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Oceania Human Rights Commission & Court Project
by Oceania Human Rights (Civil society organization)
Oceania Human Rights Commission & Court Project is an initiative in the islands of the Pacific to create a regional human rights mechanism to provide an avenue for advocacy for people of the Pacific. It will create a regional human rights mechanism based on a charter respecting the cosmology of the Pacific Islands Peoples. The Charter will create a process to establish a convention that creates a commission and eventual court for people of Oceania to face the challenges of the 21st century -- climate justice, deep seabed mining, and existing colonization denying the right to self-determination and other fundamental freedoms and human rights.

The Oceania Human Rights Commission & Court Project will create a people centered human rights regional body providing access to human rights for all peoples of the Pacific. It will assist Large Island Nations to promote and protect human rights. It will ensure the regional values, voice and vision of Pacific Islands is included in the global conversation with a commission and eventual court in Oceania.
Progress reports
14.c
Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law as reflected in UNCLOS, which provides the legal framework for the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources, as recalled in paragraph 158 of The Future We Want
Type of commitment
  • Activities to raise awareness of the comprehensive legal and policy framework for the sustainable development of oceans and seas, in particular UNCLOS, its Implementing Agreements and other relevant ocean-related instruments and promote their effective im
  • Ratification, accession and acceptance of UNCLOS, its Implementing Agreements and other relevant ocean-related instruments
  • Activities to develop the capacity of States towards broader participation in and effective implementation of UNCLOS and its implementing Agreements
  • Development of necessary infrastructure and/or enforcement capabilities to comply with international law, as reflected in UNCLOS and as complemented by other ocean-related instruments
11/2017
Annual Human Rights in Oceania Conference
Staff / Technical expertise
Host Human Rights in Oceania Conference with focus on Creation of Oceania Human Rights Commission & Court
Basic information
Time-frame: 6/2017 - 12/2030
Partners
University of Hawai'i Hawai'i Center for Human Rights Research & Action, INDIGENOUS and The GOOD Group
Ocean Basins
  • North Pacific
  • South Pacific
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Joshua Cooper, Executive Director , joshuacooperhawaii@gmail.com,
Honolulu, Hawai'i
Other SDGs
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