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Maritime Human Rights Risks and the COVID-19 Crew Change Crisis

Published on 14 May 2021

New due diligence tool aims to help businesses uphold their responsibility to protect human rights at sea.

A wide-ranging set of guidance has been issued to help enterprises using shipping services to protect the human rights of seafarers, as hundred of thousands are still stranded on ships due to COVID-19 imposed travel restrictions.

The Human Rights Due Diligence Tool is a joint initiative of the UN Global Compact (UNGC), the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN Human Rights), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO).