What are we working on

Our work on Human Rights at Sea is lead by Professor Steven Haines, who works in closed collaboration with the international NGO Human Rights at Sea. He is one of his Trustees.

Human Rights at Sea’s mission is to raise awareness, implementation and accountability of human rights provisions throughout the maritime environment, especially where they are currently absent, ignored or being abused. It aims to promote human rights (as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and subsequent United Nations conventions and declarations) for seafarers, fishermen and others involved in working at sea throughout the world.

One of the lines of work of Human Rights at Sea, which we aim to support is to develop the 2011 UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights in the maritime environment.