Second Autonomous Shipping Conference – Public International Law Aspects

The UCL Autonomous Shipping Project is pleased to announce that it will be hosting, in collaboration with the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law of Swansea University), a Conference exploring the ‘Public International Law Aspects’ of the autonomous shipping revolution. It will take place on 6 April 2022.

This Conference follows from the success of the first Conference on ‘Liability and Contractual Issues’. The paper which Julian Clark presented at this event can be found here.

This second Conference will explore the complex public (international) law and technical issues surrounding the use of autonomous vessels at sea. This is significant because most international (shipping) conventions and domestic legislation have hitherto taken it for granted that all vessels have a master, officers, and crew on board.

The Speakers and Chairs at the ‘Public Law International Aspects’ Conference will be:

  • Dr Lia Amaxilati (IISTL, Swansea University)
  • Professor Simon Baughen (IISTL, Swansea University)
  • Dr Richard Caddell (Cardiff University)
  • Frederick Kenney (Director, Legal Affairs and External Relations Division, IMO)
  • Dr Youri van Logchem (IISTL, Swansea University)
  • Dr Melis Ozdel (UCL)
  • Cdr Caroline Tuckett RN (Naval Legal Services)
  • Tom Walters (Partner, HFW)

If you wish to book your place at the Conference or to find out more about it please click here.

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