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Enforcing the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006: A study of the early results of implementation and enforcement of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Kalmar Maritime Academy.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The objectives of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (hereafter: MLC 2006) have long been familiar to many states, but for some it has brought with it increased expectations in improving working conditions for seafarers. This study aims to analyse the early figures provided by Paris Memorandum of Understanding’s (hereafter: Paris MoU) on the number of deficiencies and detentions in before and after the implementation of the MLC 2006, as well as the ILO Committee of Experts 2014 Report, which marks the first full year of MLC 2006 compliance in the first ratifying states. The purpose was to provide an early report on the progress of the MLC 2006 to date as well as how it has adapted to concerns expressed by experts in maritime law prior to its implementation. Even if it has not been long enough since the entry into force to properly identify a trend, it is interesting to see a positive start to the MLC 2006, which has received rapidly increasing attention, and that awareness of labour rights has increased in the maritime industry. Figures also revealed that the early result is at least not a decrease in the number of reported deficiencies. In addition, the fact that a number of detentions have been issued is worthy of note, as they were very rare in the labour context before the MLC 2006.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 51 p.
Keyword [en]
MLC 2006; Maritime Labour Convention; Enforcement; Implementation; Shipping; Labour; Port State; Flag State
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Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-49913OAI: diva2:906810
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Master Mariner
Educational program
Nautical Science Programme (3 years), 180 credits
Available from: 2016-02-25 Created: 2016-02-25 Last updated: 2016-02-25Bibliographically approved

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