Uniform seaborne cargo regimes - a historical review

Zhao, Lijun (2015) Uniform seaborne cargo regimes - a historical review. The Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce, 46 (2). pp. 133-170. ISSN 0022-2410

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After examining the attempts to unify the international seaborne cargo regime and the background to these attempts over the past one hundred years, the article finds that a repetition of the current mode of negotiating static conventions will not unify this regime. Moreover, from the four perspectives of stages, forums, participants and rules, the attempts to unify the international sea cargo regime in the past century have been categorised into four stages and become transnational. Active participants have been shifted from private entrepreneurs to government delegates. The shifting also occurred as to negotiating forums. In particular, the United Nations (UN) is merely one of involved negotiating forums in the process of legal uniformity. Therefore, negotiators should stop imitating the current approach to unify seaborne cargo regimes and pause to work out a dynamic form of self-evolving legal regime, and future effective negotiations are likely to involve other organizations in, in addition to the UN.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Law and Politics
Item ID: 14686
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Depositing User: Liz Lijun Zhao
Date Deposited: 05 May 2015 08:32
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2019 18:31
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/14686

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