SECLG: Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence (mHRDD)

Date: 14 September 2021

Time: 14:00 - 15:30

Location: Online

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This webinar meeting will look at how new mandatory human rights due diligence requirements are, or will, impact businesses and vessel owners.

Under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), all business enterprises have a responsibility to respect human rights. Mandatory human rights due diligence (mHRDD) regimes are already in place, or in development, across a growing number of jurisdictions, including the EU.

This meeting will look at how the new mHRDD requirements are, or will, impact businesses, and how the Work in Fishing Convention (c188) is being implemented on UK vessels. We will also hear about using the PAS 1550:2017 voluntary code of practice in the due diligence and risk assessment process.

Fisherman working onboard fishing vessel
A fisherman working onboard fishing vessel

Event Programme

14:00
Introductions and general housekeeping
The legislative human rights due diligence landscape
  • Colleen Theron
    Ardea International
Implementation of ILO 188 in the UK
  • Julie Carlton
    Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA)
New implementation guidance to support the PAS 1550:2017
  • Max Schmid
    Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF)
  • Huw Thomas
    Pew Trusts
15:30
End of event

How to register

To register for this event please email Karen Green, Industry Issues and Communications (link opens in a new window).

Further information

Please note, there is a maximum capacity of 100 attendees for this webinar.

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