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"The Unification of Maritime Law through International Maritime Conventions" Lecture by Ignacio Arroyo-Martinez, International Institute of Maritime Law of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), London,UK

The visit of Ignacio Arroyo-Martinez is organised in collaboration with Stefano Zunarelli from the Department of Legal Studies.

Dec 04, 2018 from 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM

Where Sala Rossa, Palazzo Marchesini, via Marsala 26, Bologna (first floor)

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The Maritime Law needs uniformity. The main issue is how to achieve that goal.

All the nations want economic development and welfare and the international commerce is one of the main keys to meet that need. However, both national legislations and different national jurisdictions jeopardize these purposes as everyone wants to apply and be ruled its national legal system and wants that the case be heard under its own national jurisdiction, in case that the conflict arise.

Everybody wants to play the party at home! One of the tools to overcome such problems is to unify the Law of International Commerce and in particular the International Maritime Law. In other words is the issue of the Relationship between National and International Law. Kant describes it as the autproblem.

The international maritime community has approved a relevant number of international conventions (i.e, carriage of goods by sea, passenger, salvage, liens, etc.) and other international legal instruments but not all of them have been ratified by most of the nations. On the other hand, the fact of the ratification does not mean that the all the legal problems have been solved. A more relevant question come into the pay: the incorporation into de national legal system and the implementation by the Sates. The lecture will focus and deal with detail these issues and at the end students will be asked to draft a national legislation to incorporate one International Maritime Convention in force.