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The Maritime Law and Policy International Postgraduate Research Conference 2014

The fifth Annual Conference was held on 4 April 2014 for researchers and postgraduate students. Researchers and postgraduate students presented their research work on maritime law and Policy, including relevant interdisciplinary work, attracting a large number of abstract submissions.

The 2014 conference presenters were:

  • Sarah Gahlen (Ships Revisited - A Comparative Study ) -University of Hamburg
  • Lijun Zhao (Fragmented Unification and Need for a Limited Scope of Unification)  - Bangor University
  • Knut Fournier (Should the Shipping Industry be Exempt from Competition Law ) - University of Leiden
  • Carlo Corcione (Theoretical Framework and Evolution on Protection of Third Parties ) - The City Law School
  • Cynthia Tseng (Analysis of the Role of Private Actors in the Adoption of Hard law: The Introduction of the Rotterdam Rules) - University of Surrey
  • Tianyi Jiang (Transfer of Rights under the Bill of Lading and the Connection with the Underlying Transaction of Cargo - From the Perspective of Reforming Chinese Maritime Law) - Bangor University
  • Selim Ciger (Recent Corrections to Rotterdam Rules with Regards to Provisions Related to Performing Parties ) - University of Bristol
  • Faizah Abdul Rahman (Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Should Shipper be Blue ) - The City Law School
  • Debo Awofeso (Sustainable Developing, Shipping and the IMO) - University of Southampton
  • Julia Constantino Chagas Lessa (Maritime Labour Convention: Much Ado Nothing?) - The City Law School
  • Andria Alexandrou (Balacing the Economic Arguments for Ship Owners Against Labour Conditions for Crewmen ) - Queen Mary University of London
  • Audrey Kravets & Erik Kravets (HGB versus COGSA: Divergent Liability of German and American Carriers in the Atlantic Trade) - Leuphana University and Kravets & Kravets
  • Cedric Vanleenhove & Jan de Bruyne (What Can Classification Societies Learn From Other "Certifiers"?) - Ghent University
  • Federico Franchina (Ship- owners' Limitation of Liability - An Italian Perspective ) - University of Messina
  • Yiqing Yang (Is the Duty of Good Faith Coming of Age in Insurance Law?) - Exeter Law School
  • Feng Wang (The Sea Glory Case) - University of Exeter
  • Daniel Bennitez (A Historical Analysis of the Precedents that Lead to the Judgment in the Krysia ) - Queen University Belfast
  • Dirk Siebels (Ships, Guns, But no Rules? Regulating and Measuring the Performance of Private Maritime Security Companies?) - Greenwich Maritime Institute
  • Avinder Bangal (Maritime Piracy ) - University of Hudderfield
  • Matt Garrod (The Response by the International Community to Somali Piracy: Universality or Collective Protective Principle Jurisdiction Par Excellence?) - University of Portsmouth

The conference was chaired by:

  • Prof Lars-Göran Malmberg, University of Gothenburg
  • Dr Andrea Lista, University of Southampton
  • Dr Minghua Zhao, Greenwich Maritime Institute
  • Dr Johanna Hjalmarsson, University of Southampton
  • Ms Anna Katsoulaki, The City Law School
  • Prof Jason Chuah, The City Law School

The Maritime Law and Policy International Postgraduate Research Conference 2013

The London Universities Maritime Law and Policy Research Group held the Fourth Annual Maritime Law and Policy Conference for researchers and postgraduate students on Friday 12 April 2013.

Researchers and postgraduate students presented their research work on maritime law and Policy, including relevant interdisciplinary work.

An article about the event appeared in The Maritime Risk International (page 9).

The Maritime Law and Policy Postgraduate Research Conference 2012

When: Friday 23 March 2012

nullThe London Universities Maritime Law and Policy Research Group held the Third Annual Maritime Law and Policy Conference for researchers and postgraduate students.

Researchers and postgraduate students presented their research work at this conference in areas of Maritime Law and Policy, including relevant interdisciplinary work.

LUMLPG Research Conference 2012 Photo Gallery

Papers

The following papers were presented for discussion:

  • Shipping at a Speed of Thought or Paper 2.0? by Sebastian Meyer, Swansea University
  • The Rotterdam Rules and Paperless Contracts: Some Critical Reflections, Ioanna Magklasi, University of Southampton
  • The Electronic Bill of Lading, Carlo Corcione, City University London
  • 'Defining' Pool Agreements by Laura Ramil, Intership Navigations Co. Ltd.
  • Options in Contracts of Carriage and Contractual Liability by Wouter Verheyen, Katholieke Universiteit Leven, Belgium
  • Time for a New Law or a New Mind Set? by Konstantinos Kofopoulos, University of Southampton
  • Development of the Offence of Corporate Manslaughter in the Maritime Industry by Craig Laverick, University of Central Lancashire
  • Hazardous Wastes' Trade: A Global Concern by Gabriela Argüello Moncayo, Lund University, Sweden
  • What is the structure of the required sea-based shipboard training of cadets as provided by cadetship programs? by Sanley Abila, SIRC, Cardiff University, Wales
  • What is the meaning of 'abandoned seafarer'? by Julia Constantino Chagas Lessa, City University London
  • Maritime Cabotage Law: Its History and Evolution by Aniekan Sylvester Johnson, City University London
  • Piracy and Transnational Criminal Law: Counter-Terrorism Conventions and Maritime Security by Carmino Massarella, University of Hull
  • Protection of Flagged-out Ships: Japanese Anti-piracy Law by Kentaro Furuya, University of Greenwich
  • The Legality and Morality of Ransom Payments. Political Considerations by Mateusz Bek, University of Southampton