The International Maritime Human Rights Conference – Aim and Objectives
To deliver the first International Maritime Human Rights Conference explicitly covering cross industry, civil society and government matters-in-issue concerning human rights protections, respect and remedies for abuses in the maritime environment.
- Establish a lasting conference platform and profile for maritime human rights.
- Profile key stakeholders with core responsibility for protecting human rights at sea.
- Expose, explain and debate current and emerging human rights issues and trends affecting the maritime environment (CSR, supply chain management, anti-bribery and corruption, business and human rights, human trafficking, abandonment, security, migrants and refugees, diversity, gender, LGBT, e-learning).
- Challenge and debate existing legislation and policies pertaining to protecting human rights at sea.
- Propose objective changes in existing State and non-state, civil society, NGO programmes, policies and legislation.
- Promote national and international initiatives.
- Highlight abuses at sea, showcase case studies and expose bad practice.
A successful, dynamic, thought-provoking and challenging conference that delivers a high level of informed and objective debate and thereby establishes a standard in advocacy and discussion focused on issues of human rights in the maritime environment.