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We look at the issues arising from the use of a ship to transport goods from buyer to seller when each is based in a separate legal system. We examine the contract of affreightment; the relevance of charter parties; the possibilities offered by Bills of Lading and analogous ‘documents’ (whether electronic or not). We consider the law concerning a cargo claim as it may involve the Hague Rules, the Hague-Visby Rules, the Hamburg Rules. We also evaluate the Rotterdam Rules. We consider international commercial dispute resolution of cargo claims by arbitration and litigation.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
The course will consist of the following topics:- 1) The contract of affreightment, 2) Charterparties – Demise Charterparties, Voyage Charterparties and Time Charterparties, 3) Bills of Lading – operation / legal issues (also a bit on Waybills) , 4) Comparing the mandatory rules provided by the Hague Rules, the Hague-Visby Rules and the Hamburg Rules, 5) The impact of the Rotterdam Rules, 6) International Commercial dispute resolution, Arbitration and Litigation.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
2x 2500 word essay 50% each
Resit: resubmission of failed elements
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|