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Introduction to ILO Conventions and Maritime Law

The free online course on the structure of ILO conventions, as well as the importance of maritime law and seaworthiness.

Publisher: ADU
This free online course on the introduction to ILO conventions and maritime law teaches you about the ILO conventions and how the ILO works. You will also learn about how ILO works with the IMO. You will learn about the brief history of the maritime law and the admiralty law. Also, you will learn about the United Nations Convention on the Law of Sea and UNCLOS Maritime Zones, as well as the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act and ship seaworthiness.
Introduction to ILO Conventions and Maritime Law
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    3-4 Hours
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Introduction to ILO conventions and maritime law is a free online course that begins by introducing you to the ILO conventions, how ILO works, its structure as well as how it works with IMO to solve problems. It discusses maritime law and admiralty law, as well as how to distinguish between the two. The course teaches you about the main focus of maritime law and the complexities of the admiralty law. This course then explains the features of the Jones Act and its focus on providing medical care as well as income benefits for seamen who are injured in the line of duty, along with their dependents. Also, the Longshoreman and harbour workers compensation act which focuses on providing similar benefits for maritime workers who are not classified as seamen will also be covered in this course. You will learn about the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act responsible for governing claims involving damage to cargo that is shipped by sea internationally. This course comprises two modules alongside various topics which have been broken down with various media illustrations to give you a comprehensive understanding of the maritime law, the UNCLOS zones and some of the sea acts.

This course then discusses the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and defines the rights and responsibilities of nations with respect to their use of the world's oceans. It outlines the various areas of the world's seas as divided by the UNCLOS into zones of jurisdiction. You will also learn about the maritime labour convention which sets the minimum standards to ensure satisfactory conditions of employment for seafarers. The course explains internal waters, as well as how the baseline is measured. This course then teaches you about territorial water. In this course, you will learn about how territorial waters can extend to a maximum of 12NM from the baseline. You will also learn about the special status of Archipelagic waters given by UNCLOS due to their natural resources. This course describes the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). You will also gain an understanding of the rights, jurisdiction and the duties of the coastal state within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). The international straits used for international navigation between one part of the high seas or an exclusive economic zone will also be covered in this course. You will learn about the various duties of states bordering straits.

Furthermore, this course explains in detail the tripartite nature of the MLC and its effects as well as highlight what the IMO conventions cover, such as; Forced labour, Freedom of association and protection of the right to organize, right to organize and collective bargaining. The course will also analyze the freedom of the high sea, as well as what is contained in the freedom of the high sea. You will learn about the involvement of the UNCLOS in marine pollution. The course also describes the carriage of goods by sea Act (COGSA) as a section of United States code and how it governs the responsibilities and protections of shippers and carriers of cargo. It discusses the concept of seaworthiness, bills of lading with examples showing the reasons a ship can be seen as “not seaworthy”. You will learn about some uncontrollable causes of loss. Also, it outlines some of the shipper’s responsibilities. It further explains the burden of proof and highlights the damages that are compensable under COGSA. This course explains some of the legal action, limits of liabilities in maritime, along with some circuit court admiralty cases on seaworthiness. This free online course will be of great interest to students, researchers, and anyone with an interest in maritime law. So, register for this course and start your next learning journey.

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