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Need for courts to treat seafarers fairly

Two long-running cases have put the vexed issue of criminalisation of seafarers back in the spotlight

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Two court rulings in recent weeks, both overturning previous decisions by lower courts, have put the spotlight firmly back on the vexed issue of criminalisation of seafarers.

TWO court rulings in recent weeks, both overturning previous decisions by lower courts, have put the spotlight firmly back on the vexed issue of criminalisation of seafarers.

This is a highly contentious area. Sovereign states understandably defend the rights of their judicial systems and...

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