policy brief: The implementation of the WTO Fisheries Subsidies Agreement should Support the Human Rights of Small-Scale Fishers

By Elisa Morgera, Stephanie Switzer, Mitchell Lennan, Elaine Webster and Tulika Bansal

“This brief summarises key messages on how the implementation of the WTO Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies (AFS) should consider implications for the human rights of small-scale fishers. This brief is based on the One Ocean Hub research article by Switzer, Morgera and Webster, “Casting the net wider? The transformative potential of integrating human rights into the implementation of the WTO Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies” (2022) 31 Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law 360-373 and a Danish Institute for Human Rights report (2022). The brief identifies recommendations to States members of the WTO, and to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) in its capacity-building initiatives…..”

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