Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del País Vasco

About a hundred of professionals analyzed the Maritime Law current regulation at Bilbao

The first seminar of the Maritime Work Watch (MWW) Research Network was held the 13th September and the IX ECLMR, which in turn took place on 14h 15th September at Bilbao, were celebrated successfully, gathering more than 100 Maritime Law professionals and Researchers at Bizkaia Aretoa- Conference Center of the University of the Basque Country.

During the sessions of the I Seminar MWW, with the presence, among others speakers, of Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry (MWU President) or Patrick Chaumette (Professor of Private Law at the University of Nantes and PI of Human Sea ERC-Advanced Grant Project), many important aspects were discussed, as for example the current notion of “Seafarer” according to the MLC 2006, ILO; the impact of the future ratification of ILO C188 Work Fishing Convention or the impact of the ECJ ruling on Dockers regulation in Spain and neighbouring countries.

Also, some members of the MWW Research Network participated as speakers at the session of Maritime Labour Law of the IX ECLMR, with the always-interesting debate about how protect abandoned seafarers in foreign ports in relation to their wage credits or other type of claims. In this context, it was discussed the way in which the MLC 2006 amendments made on 2014 have to be implemented into domestic laws, leading to a debate with the audience present there.