ITF Seafarers Criminalisation Toolkit
Published 04 Dec 2023
Criminalisation is one of the most serious problems facing seafarers today. When there has been a maritime accident, or a pollution infringement, seafarers have often been detained and denied access to normal rules of fair play and justice with which to defend themselves against criminal charges. In recent years seafarers are also increasingly being detained as suspects of maritime crimes, such as smuggling of illicit cargo, or anchoring illegally whilst awaiting clearance for port entry.
22 Aug 2023
This guide shows how companies can respect the human rights of seafarers shipping cargo by cooperating with the ITF on human rights due diligence.
27 Jul 2023
This guidance focuses on the human rights risks in company supply chains for seafarers on merchant vessels. This is distinct from fishers and dockers, who are covered by different international
26 Jun 2023
This report confirms what we in the trade union movement have been arguing for decades: that humans are not going anywhere when it comes to this sector. Whatever technologies are deployed from among