Seafarers Rights by Deirdre Fitzpatrick

Seafarers Rights

EditorDeirdre Fitzpatrick, Michael Anderson

Hardcover | March 9, 2006

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Seafarers' Rights provides the reader with a systematic analysis of the rights of seafarers in the context of the international shipping industry, showing how they are made up of a combination of national and international laws, drawn from a number of sources including maritime law, labour lawand international human rights law. Central chapters on these topics are dealt with on an international basis, and complemented by 12 chapters covering key national regimes of particular importance in terms of shipping.The book demonstrates how the seafarer, working in a truly global industry, often falls between the gaps in national and international law. As a result seafarers often have inadequate legal protections. Seafarers' Rights seeks to document the rights and remedies available to seafarers, highlight theproblem areas, examine the legal systems of certain seafaring nations and port states and suggest areas that are ripe for legal reform. Countries covered in the national chapters include Brazil, China, Norway, Russia, South Africa, UK and the US.

About The Author

Ms Deirdre Fitzpatrick is a solicitor and legal officer with the International Transport Workers' Federation in London. Dr Michael Anderson is a Senior Fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law

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Title:Seafarers RightsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:690 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.67 inPublished:March 9, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199277524

ISBN - 13:9780199277520

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Table of Contents

ForewordJudge Thomas Mensah: PrefacePart I1. Alastair Couper (with Thomas Schoenbaum and Robert Grime): Historical Perspectives on Seafarers and the LawPart II2. BIICL: International Standards3. BIICL: International Compliance and Enforcement MechanismsPart III4. Robin Churchill and Deirdre Fitzpatrick: Seafarers' Rights at the National Level5. Nick Gaskell and Christopher Smith: Private Law Regimes Applicable to SeafarersPart IVMichael Anderson and Deirdre Fitzpatrick: Introduction to the National Chapters6. The Law Firm of Caputo, Bastos, Fruet e Bouissou Advigados: Brazil7. Peter Jiang: China8. Andreas G Michaelides: Cyprus9. Maria Gavouneli: Greece10. John W deGravelles and Philip A Z Banks, III: Liberia11. Mads Andenas (with assistance from Georg Riekeles): Norway12. Enrique Cajigas: Panama13. Emilio A Gancayco: Philippines14. Valeriy A Musin: Russia15. Struan Mundell: South Africa16. Paul Newdick: United Kingdom17. Richard J Dodson: United StatesPart V18. Michael Anderson and Thomas Mensah: Proposals for Legal ReformAnnex: International Instruments Relevant to Seafarers' RightsAnnex: Ratification of International Instruments by Certain Countries

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`This unique, comprehensive and authoritative book on seafarers' rights analyses in great detail the various legal systems and how international treaties are interwoven with national laws. Seafarers' Rights is not just an extremely readable, high-quality reference book, it is one everyoneinvolved in shipping must read.'Lloyd's List