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Unravelling the perpetuated marginalization of customary livelihoods on the coast by plural and multi-level conservation governance systems

“In various parts of the world, rural and indigenous coastal communities who have a long history of relying on land and coastal resources that predates colonial times are threatened by an ever-expanding conservation estate. In South Africa, such communities have been “conserving” resources for a long time through customary systems of governance. However, these systems of […]

info-sheet: Children’s human rights & ocean plastics

THIS INFORMATION-SHEET INTRODUCES: • The negative impacts of ocean plastics on children’s human rights• The substantive and procedural obligations of States to protect children’s rights in the context• The responsibility of business to respect children’s rights in this context

info-sheet: human rights impacts of ocean plastics

THIS INFORMATION-SHEET INTRODUCES: • The negative impacts of ocean plastics on everyone’s human rights• The substantive and procedural obligations of States to protect human rights in thecontext• The responsibility of business to respect human rights in this context

info-sheet: MARINE PLASTIC POLLUTION AS AN ENVIRONMENTAL INJUSTICE ISSUE

THIS INFORMATION-SHEET INTRODUCES: The environmental justice dimensions of ocean plastic from the perspectives of:• Marginalized communities• Countries in the Global South• Those responsible for causing ocean plastic Photo: The problem of ocean plastics is visible in Ghana. @ Georgina Yaa Oduro

info-sheet: international legal responses to ocean plastics

THIS INFORMATION-SHEET INTRODUCES: • Existing international legal responses to ocean plastics• The search for new legal solutions internationally

info-sheet: What are marine litter and plastic pollution?

THIS INFORMATION-SHEET INTRODUCES: • The problem of ocean plastics, including negative impacts on biodiversity and on the climate• The current search for solutions internationally

Key messages: high-level event on small-scale fishers’ rights

High-Level Event for World Oceans Week 2022 Exploring Challenges, Opportunities and Alliances for the Protection of Small-scale Fishers’ Human Rights Common challenges The lack (and denial) of legal and de facto recognition of customary rights, collective rights, traditional rights, tenure rights, and historical dispossession. Lack of information on small-scale fishing rights, permits and permit conditions. […]

learning pathway on: Ocean, ocean knowledge and human rights

Learning about the ocean and sharing ocean knowledge is increasingly recognized as essential to contribute to the protection of human rights. As the UN Environment Programme summarized, the ocean: “The ocean is our support system”, as it produces ocean and contributes to the water cycle; “The ocean provides food, jobs and livelihoods, with an estimated annual economic […]

learning pathway on: Access to ocean data – equity and human rights dimensions

“We know more about outer space than we do about the ocean” – is a common, and very true, refrain. Access to ocean data is essential for understanding how healthy is the ocean, how effective our efforts are to protect it and use sustainably its resources, and how many benefits humanity and the planet derive from the ocean, […]