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IMLI Studies in International Maritime Law


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The IMO International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) was established under the auspices of the International Maritime Organization, a specialised agency of the United Nations.

The Institute is an international centre for the training of specialists in international maritime law. It contributes to the development and dissemination of knowledge and expertise in the international regime of merchant shipping and related areas of maritime law and the general law of the sea, with special reference to the international regulations and procedures for safety and efficiency of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution. For further information on the Institute please visit its website at:www.imli.org.

The series is dedicated to publishing original, scholarly contributions which analyse key issues in international maritime law. The works published in the series will be of interest to an audience of students and scholars in maritime law, maritime lawyers and barristers, and professionals in the shipping industry.

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European Sustainable Carriage of Goods: The Role of Contract Law

European Sustainable Carriage of Goods: The Role of Contract Law

1st Edition

Ellen Eftestøl-Wilhelmsson
June 01, 2018

This work discusses the rapidly developing European transport policy on sustainable freight and the connected efforts initiated by the European Commission (EC) on greening transport by the means of contract law. Greening transport has been a central goal for the EU for decades. The main problem...

Shipbreaking in Developing Countries: A Requiem for Environmental Justice from the Perspective of Bangladesh

Shipbreaking in Developing Countries: A Requiem for Environmental Justice from the Perspective of Bangladesh

1st Edition

Md Saiful Karim
December 12, 2017

This book explores the process of shipbreaking in developing countries, with a particular focus on Bangladesh. In the past, shipbreaking (the disposal of obsolete ships) was a very common industrial activity in many developed countries. However, due to stringent domestic environmental and labour...

The Extension of Coastal State Jurisdiction in Enclosed or Semi-Enclosed Seas: A Mediterranean and Adriatic Perspective

The Extension of Coastal State Jurisdiction in Enclosed or Semi-Enclosed Seas: A Mediterranean and Adriatic Perspective

1st Edition

Mitja Grbec
August 04, 2015

The current jurisdictional status of the Mediterranean Sea is remarkable. Nearly 50 per cent of the Mediterranean waters are high seas and therefore beyond the jurisdiction of coastal States. This situation means that there are no points in the Mediterranean Sea where the coasts of two States would...

Limitation of Liability in International Maritime Conventions: The Relationship between Global Limitation Conventions and Particular Liability Regimes

Limitation of Liability in International Maritime Conventions: The Relationship between Global Limitation Conventions and Particular Liability Regimes

1st Edition

Norman A. Martínez Gutiérrez
September 13, 2012

Limitation of liability for maritime claims is a concept of respectable antiquity which is now deeply entrenched in the maritime industry. Under this concept, the shipowner is entitled to limit his liability for maritime claims up to a maximum sum regardless of the actual amount of the claims. The...

Serving the Rule of International Maritime Law: Essays in Honour of Professor David Joseph Attard

Serving the Rule of International Maritime Law: Essays in Honour of Professor David Joseph Attard

1st Edition

Norman A. Martínez Gutiérrez
December 13, 2011

International maritime law is far from inert, everyday international affairs constantly test existing law and, in many occasions, require its development. Serving the Rule of International Maritime Law is thus not limited to a description of the current state of the law, but contains innovative...

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