Law & Advocacy

What role does the past play in providing services to benefit the world’s mariners today? SCI Archivist Johnathan Thayer made the connection at a More...
  • The Case of the MV Dubai Valour January 10, 2014 During the fall of 2013, processing archival records of SCI’s Center for Seafarers’ Rights, Archives Intern Julie Zimmerman came across the Dubai Valour case—one of many instances in the Institute’s More...
  • Looking Back on 2013 December 30, 2013 See 2013 in photos online and read about the top stories from SCI’s service to mariners throughout the year. More...

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Agencies Work Together for Seafarers’ Welfare in Taiwan October 10, 2012

Director of SCI’s Center for Seafarers’ Rights Douglas B. Stevenson recently traveled to Taiwan, home to one of the world’s top export-driven economies.

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Report Sheds Light on Seafarers Affected by Piracy October 3, 2012

SCI publishes first report from its clinical study to help the maritime industry examine the impact of piracy on seafarers.

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Piracy Study Report Presented in London September 25, 2012

A report from SCI’s clinical study of the effects of piracy on seafarers includes a summary of major findings from 154 seafarer interviews.

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Labor Struggles on New York City’s Waterfront: A Visual History August 27, 2012

Queens College grad student Alexandra Dolan-Mescal examines SCI’s archival record of labor unions in early twentieth-century New York, discovering that seafarer welfare agencies like SCI were... More...

Fulfilling Maritime Convention’s Promise August 22, 2012

The Director of SCI’s Center for Seafarers’ Rights weighs in on the importance of the the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, set to come into force in a year’s time. Stevenson calls it “the most... More...

SCI Presents Piracy Study Findings in Cape Town August 7, 2012

Dr. Michael S. Garfinkle reports from an international conference in South Africa where he presented the major results of SCI’s study of the effects of piracy on seafarers.

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U.S. Lags on Convention Ratification August 3, 2012

Center for Seafarers’ Rights Director Douglas B. Stevenson urges concerned citizens to join him in seeking swift U.S. action to adopt an international convention that provides comprehensive rights... More...