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Tuesday, August 20 marks the coming into force of the historic Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, a milestone in maritime history. More...
  • Workshops Answer Questions about MLC, 2006 June 26, 2013 Intern Ryann Hall accompanied the Director of SCI’s Center for Seafarers’ Rights to direct workshops exploring the implications of an important convention that impacts seafarers’ rights and More...
  • Silver Bell Awards Pay Tribute June 12, 2013 Awards honor maritime industry leaders for difference made to mariners. More...

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America Has a Chance for Positive Change January 30, 2013

As US senators and President Obama seek to enact immigration reform this year, they also stand in a position to make some important decisions regarding seafarers.

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Meeting Reinforces Relations with Ukraine November 28, 2012

The Director of SCI’s Center for Seafarers’ Rights recently met with a special human rights commissioner for the Ukraine, home to thousands of the world’s seafarers, to discuss problems facing men... More...

Fulfilling Maritime Convention’s Promise August 22, 2012

The Director of SCI’s Center for Seafarers’ Rights weighs in on the importance of the the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, set to come into force in a year’s time. Stevenson calls it “the most... More...

U.S. Lags on Convention Ratification August 3, 2012

Center for Seafarers’ Rights Director Douglas B. Stevenson urges concerned citizens to join him in seeking swift U.S. action to adopt an international convention that provides comprehensive rights... More...

Training Future Rights Protectors July 5, 2012

In late June, SCI’s Douglas B. Stevenson took part in a training course designed to equip him to educate others on the interpretation and implementation of the MLC, 2006. When the Convention comes... More...

Speaking Out for Shore Leave January 11, 2012

Headlines of a shore leave access denial of US mariners in a Brazilian port brought attention to the restrictive policies limiting seafarers’ ability to disembark while working abroad. SCI’s... More...

Conference Examines ‘Most Vital Resource’ February 16, 2011

Douglas B. Stevenson, Director of SCI's Center for Seafarers' Rights spoke about requirements to promote and establish shore-based seafarers’ welfare facilities at the third annual Bahamas... More...