"With the Maritime Labour Conventions entry into force in August 2013, the shipping industry will soon be 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 Conventions application and enforcement in practice.Hailed as the "Seafarers 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 Conventions 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"-- Provided by publisher.
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ch. 1. The Maritime Labour Convention 2006 in the European union / Ariadne Abel ch. 2. Increased seafarer protection under the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 : a maltese flag perspective / Adrian Attart & Paul Gonzi ch. 3. The shipmaster and the Maritime Labor Convention 2006 / John A.C. Cartner ch. 4. Yachting and the Maritime Labor Convention 2006 / Mateusz Bek ch. 5. Crewing insurance under the Maritime Labor Convention 2006 / Johanna Hjalmarsson ch. 6. Seafarer abandonment insurance : a system of financial security for seafarers / Denis Nifontov, with contributions from Thomas Brown and Nicholas Maddalena ch. 7. Seafarers and modern piracy / Graham Caldwell ch. 8. The enforcement procedures of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 / Alexandros X.M. Ntovas ch. 9. How to determine jurisdiction and governing law in disputes arising out of a seafarer's employment agreement / Jennifer Lavelle ch. 10. Implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 / Maritime & Coastguard Agency.