Law & Advocacy

SCI’s President & Executive Director gives an update on piracy off the coasts of Africa after a multi-national meeting. More...
  • Stevenson Advocates for Mariners at ILO Meetings February 17, 2016 Seafarer welfare organizations address standards and issues affecting seafarers worldwide. More...
  • Ad Hoc Tripartite Maritime Committee for the Seafarers’ Identity Documents Convention (Revised), 2003 (No. 185) February 16, 2016 Statement by Douglas B. Stevenson, Esq. at the Ad Hoc Tripartite Maritime Committee for the Seafarers’ Identity Documents Convention (Revised), 2003 (No. 185) More...

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American Maritime Cases pays homage to Douglas B. Stevenson, the Director of SCI’s Center for Seafarers’ Rights.

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Inspiring Environmental Stewards January 27, 2015

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