Decision making and the Legal Committee of the International Maritime Organization

Gaskell, Nick (2003) Decision making and the Legal Committee of the International Maritime Organization. International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, 18 2: 155-214. doi:10.1163/157180803100380429


Author Gaskell, Nick
Title Decision making and the Legal Committee of the International Maritime Organization
Journal name International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0927-3522
1571-8085
Publication date 2003-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1163/157180803100380429
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 18
Issue 2
Start page 155
End page 214
Total pages 60
Place of publication Leiden, Netherlands
Publisher Brill
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This article considers the decision making process in the Legal Committee of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), one of the UN Special Agencies, and in diplomatic conferences convened to finalise the work of the Committee. It examines a number of legal instruments (such as the 1989 Salvage Convention, the HNS Convention 1996, the Arrest Convention 1999, Bunker Pollution Convention 2001 and the Athens Convention 2002) to see how proposals are introduced and drafted. In particular, it provides observations on the process of negotiation and the influences which states, NGOs and individuals can exert in order to achieve drafting progress. All international organisations have their own culture, which is not always evident to ``outsiders'', and so the article tries to give a flavour of the IMO culture and the use that can be made of its travaux préparatoires.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: TC Beirne School of Law Publications
 
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