This Michaelmas Term, OxBHR explores business and human rights 'in unexpected places'. At the first meeting of this term, we will host Daniel Shepherd, who works on business and human rights 'at sea.'

Daniel broadly draws on his business, legal and academic interests in fulfilling his consultancy role at HRASi. With a developed understanding and keen interest in public international law, notably human rights, criminal and humanitarian law, Daniel has undertaken various works, investigations and studies into current maritime related issues. Particular areas of expertise include maritime based migration and refugee law, piracy, maritime security and seafarers' rights. Having formerly run a maritime security company and independent consultancy specialising in the provision of business support services to clients in the shipping and related industries, Daniel has established a solid practice in the field of compliance and regulatory advice in respect of human rights compliant corporate social responsibility, due diligence and supply chain management. A key focus of Daniel’s work today centres on human rights protections in the UK fishing industry supply chain and investigating accounts of human rights abuses in the international shipping and fishing industries. Combining his broad based experience alongside a belief in the need to obtain the necessary 'ground-truth' before passing judgement, Daniel’s interest in the symbiosis between business and human rights is very much reflected in his realistic and practical approach to this ever-growing field of corporate responsibility.