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[Maritime labour law is built in a framework of extreme offshoring and imbued by a number of international conventions that seek to level the playing field and avoid social dumping by establishing minimum standards worldwide. The fact that they do not cover all issues and are not applied by all...
[The internationalisation of maritime employment is mainly associated with the freedom in ship registration, for which reason this chapter analyses, first, the establishing of open registries and thus the flourishing of the flag of convenience issue (Sect. 2.2). But second, it draws attention to...
[This chapter addresses litigation arising out of seafarers and fishermen’s contracts of employment. Other litigation issues such as those arising from non-contractual obligations, social security matters and employer insolvency are also tackled, but the focus is on Section 5, Chapter II, of the...
[While there is no agreement as to the choice of the law applicable to individual employment contracts, the law of the habitual place of work is applied in a significant number of jurisdictions such as in the European Union via Article 8 of the Rome I Regulation on the law applicable to...
[In a context of extreme offshoring, collective bargaining is essential to improve the working and living conditions of seamen despite the shortcoming of being regulated only at a national level, a hurdle that has been somehow avoided by the International Transport Workers’ Federation by...
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