The name of this organization is the “Comité Maritime International.” It is 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.
To this end it shall promote the establishment of national associations of maritime law and shall co-operate with other international organizations.
The Comite Maritime International is incorporated in Belgium as an Association Internationale sans but lucratif (AISBL) l Internationale Vereniging zonder Winstoogmerk (IVZW) under the Belgian Act of 27 June 1921 as later amended. It has been granted juridical personality by Royal Decree of 9 November 2003. Its statutory seat is at Ernest Van Dijckkaai 8, 2000 Antwerpen. Its statutory seat maybe changed within Belgium by decision of the Executive Council.