Justice for Seafarers?

A worrying indictment of the plight of seafarers has been delivered by a far-reaching survey of the experiences of seafarers facing criminal charges, with seafarers complaining of unfair treatment, intimidation and a lack of legal representation and interpretation services. The survey by international legal research centre Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI) of 3,480 seafarers in the…

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IMO ‘Day of the Seafarer’ – time to act

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) ‘Day of the Seafarer’ – on 25 June 2011 – is the opportunity for renewed efforts to safeguard the human rights of seafarers throughout the world and ensure that they are offered proper legal protection and support. That is the message from Deirdre Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of Seafarers’ Rights International…

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New centre to advance rights of seafarers

Today heralds the launch of Seafarers’ Rights International, a unique and groundbreaking resource dedicated to advancing the legal protection of seafarers worldwide. Seafarers’ Rights International will use high level research and analysis to raise awareness of the legal concerns of seafarers and will work to improve the protection of seafarers in national and international laws.…

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