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Cruise Report: One Ocean Hub Capacity Development Cruise

“The One Ocean Hub Capacity Development Cruise aimed to build the offshore sampling capacity of emerging researchers from Southern Africa and develop the skills, relationships and multiple knowledge types to support developing ocean economies. The research cruise was designed to incorporate multiple disciplines in marine science to simultaneously collect complementing datasets to accomplish objectives across […]

When ancestors are included in ocean decision- and meaning-making

“Hydrofeminist Thinking with Oceans brings together authors who are thinking in, with and through the spaces of ocean/s and beaches in South African contexts to make alternative knowledges towards a justice-to-come and flourishing at a planetary level. Primary scholarly locations for this work include feminist new materialist and post-humanist thinking, and specifically locates itself within hydrofeminist […]

JOINT SUBMISSION: response to The Request for an Advisory Opinion from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights on the Climate Emergency & Human Rights

“On January 9, 2023, Chile and Colombia made a joint Request to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights to clarify the scope of State in response to the climate emergency in their individual and collective dimensions. The Request is a 14-page document which includes an introduction, a description of the effects of the climate emergency […]

The progressive development of international biodiversity law from the 1972 Stockholm Conference to the synergistic protection of biodiversity and human rights, including at the ocean-climate nexus

“The progressive development of international biodiversity law, from the 1972 Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment to today, is exemplified in the evolving interpretation of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) towards the protection of human rights. Realising its transformative potential in addressing the intertwined global planetary crises (climate change, biodiversity loss and toxic pollution), […]

A risk assessment for the remote ocean: the case of the South East Atlantic

“Degradation of the natural world and associated ecosystem services is attributed to a historical failure to include its ‘value’ in decision-making. Uncertainty in the quantification of the relationship between natural capital ‘assets’ that give rise to critical societal benefits and people is one reason for the omission of these values from natural resource management. As […]

policy brief: Integrating the General Comment 26 on Children’s Rights and a Healthy Environment in the implementation of the FAO Guidelines on Small-scale Fisheries

“This policy brief is aimed at experts in small-scale fisheries law, governance and management. It seeks to clarify the relevance of the 2015 Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines) for the realisation of children’s right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment. To that […]

Policy brief: Integrating the General Comment 26 on Children’s Rights and a Healthy Environment in the implementation of the Global Biodiversity Framework

“This policy brief is aimed at experts in biodiversity law, governance, conservation and sustainable use. It seeks to clarify the relevance of the 2022 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) for the realisation of children’s right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment. To that end, this note explains the extent to which the GBF already refers […]

WORKSHOP REPORT – Anchoring small-scale fishers’ rights: Our Ocean,Our Commons for a just future

“The One Ocean Hub Coastal Justice Network organised a National Workshop for small-scale fishers in Gqeberha on the 25th and 26th October 2023. This workshop aimed to support small-scale fisher leaders in engaging on issues pertaining to the Ocean Economy Master Plan (OEMP) and Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) and defending their rights as a sector […]

legal note: The request for an Advisory Opinion from the International Court of Justice on the Obligations of States in respect of climate change

“In its Resolution 77/276 of 29th March 2023,[1] the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) submitted a request for an Advisory Opinion (Request) to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), asking the Court to provide guidance on State obligations to ensure the protection of the climate system for both States and present and future generations, as […]