The International Maritime Committee is a non-governmental organization that aims to promote by all appropriate means and activities the unification of maritime and commercial law, as well as maritime customs and practices.Da long time ago, back in 1888, the Scandinavian countries put forward a proposal to create an International Maritime Bureau in order to solve problems of technical seaworthiness, to consider the problems of operational safety of navigation.
In 1897, at the initiative of the Association of International Law, in order to promote the unification of the norms of maritime and commercial law, maritime customs and practices, an international non-governmental organization was founded - the International Maritime Committee (Comité Maritime International) CMI, which dealt with the topics of maritime law. The Organization carried out unification by drafting international agreements, developing uniform norms of national legislation, studying and generalizing customs and practices of their application, encouraging the creation of a national association for the law of the sea in various countries. 48 maritime law associations are members of this organization.
According to the rules of the MMK, only one association in the country (unless the Assembly decides otherwise), if its goals correspond to the goals of the committee, and its members (any individuals and legal entities) are connected in their activities with the sea and trade or are specialists in maritime law and merchant shipping, can become a member of the International Maritime Committee. If there is no national association in the country and if any organization of this country nominates itself as a member of the International Maritime Committee, the Assembly may agree to such membership after it is satisfied that the goals, or one of the goals pursued by this organization, is the unification of maritime and commercial law, as well as maritime customs and practices.
Only individual members of the association, which nominates them for honorary election, can be full members of the MMK. Temporary members are citizens of States that do not have their own associations, admitted to the session of the MMK Assembly without the right to vote. The organs of the International Maritime Committee are the Assembly, the Executive and Administrative Councils, and the President. The Assembly consists of all members of the Committee and members of the Executive Board.
The MMK Charter provides for the formation of subsidiary bodies, subcommittees and working groups. MMK maintains close contacts with other organizations in the field of international maritime law (UNCTAD, UNCITRAL, IOMC, UNIDROIT), has consultative status with IMO, is engaged in the development of norms of private international maritime law.
The International Maritime Committee has prepared more than 30 draft conventions, 16 of which were adopted at international conferences, among them in particular:
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In recent years, the organization has been developing draft conventions on maritime insurance, reservations on bills of lading, on maritime arbitration, the legal status of terminals, ships in foreign ports, registration of ships, problems of accelerating the ratification of conventions by States.
The organization also publishes collections of international conventions on the law of the sea, documents of the International Maritime Committee and other reference literature.
The headquarters of this organization is located in Antwerp (Belgium).Officialorganization's website https://comitemaritime.org.
The decision to establish a public organization in Russia, the Association of International Maritime Law, was made in 1968 by the supreme leadership of the USSR.
In December 1968, the Founding Meeting of the Association, an independent public organization of lawyers dealing with the problems of maritime law, was held in Moscow. The initiators of the Association were Soviet lawyers and international figures.
In 1969, the Association was admitted to the International Maritime Committee (IMC), an international non–governmental organization that unites maritime law associations from many countries of the world since 1897 and played a significant role in the development of international maritime law at that time.
The members of the Association are specialists of shipping companies, ports, law firms, scientists, teachers and graduate students of universities and research institutes, employees of federal executive authorities of Russia: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Science, Ministry of Defense, Rosrybolovstvo, Ministry of Natural Resources, etc.
During its existence, the Association has firmly taken its place in public and scientific life, is recognized as a community of qualified specialists in the field of maritime law, enjoys well-deserved authority not only in the country but also abroad.
Members of the Association took an active part in the development of very important drafts of legislative and other regulatory legal acts: the Law of the Russian Federation "On the State Border of the Russian Federation", Federal Laws: "On the Continental Shelf of the Russian Federation" in 1995, "On Internal Waters, Territorial Sea and Adjacent Zone of the Russian Federation" in 1998, "On Exclusive Economic Zone of the Russian Federation" 1998, "On Seaports of the Russian Federation and on Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation" 2007; Code of Merchant Shipping of the Russian Federation 1999, Members of the Association also participated in the preparation of comments to these legal acts.Unfortunately, Russia's membership in MMK has been suspended since 2017.
|Argentina||Argentine association of maritime law||www.aadm.org.ar|
|Australia and New Zealand||The maritime law association of australia and new zealand||www.mlaanz.org|
|Belgium||Association belge de droit maritime Belgian Association for the law of the sea||www.bvz-abdm.be|
|Brazil||Brazilian Association of maritime law||www.abdm.org.br|
|Cameroon||Cameroonian maritime law association||www.acdm.org|
|Canada||Canadian maritime law association||www.cmla.org|
|Chile||Chilean association of maritime law||www.achdm.cl|
|China||China maritime law association||www.cmla.org.cn|
|Colombia||Colombian association of maritime law - "acoldemar”||www.acoldemar.org|
|Congo||Congolese maritime law association||www.acodm.org|
|Croatia||Croatian Maritime Law Society||www.hdpp.hr|
|Democratic People's Republic of Korea||Maritime law association, dpr korea||www.silibank.net.kp|
|East Africa||The eastern africa maritime law association||www.eamla.org|
|Ecuador||Asociacion ecuatoriana de derecho maritimo "asedmar”||www.apolo.ec|
|Finland||Finnish law of the sea Association finlands sjörättsföreningfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|France||French association of maritime law||www.afdm.asso.fr|
|Germany||German Association for International Maritime Law||www.reederverband.de|
|Greece||Hellenic maritime law association||www.timagenislaw.com|
|Hong Kong||Hong kong maritime law association||www.hkmla.org|
|India||Indian maritime law association||www.indianmaritimelawassociation.com|
|Indonesia||Indonesian maritime law association (imla)||www.indonesianmla.com|
|Irish||Irish maritime law association||www.irishmaritimelaw.ie|
|Israel||Israel Maritime Law Association||www.friedman.co.il|
|Italy||Italian Association of maritime law||www.aidim.org|
|Japan||The japanese maritime law association||www.jmla.jp|
|Malaysia||International malaysian society of maritime law||www.imsml.org|
|Malta||Malta maritime law association||www.mmla.org.mt|
|Mexico||Mexican Association of maritime law, a.c.||www.meloandmelo.com|
|Netherlands||Dutch Association for transport law||www.vervoerrecht.nl|
|Nigeria||Nigerian maritime law association||www.nmlaonline.org|
|Norway||The Norwegian Maritime Law Association||www.sjorettsforeningen.no|
|Panama hat||Panamanian association of maritime law||www.apademar.com|
|Peru||Association?peruvian school of maritime law||www.vyalaw.com.pe|
|Philippines||Maritime law association of the philippines (marlaw)||www.marlawph.com|
|Poland||Polish Association of maritime law||www.pmla.org.pl|
|Republic of Korea||Korea maritime law association||www.kormla.or.kr|
|Romania||Romanian maritime law association||www.maritimelaw.ro|
|Senegal||Senegalese Association of maritime activities law (asdam)||www.fplegal.sn|
|Singapore||The maritime law association of singapore||www.mlas.org.sg|
|Slovenia||Family for maritime law of Slovenia||www.dpps-mlas.si|
|South Africa||The maritime law association of the republic of south africa||www.mlasa.co.za|
|Spain||Spanish association of maritime law||www.aedm.es|
|Sweden||Swedish Maritime Law Association||www.svenskasjorattsforeningen.se|
|Switzerland||Association suisse de droit maritime Swiss Association for the Law of the Sea||www.swissmla.ch|
|Tanzania||Maritime law association of email@example.com|
|Turkey||Maritime law firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ukraine||Ukrainian maritime bar association||www.umba.org.ua|
|United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland||United kingdom of great britain and northern ireland||www.bmla.org.uk|
|Uruguay||Uruguayan association of maritime law||www.audm.com.uy|
|United States of America||The maritime law association of the united states||www.mlaus.org|
|Venezuela||Venezuelan association of maritime law||www.avdm-cmi.com|
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