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Children’s human rights and ocean plastics

Elisa Morgera and Sophie Shields

One Ocean Hub, University of Strathclyde, UK

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  • private sector
Target Group
  • Policy makers,
  • Researchers,
  • Students,
  • Teachers
  • English

Ocean plastics, a form of marine pollution, undermine the protection of several human rights but there are particular concerns for children’s human rights.

This information sheet introduces:
• The negative impacts of ocean plastics on children’s human rights to life, survival, health, physical integrity, and development;
• The substantive and procedural obligations of States to protect
children’s rights in the context; and
• The responsibility of business to respect children’s rights in this context.