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[Title] R026 - Migration (Protection of Females at Sea) Recommendation, 1926 (No. 26)

[Date] June 5, 1926
[Source] International Labour Organization (ILO)
[Notes] Withdrawn instrument - By decision of the International Labour Conference at its 92nd Session (2004)
[Full text]


The General Conference of the International Labour Organisation,

Having been convened at Geneva by the Governing Body of the International Labour Office, and having met in its Eighth Session on 26 May 1926, and

Having decided upon the adoption of certain proposals with regard to the means to be taken to ensure the protection of emigrant women and girls on board ship, which question is included in the agenda of the Session, and

Having determined that these proposals should take the form of a Recommendation,

adopts this fifth day of June of the year one thousand nine hundred twenty-six, the following Recommendation, which may be cited as the Migration (Protection of Females at Sea) Recommendation, 1926, to be submitted to the Members of the International Labour Organisation for consideration with a view to effect being given to it by national legislation or otherwise in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution of the International Labour Organisation:

Where fifteen or more women or girls unaccompanied by a responsible person are carried as emigrants on board an emigrant vessel a properly qualified woman who has no other duty to fulfil on board shall be appointed to give such emigrants any material or moral assistance of which they may stand in need without in any way encroaching upon the authority of the master of the vessel. She shall report to the authority making the appointment and her report shall be available for the use of the Governments which may be concerned.