[JURIST] The UN International Labor Organization (ILO) [official website; press release] announced Tuesday that the Maritime Labor Convention, 2006 [text] has received its final two required ratifications and will go into effect in 12 months. The Convention is a comprehensive range of labor standards [UN News Centre report] and a seafarers' bill of rights covering decent working conditions and health and safety issues for the world's 1.2 million merchant sailors, including basic employment rights, improved enforcement of minimum working and...

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