Flag States: How Can We Get Them to Improve their Performance?

London. UK. Chris Whomersley was Deputy Legal Adviser in the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office prior to his retirement in 2014. The following OP-ED reflects upon the 23 May 21 OP-ED by Captain Michael Lloyd who discussed the role of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982 (UNCLOS), flag States roles and responsibilities, and the actions of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).

Geneva Declaration on Human Rights at Sea receives Europeche endorsement

London. UK. During the recent 19 November 2020 webinar covering the latest updates in respect of the ILO Work in Fishing (C188) Convention, Ment van der Zwan, employers’ spokesman in the EU social dialogue committee on sea-fisheries of  Europeche, highlighted the need to reflect the four fundamental principles of the Geneva Declaration on Human Rights at Sea. 

China fishing vessel safety workshop looks towards treaty ratification

Press Release 6th August 2019 London. UK. [Reproduction of IMO Press Release] National workshop discussed China’s potential ratification and implementation of fisheries-related conventions, including IMO’s 2012 Cape Town Agreement (CTA), aimed at improving safety standards on fishing vessels, and the 1995 Standards on Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Fishing Vessel Personnel (STCW-F). ​Fisheries-related conventions are...

EU Social Partners promote ratification of ILO Work in Fishing Convention C188 in Bulgaria

EU Social Partners promote ratification of ILO Work in Fishing Convention C188 in Bulgaria During a meeting held on 28 January in Sofia, Bulgaria, the European Social Partners in Fisheries*, the ETF and Europêche, promoted together with the ILO ** the swift ratification of the ILO Work in Fishing Convention C188. The event was also attended...

Anti-Bribery, Corruption and Human Rights at Sea

http://www.allaboutshipping.co.uk/2014/07/09/anti-bribery-corruption-and-human-rights/ “The Human Rights at Sea initiative is designed to bring the UN guiding principles into the maritime world, now that’s no easy feat, but there’s a group of not for profits, companies and associations involved, and with government support along with companies like Mazars, we are working together to make sure this happens.” Mazars...

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