The Maritime Labor Convention 2006 - Time for International Community to Take Interests of Seafarers' Welfare!Poomintr Sooksripaisarnkit*
Assistant Professor, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
- *Corresponding Author:
- Poomintr Sooksripaisarnkit
Assistant Professor, School of Law
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: February 15, 2013; Accepted Date: March 21, 2013; Published Date: April 02, 2013
Citation: Sooksripaisarnkit P (2013) The Maritime Labor Convention 2006 – Time for International Community to Take Interests of Seafarers’ Welfare! J Civil Legal Sci 2:102. doi:10.4172/2169-0170.1000102
Copyright: © 2013 Sooksripaisarnkit P. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC) was drafted under the auspice of the International Labour
Organisation (ILO). Pursuant to Article VIII (3), the Convention should come into force within a year after the ratification by the thirtieth State and when the total share of the gross tonnage of ships reaches thirty-three per cent. Such goals have now achieved and the Convention is scheduled to come into force on 20 August 2013. This article aims at raising awareness of international community on this new piece of international agreement.