2nd Adriatic Maritime Law Conference

25 May , 2017 - 27 May , 2017
Venue: Opatija (Croatia)

The three national associations of maritime law (Italian, Slovenian and Croatian) are organizing the 2nd Adriatic Maritime Law Conference, which will take place in Opatija, Croatia from May 25 to May 27 of this year.

The first part of the conference will include presentations from speakers coming from various Adriatic coastal states (Italy, Slovenia, Albania and Croatia), to discuss recent trends of maritime law, and to have an update with regards to the main topics of the 1st AMLC (the regulation of seaports and legal framework for offshore activities). The second part of the conference will focus on a new common area, i.e. the legal regime of nautical tourism in the Adriatic coastal states.

The goal of the conference is to share opinions regarding unification of maritime law, which is also the main task of the member associations of the Comité Maritime International, and to develop activities of young members of our associations.

The Adriatic Maritime Law Conference has been included by the European Commission in the official list of events on the occasion of the European Maritime Day 2017 (EMD 2017 event across EU).

It is our special honor that Mr. sc. Maja Markovčić Kostelac, the State Secretary for Maritime Affairs of the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure will deliver a welcome address at the opening of the event. 

The report about the conference has been delivered on the website of the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure - available on the following link.

Project contribution:

The 2nd AMLC is co-organised by the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (Adriatic Institute) within the installation research project no. 11-2013- 3061 titled "Developing a Modern Legal and Insurance Regime for Croatian Marinas - Enhancing Competitiveness, Safety, Security and Marine Environmental Standards (DELICROMAR)", which is financed by the Croatian Science Foundation.The main topics of the Conference will encompass various legal aspects of nautical tourism because of its significance for the economy of the coastal states of the Adriatic and of other regions of Europe. That is why the EU supports nautical tourism trying to make it more accessible in various costal countries, which need harmonisation of the rules and practices for its regulation. 

The collaborators of the DELICROMAR project participated with 6 lectures covering the relevant topics dealing with the legal aspects of the ports of nautical tourism:

  1. Dr. Iva Tuhtan Grgić - Dr. Božena Bulum: The Regime of Concessions for the Nautical Tourism Ports in Croatia - Practical Problems and Harmonisation with the EU Law (download)

  2. Dr. Mišo Mudrić: The Legal Framework Relating to Security in the Ports of Nautical Tourism (download)

  3. Prof. dr. Ranka Petrinović - Prof. dr. Branka Milošević Pujo - Dr. Nikola Mandić: Safety of Navigation Standards in the Ports of Nautical Tourism with a Special Focus on the Maintenance of the Port Order (download)

  4. Dr. Adriana V. Padovan - Dr. Vesna Skorupan Wolff: The Effect of the Craft's Sinking on the Contractual Relationship of the Parties to the Contract of Berth and Custody of the Pleasure Craft (download)

  5. Dr. Marija Pijaca: Legal Relationship between Marina Operator and Charter Agency Arising from the Contract of Bert - Comparative Analysis (download)

  6. Prof. dr. Dorotea Ćorić: The Legal Regimeof Marine Pollution Prevention from the Vessels in Nautical Tourism (download)

Download the invitation letter here.

Download the programme here.

Download the application form here.