Shipping is the backbone of the global economy, with over 80% of the world’s trade by volume being transported by sea. Human rights issues arise across the entire lifecycle of a ship – from design, finance and ordering, through building and operation, to breaking/recycling. In this seminar, a strong panel of key stakeholders and experts will focus on the practical embedment of human rights from shipyard to scrapyard.
11:00-11:05 Welcome and introduction to the Ocean and Human Rights Platform
Jostein Hole Kobbeltvedt, Executive Director, Rafto Foundation
Frances House, Senior Advisor, Institute for Human Rights and Business
Moderator: Sigvald Sveinbjørnsson, Managing Director, Maritime Bergen
Building the industry’s capacity on human rights due diligence
Liv Minde, Lawyer, the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association
The Ship Lifecycle: Human rights from shipyard to scrapyard
Cathrine Bloch Veiberg, Chief Adviser, Responsible Value Chains Programme Manager, Human Rights and Business, Danish Institute for Human Rights
Delivering on Seafarers’ Rights
Francesca Fairbairn, Programme Manager, Oceans and Commodities, Institute for Human Rights and Business
Key challenges from an industry perspective
Gry Larsen, Leader of Sustainability and Public Affairs, Grieg Group.
An equitable ocean economy
Henrik Harboe, Special Representative Ocean, MFA
Discussion/ Q & A