Europe and also the rest of the world has experienced a boom in mobility over the last thirty years. In light of the protection of increasing number of consumers – passengers it is almost logical that during the past few decades, international and European transport law has developed almost to revolutionary extent, especially in the field of private aviation (air) law with the introduction of unlimited liability of carriers for death and injury of passengers and commendable sophisticated rights in case of denied boarding, cancellation of flights and long delays. This book will cast light through a critical prism on the most important characteristics of the international transport law, the EU legislation and jurisprudence regarding passenger rights during the carriage by air, sea, rail and road. One of the ideas which, however, needs further research is that the commendable legal solutions and experience of the EU can serve as an excellent framework for a new holistic international convention on passengers rights in all transport modes.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. The Role of International Organizations in Providing and Protecting Passengers Rights 3. EU Intitutions and Passenger Rights 4. Carriage by Sea 5. Carriage by Air 6. Carriage by Rail 7. Carriage by Road
Marko Pavliha is Professor of International Maritime Law, Transport Law and Insurance Law at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transportation, and Visiting Professor and Governor at IMO International Maritime Law Institute.
"The book is well researched and written, covering the most relevant issues concerning the important and growing topic of passengers’ rights. By its unique approach, the book certainly breaks new ground in literature on passengers’ rights and will be welcome in the field by both academics and professionals. This is a truly valuable book that represents an essential contribution to the scholarly literature on the subject."
European Transport Law review by Professor Časlav Pejović of Kyushu University, Japan