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Professor Jason Chuah chairs International Shipping Law Roundtable

The biennial event addressed the theme “Piracy, Refugees, War Risks and Sanctions: The Impact of Maritime Trade”.
by John Stevenson (Senior Communications Officer)

 Professor Jason Chuah, chaired a roundtable discussion held at the International Maritime Organisation's headquarters

Professor Jason Chuah, Professor of Commercial and Maritime Law and Head of the Academic Law Department, in The City Law School, chaired the panel, “War Risks and Sanctions” during the CCLS International Shipping Law Roundtable, held on 2nd June 2016.

The Roundtable, "Piracy, Refugees, War Risks and Sanctions: The Impact of Maritime Trade”, was staged by Queen Mary University of London’s Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) headquarters in Central London.

Modern Maritime Pirates Attacking Cargo ShipIssues of strong current interest which were relevant to business were raised, featuring in-depth discussions among established and young academics and practitioners.

War risks and sanctions

Seven research papers were presented and discussed in relation to the use of armed security personnel on board merchant vessels; piracy post-incident obligations; seafarers’ wages during captivity; limitations on the duty to render assistance at sea; the interception and rescue at sea of asylum seekers in the light of the new EU legal framework; war risks and sanctions in the carriage of goods by sea and air; and bi-laterally applied sanctions with a severe commercial effect on third-parties.

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