NGA Shapes the Debate at the ILC 2016

As the International Labour Conference (ILC) 2016 ends, we’re eager to see how the debates will shape the future of working conditions for those who work at sea. Every year the conference, which is run by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Geneva, invites government representatives, employers and workers to join together to discuss international…

slavery at sea

46 Million People Enslaved Worldwide

Slavery at sea is an area of research Seafarers’ Rights International has particular interest in, and so it was interesting to read the new report issued by the Walk Free Foundation today on the global state of slavery. Their 2016 Global Slavery Index documented that nearly 46 million people are now enslaved throughout the world.…

Deirdre Fitzpatrick SRI Seafarers' Rights International

SRI LAUNCHES GLOBAL STUDY INTO THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE IMPLEMENTATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF THE MARITIME LABOUR CONVENTION

As the third anniversary of the entry into force of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC) approaches, Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI) is embarking on a comprehensive study on the effectiveness of the Convention. The study has been commissioned by the International Transport Workers’ Federation. It will be an in-depth and…

Joint press release: ITF and SRI chart a course on maritime human rights

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI) report progress being made on the urgent issue of the criminalisation of seafarers. This follows the positive reception from the IMO’s (International Maritime Organization) Legal Committee to a paper co-sponsored by the ITF, the International Federation of Shipmasters’ Associations (IFSMA), the Comité Maritime International…