• Welcome to CMI

    We are a non-governmental not-for-profit international organization established in Antwerp in 1897, the object of which is to contribute by all appropriate means and activities to the unification of maritime law in all its aspects.

  • About CMI

    The CMI holds a Conference every 3 – 4 years at which the work of International Working Groups and/or International Sub-Committees is debated and, if appropriate, concluded with a resolution at the plenary session at the end of the Conference.

  • New York Conference

    The last CMI Conference took place in New York from 3-6 May 2016. For more information regarding this and previous events, please click Recent Meetings on the box on the right side of the page. To view audiovisual recordings of the 2015 Istanbul Colloquium and the 2014 Hamburg Conference, please go to the CMI Video Library by clicking on the box on the right.

 

Announcements & Events

CMI Newsletter 3/2016 is now available on our website. Please click here to view directly.

For all information regarding the 42nd CMI International Conference held in New York City from 3 to 6 May 2016, please visit the Conference website  www.cmi2016newyork.org


CMI/NMLA EVENTS

OTHER EVENTS

 

Keep an eye on www.cmi2017genoa.org to stay informed about the next CMI General Assembly Meeting 7-8 September 2017 in Genoa. For more information, please click Read more...

 

The Spanish Law Associations (AEDM) organizes a National Congress about the Current problems in maritime legislation and litigation.  It takes place in Auditorio Uriá Menédez, Madrid on 15-16 June 2017.  Please click here for the program. 

 

 

The Malta Maritime Law Association recently organized a Seminar on Developing Trends in Ship Finance. Dr Ann Fenech gave an introduction to the topic and explained the work of the CMI IWG on Ship Finance Security Practices, which she is the Chairman of. Dr Ivan Vella spoke about Traditional Ship Finance, while Dr Nicholas Valenzia looked into New Sources of Ship Finance. Dr Caroline Risiott and Dr Jan Rossi addressed Legislative Developments reflecting recent Trends in Ship Finance and Dr Adrian Attard described Current Enforcement and New Challenges. The seminar was held on 15 March 2017 at the Chamber of Commerce in Valletta, Malta. The presentations can be downloaded from the MMLA website under http://www.mmla.org.mt/seminar-ship-finance/


 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

DOCUMENTS OF INTEREST

 

Ann Fenech, an Executive Councillor of CMI presenting the CMI Prize to Miss Maria Fernanda Campos Lopes Soares from Brazil, at the graduation ceremony of the International Maritime Law Institute in Malta held on Saturday 29th May.  As a winner of the CMI Prize, Miss Campos Lopes Soares will be invited to address the young CMI delegates at the CMI meeting next year.   The CMI Prize is funded by the CMI Charitable Trust. 

Maritime lawyer Dr. Frank Wiswall receives 2015 International Maritime Prize. For more information,  go to Announcements

Article about the CMI published in the BIMCO Bulletin

IMLI: CMI Former President, Patrick Griggs, receives the title of Doctor of International Maritime Law Honoris Causa

Appointment of Vice-President Johanne Gauthier as Justice of the Federal Court of Appeal in Canada

At the Graduation Ceremony on 5 May of the IMO International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI), the CMI was given an Award for its work towards the unification of maritime law Read more...

 

 

Report to the CMI on selected recent developments in European Union Maritime Law by Dr. Vincent J. G. Power

Eulogy for Richard Shaw by Patrick Griggs CBE, 28 October 2013

Speech in memorium of Emeritus Professor Anthony M. Antapassis by Giorgio Berlingieri, at the 8th International Conference of Maritime Law - Piraeus 10-12 October 2013

Article by Karl Johan-Gombrii: CMI - Champion of the unification of maritime law

"A new liability and compensation regime for Passenger Ships" by Patrick Griggs

Appointment of Prof. Luis Cova Arria as President of Venezuelan's Academy of Political and Social Science

Paper delivered by Patrick Griggs CBE at 100 Session of IMO legal Committee, 18 April 2013

Paper delivered by Mans Jacobsson CBE at 100 Session of IMO legal Committee, 18 April 2013

Promoting Maritime Treaty Ratification

One Hundredth Session of the IMO Legal Committee

Report by Polly Davis, Ince and Co: News from IOPC Fund Meetings 22-24 April 2013 Read more...


 

About CMI



The CMI holds a Conference every 3 – 4 years at which the work of International Working Groups and/or International Sub-Committees is debated and, if appropriate, concluded with a resolution at the plenary session at the end of the Conference.

In between the Conferences, Colloquia and Symposia are sometimes organised by National Maritime Law Association in conjunction with the CMI. In years when there is such a meeting, the annual Assembly of the CMI will be organised in conjunction therewith and otherwise as a separate event.

CMI History



The Comite Maritime International (CMI) was formally established in 1897. It is a non-governmental not-for-profit international organisation established in Antwerp, the object of which is to contribute by all appropriate means and activities to the unification of maritime law in all its aspects.