With the Maritime Labour Convention now in force (as of August 2013), the shipping industry is faced with a new international convention that has comprehensive implications across all sectors. This vital text provides timely analysis and thought-provoking essays regarding the Convention’s application and enforcement in practice.
Hailed as the "Seafarer’s Bill of Rights" and the "fourth pillar" of the international regulatory regime for quality shipping, the Maritime Labour Convention is set to significantly alter the playing field for key stakeholders. This book offers diverse and interesting commentary in respect of the Convention’s impact on core sectors of the shipping industry, identifying both strengths and weaknesses of the Convention, as well as potential hurdles that will need to be overcome. Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of the Convention, ranging from individual rights of the seafarer to challenges of flag State implementation. Special attention is given to enforcement through examination of the innovative measures provided in the Convention itself, along with discussion of domestic enforcement mechanisms in certain States. Furthermore, the book evaluates whether the Convention has filled existing gaps in maritime labour law, resolved prior difficulties or created new problems.
This book expertly addresses issues of fundamental importance to national authorities, shipping professionals and associations, maritime lawyers and academics worldwide.
---In memory of Richard Shaw---
"This book is likely to prove an important resource, particularly in the UK and Europe, for those seeking to implement the MLC. It contains a wealth of valuable observations and useful detail." - Review by Tonia Novitz, University of Bristol, UK, for Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly (2014)
1. The Maritime Labour Convention 2006 in the European Union Ariadne Abel 2. Increased Seafarer Protection under the Maritime Labour Convention 2006: A Maltese Flag Perspective Adrian Attard & Paul Gonzi 3. The Shipmaster and the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 John A. C. Cartner 4. Yachting and the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 Mateusz Bek 5. Crewing Insurance under the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 Johanna Hjalmarsson 6. Seafarer Abandonment Insurance: A System of Financial Security for Seafarers Denis Nifontov With contributions from Capt. Thomas Brown and Nicholas Maddalena 7. Seafarers and Modern Piracy Graham Caldwell 8. The Enforcement Procedures of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 Alexandros Ntovas 9. How to Determine Jurisdiction and Governing Law in Disputes Arising out of a Seafarer’s Employment Agreement Jennifer Lavelle 10.Implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (UK) Interview with Julie Carlton & Neil Atkinson, MCA
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