UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs)
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The United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) were endorsed in June 2011. The Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, which implement the United Nations ‘Protect, Respect and Remedy’ Framework are a set of 31 principles that form a comprehensive, global reference point for understanding the respective duties and responsibilities of States and business for addressing business impacts on human rights.
UN launch voluntary guidelines to protect seafarers’ human rights amid COVID-19 crew change crisis (7 May 2021)
As part of a joint initiative the United Nations (UN) has launched the Human Rights Due Diligence Tool. The Tool is intended to help businesses in the maritime sector to uphold their responsibility to respect human rights under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights during COVID-19. It is related to crew change and primarily addressed at charterers and cargo owners.
Significance for seafood businesses:
A set of principles (not seafood specific) to prevent, address and remedy human rights abuses committed in business operations.
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