Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI) is an independent centre dedicated to advancing the rights of seafarers through research, education and training in issues concerning seafarers and the law.
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The problem of abandoned seafarers is a stark one of human hardship. The International Labour Organization (ILO) keeps a database of cases of abandonment and, given the vital role of shipping in the global economy, the…
It is an inherent risk in the working lives of seafarers that they may be subjected to criminal charges either of a professional or a non-professional nature. Seafaring is transnational by nature. As seafarers transit from port to port…
One of the most common complaints handled by seafarer organisations is unpaid or underpaid wages of seafarers. SRI has produced a series of national Guides on ship arrest for seafarers' wages, and on the related topic of the maritime lien for seafarers' wages.
SRI has launched the first in a series of Fact Files created to inform seafarers about various aspects of their rights and how to deal with legal situations they may face in the course of their employment. Compiled by experts, the Seafarer Fact Files are intended to provide practical guidance on how to deal with many of the difficult situations seafarers encounter when needing the protection of the law.
The first Fact File ‘Using Lawyers’ is designed to provide practical guidance for a seafarer when he has no option but to resort to the law and needs the services of a lawyer. To view it in 11 languages (English, Burmese, Chinese, French, Indonesian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog and Turkish) click here.
To accompany this Fact File, SRI has produced country-specific guides on the legal systems in 30 different countries. For more information click here.
Bloomberg.net: Jan 15, 2014
Hassan Sabrah hadn’t eaten in four days.
That’s when the chief engineer of the Moldova-flagged cargo ship JSM finally snapped, according to interviews with sailors, the port manager and local residents. He picked up a rock and hit his captain on …
SRI is pleased to offer again in 2014 a legal internship programme. The internship is for one week Monday 21st July to Friday 25th July.*
The aim of the internship programme is to raise awareness of legal issues and problems concerning seafarers, and to allow students to develop their …
Release: ISWAN - The International Seafarers' Welfare Awards, aimed at show-casing best practice in seafarers' welfare in the maritime industry, will take place on 7th April 2014 at the International Labour Organisation in Geneva. The organisers of the Awards, the International Seafarers' …
In an important contribution to the legal support of seafarers worldwide, SRI (Seafarers' Rights International) has launched a Charter of Good Practice for the Provision of Legal Services to Seafarers.
“For seafarers, seeking the advice of a lawyer can be one of the most stressful events of …