Links that Connect Us - Protecting Submarine Cables

There is little awareness of submarine cables. Facts such as cables resting on the ocean beds of the world, communicating massive amounts of data across oceans, are privy only to the ears of people involved in the industry one way or another. Lack of awareness of cables is not only a problem for India, but also for the international society of nations at large. Submarine cables are unseen and unsung networks of cables embodying itself to the ilk of the nervous system of humans. Submarine cables are responsible for transferring messages, a function akin to veins and nerves of the human body. Multiplicity of these nerves is responsible for linking countries together. Submarine cables have been

Challenges in Implementation of Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 due to COVID-19 and Plea of Force M

Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC) is considered a significant milestone in realizing the rights of seafarers. Before MLC there have been treaties and recommendations of International Labour Organisation (ILO) for the amelioration of the working conditions of seafarers. MLC 2006 has been successful in consolidating provisions of these pre-existing instruments which were dealing with various issues related to Maritime Labour. MLC has done away with the problem of fragmentation in international law. It has made the ratification process easier for the states; before MLC states had to ratify multiple treaties on various aspects of Marine Labour issues but now only MLC has to be ratified. Thi

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