Hybrid training on the international and national avenues for the legal empowerment of small-scale fishers

This hybrid training event on human rights and fisheries is co-organised by the One Ocean Hub with the Danish Institute for Human Rights. It aims at supporting generative collaboration between small-scale fishers, researchers, fisheries specialists, environmental NGOs, human rights practitioners and international and national human rights mechanisms to protect the human rights of small-scale fishers.
The training will co-identify gaps and capacity building needs of fisheries and environmental experts interested in working more closely with human rights bodies, which can contribute to develop responsive events and resources. It is hoped that the event and the connections made around it will contribute to new collaborations to implement key recommendations from International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture on the human rights of small-scale fishers; and the planning of the second Small-Scale Fisheries Summit in 2024.


Elisa Morgera (University of Strathclyde, One Ocean Hub)
Carol Rask (Danish Institute for Human Rights)
Margret Vidar (FAO)
Ana Suarez Dussan (FAO)
Harumi Fuentes Furuya (Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Jamsheed Gaziyev (Office of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food)
Dylan McGarry, Taryn Pereira and Buhle Francis (Rhodes University, One Ocean Hub, Coastal Justice Network)
Philile Mbatha (University of Cape Town, One Ocean Hub, Coastal Justice Network)
Kira Erwin (Durban University of Technology, One Ocean Hub, Coastal Justice Network)
Elaine Webster (University of Strathclyde, One Ocean Hub)
South Africa National Human Rights Institution
Bolanle Erinosho, Sulley Ibrahim, Georgina Yaa Oduro, John Ansah (University of Cape Coast, Ghana; One Ocean Hub)