Center on Maritime Labour Law

Background

Maritime workers perform an admirable service to humanity by helping in moving ships and a variety of cargo from one port to the other. Working on long-term contracts, at sea, and far away from home, seafarers have to face numerous challenges. These include issues related to repatriation, abandonment, non- payment of wages, etc. Mindful of problems faced by seafarers in international waters, some forward-looking developments have taken place in international law. Today there are numerous Conventions and recommendations on working conditions in the maritime transport sector. The purpose of these is to achieve decent work for seafarers and to secure economic interests through fair competition for quality ship owners.

Centre focuses on all aspects of Maritime Labour Law including issues of occupational health and safety of seafarers and port workers. The Research Centers will contribute to the goals of expanding knowledge and having a positive impact on society.

Vision of the Center

To be recognized globally and nationally as a center of excellence for research and capacity building in the field of Maritime Labour Law

Scope of Function of Center

  • To organize Seminar/Conferences and other academic events
  • To organize short term courses on Maritime Labour Law
  • To contribute to research and expansion of knowledge on Maritime Labour Laws by publishing Books, Journal article, etc.
  • To collaborate with national and international institutes globally recognized for working in the field of Maritime Labour Law.
  • Plan and execute outreach activities beneficial to the Maritime Workers.

Head of Centre

Designation Name Profile
Patron in Chief Smt. Avantika Singh, IAS
Vice Chairman & CEO, Gujarat Maritime Board

Patron Prof. Dr. S. Shanthakumar
Director, School of Maritime Law Policy & Administration
Gujarat Maritime University
Head of the Centre Mr. Mohit Gupta
PhD (Pursuing), LL.M., LL.B, BA, NET-JRF
Assistant Professor of Law, School of Maritime Law, Policy & Administration
Gujarat Maritime University
Centre Member Dr. Shishir Upadhyaya
PhD (Maritime Studies), MSc.(Defense and Strategic Studies,
Associate Professor, School of Maritime Law, Policy & Administration
Gujarat Maritime University
Mr. Waseem Ahmed Bhat
PhD (Pursuing), LL.M, LL.B, UGC-NET
Assistant Professor of Law, School of Maritime Law, Policy & Administration Gujarat Maritime University
Mr. Abhay Singh
PhD (Pursuing), LL.M., LL.B, UGC-NET
Assistant Professor of Law, School of Maritime Law, Policy & Administration
Gujarat Maritime University
Research Assistant Ms. Shyamali Kumar
LL.M, LL.B, BBA
Teaching and Research Associate, School of Maritime Law, Policy & Administration
Gujarat Maritime University