International Conference on Maritime Law, 2020

The Centre for Maritime Law, NLUO in collaboration with HP Law - Advocates, Mumbai takes immense pleasure to announce the International Conference on Maritime Law, 2020. The Conference bestows to act as a perfect opportunity for students to nurture their research and writing skills in the field of Maritime Law

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  • PIRACY AND MARINE TERRORISM: AN INDIAN PERSPECTIVE
    Rishank Tiwari* Abstract: Piracy and Marine Terrorism has been a matter of grave concern for the international community. Those days are gone when pirates like Johnny Depp with an eye patch used to loot the ships with swords. Now the time has changed and with the change in time the … Read more
  • THE ROLE OF ARBITRATION IN INTERNATIONAL MARITIME DISPUTES
    Ram Kumar* Abstract: Arbitration in maritime industry is the most widely practice as compared to the litigation which involves more time and cost. It is the defining feature of maritime disputes since time immemorial. This paper looks into the various advantages and disadvantages of litigation, arbitration, mediation and conciliation. The … Read more
  • EFFECT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON MARITIME ZONES
    Ashish Singh* ABSTRACT Among the umpteen threats posed by climate change is the impact on the extent of the maritime claims of the states. This essay briefly discusses climate change before relating it with the rise in sea level. It examines the ways in which the maritime jurisdictional claims of … Read more
  • BLOCKCHAIN BILL OF LADING: THE WAY FORWARD
    Neel Vasant and Devika Radha* Abstract “Change is the law of life; those who refuse to change slowly decay and degenerate” The shipping industry has always been considered to be a very traditional industry, considering the resistance to keeping track with the latest trends and technologies. One such age old … Read more
  • PIRACY AND PROSECUTION CHALLENGES
    Vivek Pandey & Geetika Vyas* Abstract Piracy has been considered as an enemy of the mankind since long back. However, till date our legal system has not been able to control the offence. At some places, there has been a continuous rise in number of pirate attacks over the past … Read more
  • PRE-EMINENCE OF PREFERRED SEATS IN MARITIME ARBITRATION – A CRITICAL REVIEW OF RELEVANT FACTORS AND GLOBAL TRENDS
    Aditya Sethi* Abstract Shipping and arbitration have co-existed since the early development of shipping laws. Arbitration agreements have traditionally been admissible as a recognized principle of freedom of contract with merchants relying primarily on the temperament, wisdom and abilities of their experienced colleagues having knowledge and expertise in the related … Read more
  • DEEP SEABED MINING: A BENEFIT TO THE MANKIND OR COMMERCIALISATION OF COMMON HERITAGE OF MANKIND
    Swetha Sethubaskaran* Abstract The declaration of the deep seabed, by the United Nations, as the common heritage of mankind is still considered to be a watershed development in the field of maritime law. It emphasized the prohibition on unilateral exploitation of deep seabed by developing countries and to hold it … Read more
  • SOUTH CHINA SEA: CHINA’S INROAD TO GLOBAL DIPLOMACY
    Debby Jain* Abstract China’s historical claim over South China Sea as opposed to legitimate claims of its maritime adversaries has opened a Pandora’s Box of infinite problems. Escalating over years, the row has come to witness participation from western countries, notably, the US, leading to a struggle for political hegemony … Read more
  • REFUGEES AT SEA: NEW DIMENSIONS TO MARITIME SEARCH & RESCUE
    Disha Verma* Abstract Amidst the biggest refugee crisis in the world, each State shares a common responsibility towards vulnerable families fleeing persecution. These families have often ventured out in search of safe temporary asylum, on-foot and at sea. While terrestrial refugees can be traced easily and therefore protected wherever they … Read more
  • IS SHIPBREAKING ALONG INDIAN COASTS REALLY GREEN? A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF INDIAN DOMESTIC LAWS IN LIGHT OF INTERNATIONAL LAW
    Ananya Sharma* Abstract This essay shall examine the process of Shipbreaking in India in light and context of the major domestic and international legislations governing the process. The problem of environmental damage caused by Shipbreaking along the Alang-Sosiya Coast is a cause of major concern and the lack of proper … Read more
  • Enforceability of UNCLOS in international Maritime Law
    Authored by Nimisha Shrivastava and Toshika Soni ENFORCEMENT OF UNCLOS, 1982 United Nations Convention on laws of Sea (hereinafter UNCLOS), 1982 is a convention which not only seeks answers to the ethical question of ‘Common Heritage of mankind’ but also addresses practical questions related to marine security and legal rights … Read more
  • MARITIME LIEN
    Authored by Rishabh Tiwari and Shashank Chaturvedi A maritime lien is often described as “the barnacle” attaching to a ship’s hull. This description is due to the fact that a maritime lien in respect of a particular ship, travels with that ship, irrespective of whether or not that ship changes … Read more
  • WAR, TERROR AND THE HIGH SEAS
    Authored by Anamika and Avni Sharma Abstract Terrorism has had a drastic impact in today’s world, primarily after the 9/11 attacks in New York in 2001. It has taken shape and sizes that one could not fathom and has not left one arena where it does not exist. Maritime Terrorism … Read more
  • BILL OF LADING
    Authored by Divyansh Nayar and Sandeep Golani What is a bill of lading? To an average citizen the query suggests a printed form, bearing more or less illegible pencil scrawls, which is thrust at him by a preoccupied freight clerk in exchange for his package.[1] In other words, simply put … Read more
  • INCORPORATION BY REFERENCE AND THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS
    Authored by Amit Chawla and Kartikey Bhalotia Introdution Disputes in International Maritime Arbitration can be categorized broadly in two types – Contractual (Sale or use of cargo or ship, carriage of goods etc.) and Non-Contractual (Maritime rescue or collisions etc.).[1]Though the issue of incorporation arises in contractual disputes, arbitration agreement … Read more
  • HISTORY AND BACKGROUND OF MARITIME LAW IN INDIA
    Authored by Vidhi Tiwari and Suman Setty Genesis of Indian Maritime Law The present Maritime Laws prevailing in India had mainly evolved during the colonial times under the influence of English legislations. Statutes such as Admiralty Offences (Colonial) Act, 1849, the Inland Steam-vessels Act, 1917; the Coasting Vessels Act, 1838; … Read more
  • INTRODUCTION TO MARITIME LAW IN INDIA
    Authored by Vidhi Tiwari and Suman Setty When it comes to Maritime law, India has witnessed development through a glorious history and customs. The roots of Indian Maritime law are deeper in time for it established trade through sea-route with Asia and Middle East way before European claims of having … Read more
  • PANEL DISCUSSION ON MARITIME LAW
    The 6th NLUO – Bose & Mitra & Co. International Maritime Arbitration Moot Court Competition, 2019 (IMAM) was followed by the 1st Panel Discussion hosted by the Centre for Maritime Law, NLUO. The theme of the discussion was Emerging Regime of Maritime Law in India. The discussion was preceded with … Read more
  • 1ST NLUO – GANESH & CO. NATIONAL MARITIME LAW ESSAY WRITING COMPETITION, 2019
    The Centre for Maritime Law, NLUO in collaboration with Ganesh & Co, Mumbai takes immense pleasure to announce the 1st NLUO – Ganesh & Co. National Maritime Law Essay Writing Competition, 2019. This competition bestows to act as a perfect opportunity for students to nurture their research and writing skills … Read more
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