Nikolas Sellheim chats with The Broadcast’s Todd O’Brien on how the UNROP –Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas could serve as the first human rights instrument that is directly applicable to non-indigenous seal hunters in Newfoundland and the Magdalen Islands, Canada, where the world’s most controversial – and, as some argue, largest – hunt for marine mammals takes place. The document, which encompasses 28 articles, is a far-reaching human rights instrument, which combines well-established human rights standards with labour rights, environmental rights and, more specifically, women’s rights. Additionally, the UNROP reaffirms and explicitly includes indigenous peoples into its scope of application.
Listen to CBC radio’s The Broadcast podcast interview with Nikolas
Blog posting: Commercial Sealers under the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants