Your Legal Rights

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Know Your Rights!

Seafarers’ rights is a complex area since your rights can exist at different levels and they can be overlapping and sometimes conflicting.

Therefore if you have a legal problem, you will need to seek advice from your union and from a lawyer who will discuss your specific situation.

This information is general advice only.

Sources of Seafarers’ Rights:

Human rights instruments also exist at international and regional level which may be relevant to the rights of seafarers.  

Also at the international level, Conventions of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) impose obligations on States, a number of which have the effect of creating benefits for seafarers.

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Criminalisation of Seafarers | Contract Advice | ITF Agreements | Contact Us | Glossary of Terms | Basic Rights Under ILO | Before You Board


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