The development and updating of the HRAS website as an informative international platform continues with the addition today of the HRAS Vision and the first set of FAQs.
The HRAS Vision has four elements:
- Increased global awareness of the explicit requirement for protection of, respect for, and provision of remedies in relation to human rights at sea.
- Continued international development of effective, enforceable and accountable remedies for human rights abuses at sea.
- Independent and effective state, business and individual lobbying in support of the concept of human rights at sea.
- Global awareness of the UN Guiding Principles for business and human rights in the maritime environment and throughout the maritime industry based upon the HRAS initiative.
It reflects the fact that the HRAS initiative is not going to be a short-term project, rather has now been reviewed and extended in scope and timeline to between 10-15 years, in order to achieve the above Vision.
The need for FAQs has also become increasingly apparent over the last 3 weeks. The page will therefore act as a common reference point for answers and will be added to as the discussion mounts, criticisms are raised and the initiative evolves.