ILS CONFERENCE – MARITIME LABOUR CONVENTION

Course Outline

Considered to be both the “Seafarers’ Bill of Rights” and the “Fourth Pillar of Maritime Safety,” the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006, has significant legal, commercial, and practical implications for different stakeholders. This workshop is designed to provide maritime professionals – shipowner, Flag State, and Port State – with an understanding of the MLC and the various maritime labour issues facing the industry on the advent of the Convention’s entry into force in August 2013.

Lecturers : Professor Proshanto K. Mukherjee; Professor Maximo Q. Mejia, Jr.

Certification

A certificate of attendance will be issued to all participants.

Venue, Date & Time

Malta Financial Services Authority, Notabile Road BKR3000 Attard, Malta

Thursday 9th May, 2013; 0830 – 1700 hrs coffee breaks and lunch included
Friday    10th May, 2013; 0900 – 1330 hrs coffee break included

Participation Fee

Regular Fee €175; Special Student Fee €100; cheques are payable to Institute of Legal Studies Malta
(ILS Tuition Centre, 19/12 Vincenti Buildings, Strait Street, Valletta  VLT1432)

Registration

If you are interested kindly use our online registration form.

Programme

Thursday, 9 May 2013

0830-0900   Registration
0900-1030   Introduction
…………………– ILO
……………………..Tripartite Composition
……………………..Member and State Party (Articles XII & XIV)
…………………– MLC 2006 (Convention and Code)
……………………..Preamble and Definitions
…………………………………..Competent Authority
…………………………………..Seafarer
…………………………………..Ship
…………………………………..Shipowner
………………………..Regulations, Titles, Standards, and Guidelines
…………………….. Replacement of Previous ILO Conventions (Article X)
……………………….Special Tripartite Committee (Article XIII)

1030-1100   Coffee
1100-1230   Implications for Maritime Administrations as a Flag State
………………….
– General Obligations for Exercising Jurisdiction and Control over Ships
…………………….(Article V)
………………….– Title 5, Reg. 5.1 General Responsibilities for Compliance and
…………………….Enforcement
………………….– Title 1: Minimum Age, Medical Requirements, Training and Qualifications
………………….– Title 2: Hours of Work and Rest, Manning Levels
………………….– Title 3: Accommodation, Recreational Facilities, Food and Catering
………………….– Title 4: Health Care, Welfare, and Social Security
1230-1330   Lunch
1330-1500   Port State Jurisdiction and Port State Control (Reg. 5.1.4, 5.2)
1500-1530   Coffee
1630-1700   Shipowner Obligations under the MLC
………………….
– Manning Levels
………………….– Title 2, Reg. 2.4 Leave
………………….– Title 2, Reg. 2.5 Repatriation
………………….– Title 2, Reg. 2.6 Seafarer Compensation
………………….– Title 3: Accommodation, Recreational Facilities, Food and Catering
………………….– Title 4: Health Care, Welfare, and Social Security 

Friday, 10 May 2013

0900-1000   Documents and Certificates under the MLC (Reg. 5.1.3)
1000-1130   Contractual Issues for Shipowners
………………….
– Title 1, Reg. 1.4 Recruitment and Placement
………………….– Title 2, Reg. 2.1 Seafarers’ Employment Agreements
………………….– Title 2, Reg. 2.2 Wages
………………….– Articles of Agreement
1130-1200   Coffee
1200-1330   Safety and Regulatory Issues:
………………….The Role of Recognized Organizations under the MLC (Reg. 5.1.2)

Biographies

Dr. Proshanto K. Mukherjee is Professor of Maritime Law and Policy at WMU and Director of the Postgraduate Programme in Maritime Law and Professor of Maritime Law at Lund University in Sweden. He is Chancellor of CINEC Maritime Campus in Sri Lanka. He was previously Vice President (Research) and Director of Doctoral Programmes at WMU and was founding Senior Deputy Director and Professor of Maritime Law at IMLI in Malta. He holds an LL.B. from Dalhousie University and a Ph.D from University of Wales and is a Barrister and Solicitor in Ontario. He was IMO Legal Advisor for the Caribbean Region. He has numerous publications to his credit on virtually all aspects of public and private Maritime Law. He is author of Maritime Legislation and lead author of the Fourth Edition of Farthing on International Shipping. He was previously a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce and is presently a member of the Editorial Boards of the WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs the Journal of International Maritime Law. He is a Fellow of the Nautical Institute, an Associate Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation and a member of the CMI Working Group on Fair Treatment of Seafarers.

Dr. Maximo Q. Mejia Jr. is Professor and Head of the Maritime Law and Policy Specialisation at the World Maritime University (WMU), Malmö, Sweden. Before joining WMU, he saw duty on board various naval and coast guard vessels as well as shore-based facilities in the Philippines. He earned a Bachelor of Science at the United States Naval Academy (Annapolis, Maryland) and a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy at the Fletcher School (Tufts University, Massachusetts). He has a Master of Science in Maritime Safety Administration from the World Maritime University (Malmö, Sweden) and a Doctor of Philosophy from Lund University (Lund, Sweden). He teaches and writes on maritime policy, law, human factors, safety, and security-related issues. He is Associate Editor of the WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs and Co-Editor of the book series WMU Studies in Maritime Affairs.

INTRO
FLAG STATE
PORT STATE JURISDICTION
SHIPOWNER OBLIGATIONS
DOCUMENTS AND CERTIFICATES
CONTRACTUAL ISSUES FOR SHIPOWNERS
RECOGNIZED ORGANISATIONS

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