Recruitment and Placement of Seafarers Convention, 1996

Recruitment and Placement of Seafarers Convention, 1996 is an International Labour Organization Convention.

Recruitment and Placement of Seafarers Convention, 1996
C179
ILO Convention
Date of adoptionOctober 22, 1996
Date in forceApril 22, 2000
ClassificationSeafarers
SubjectSeafarers
PreviousLabour Inspection (Seafarers) Convention, 1996
NextSeafarers' Hours of Work and the Manning of Ships Convention, 1996

It was established in 1996, with the preamble stating:

Recalling the entry into force of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, 1982, on 16 November 1994, and

Having decided upon the adoption of certain proposals with regard to the revision of the Placing of Seamen Convention, 1920, ..

RatificationsEdit

As of 2013, the convention had been ratified by 10 states. However, all but two of these states (Ireland and Nigeria) have subsequently denounced it.

Recruitment and Placement of Seafarers Convention and COVID-19Edit

The International Labour Organisation (ILO), taking into account the Recruitment and Placement of Seafarers Convention, called on governments to immediately adopt possible measures in the interests of seafarers and to take steps to minimize the risk of COVID-19 virus infection. The ILO Memorandum sought to coordinate the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and World Health Organization(WHO) action strategies to prevent the spread of COVID-19.[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ILO: Release more than 150,000 seafarers trapped on board ships due to COVID-19". 8 June 2020.