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As he looks back on his 29 years of service as Director of SCI's Center for Seafarers’ Rights, Doug discusses some of the major advocacy issues More...
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  • America Has A Chance for Positive Change (updated) February 9, 2018 As Congress and President Trump seek to enact immigration reform this year, they also stand in a position to make some important decisions regarding seafarers. More...

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Shore Leave Survey 2017 August 2, 2017

SCI's sixteenth annual Shore Leave Survey provides insight into the experience of merchant seafarers arriving into US ports

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U.S. Immigration Policy's Impact on Seafarers: A Brief History January 31, 2017

An historical perspective on the impact of U.S. immigration policy on international seafarers

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Shore Leave Survey 2016 August 10, 2016

SCI’s Annual Seafarer Shore Leave Survey indicates why some seafarers remain stuck on board their vessels in U.S. ports.

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Stevenson Advocates for Mariners at ILO Meetings February 17, 2016

Seafarer welfare organizations address standards and issues affecting seafarers worldwide.

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Ad Hoc Tripartite Maritime Committee for the Seafarers’ Identity Documents Convention (Revised), 2003 (No. 185) February 16, 2016

Statement by Douglas B. Stevenson, Esq. at the Ad Hoc Tripartite Maritime Committee for the Seafarers’ Identity Documents Convention (Revised), 2003 (No. 185)

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2015 Seafarer Shore Leave Survey July 28, 2015

A 2015 survey reveals why some seafarers cannot obtain shore leave in US ports.

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