The Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR), One Ocean Hub and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) will organize an online dialogue series that will explore how national and international human rights actors are using their respective mandates to promote and protect the rights of small-scale fishers, fish workers and their communities. The ambition is to better understand current engagement and to explore opportunities for deepening their engagement and collaboration between the different actors.

The first webinar will focus on the role of national human rights institutions. NHRI representatives will share examples of applying their NHRI mandate to address the human rights abuses and violations affecting small-scale fishers and indigenous peoples. Other key actors will contribute to the following discussion on possible measures for strengthening this engagement.

The second webinar will focus on protecting the human rights of small-scale fishers through international human rights mechanisms. Representatives from the mechanisms will share examples of current advice and recommendations to states in relation to the human rights of small-scale fishers and indigenous peoples, followed by discussions on opportunities for deepening their engagement and collaboration on these issues with NHRIs, civil society and other key actors.