkable gap in the protection of human rights at sea... Denmark should be commended for its excellent treaty ratification and rights compliance, it appears to devalue the interests of migrant seafarers by failing to ratify the ICMW and Work in Fishing Conventions... Panama also has ... concern[s], such as the loophole of Article 92 which seriously lessens the impact of any safeguards... within its Maritime Law...

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