Субота, 24 липня 2021

Lex Portus

Sergiy Kivalov*

Seafarers’ certification in Ukraine: towards an effective model

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Kivalov, S. (2020). Seafarers’ certification in Ukraine: towards an effective model. Lex Portus, 5, 7–33. https://doi.org/10.26886/2524-101X.5.2020.1

*Sergiy Kivalov, Doctor of Law, Professor, President of National University “Odessa Law Academy” (23, Fontanska Doroga St., Odessa, Ukraine).

 

ABSTRACT

The article is focused on the issues of administrative and corruption obstacles in the sphere of acknowledgement a qualification of seafarers in Ukraine. The ways and means of sterngtheing institutional capacity and optimizing legal regulation of this sphere are defined. The attention is focused on the modern shortcomings of the organization of certification of seafarers in Ukraine, the insufficient national policies and the significant corruption risks. Current Ukrainian legislation and main trends of institutional developments in the field are reviewed. The emphasis is made on the need of implementation of internationally recognized and best foreign practices to improving the efficiency of the seafarers’ certification systems. The EU standards in the sphere of reassessment of third countries are considered, and their application is proposed by Ukraine. Also, the attention is focused on the need to introduce the new IT-technologies into the certification process of seafarers. In addition, the establishment of an audit mechanism of the national certification procedures and, in the conditions of their proper organization, the concession of the right to their domestic implementation are proposed. Summing up, the author outlines a set of ways and means to improve the procedure of certification of seafarers for seafarers in Ukraine. They include: the strict compliance with the requirements of the international agreements and the approximation of national practices to the EU standards; the ensuring transparency in the process of training and certification of seafarers, the introduction of modern IT-technologies for this purpose; the reform of the control’s systems of the educational institutions’ activity, the increasing an interest of seafarers in maintaining integrity when obtaining certificates.

The key words: a seafarer, a certification, public administration, training of seafarers, maritime activity.

 

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