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Journal of International Maritime Law - Volume 26 Issue 4 - 2020
Unmanned vessels and regulatory concerns
Marel Katsivela Associate Professor, University of Ottawa
A legal framework to govern the operation of MASS (maritime autonomous surface ships) is urgently needed – many questions are as yet unanswered by existing international legislation.
The legal right of seafarers to health protection measures during the Covid-19 pandemic
Zoumpoulia Amaxilati School of Law, Swansea University
Is the law adequate to secure the necessary health protection measures for seafarers? A look at English private law principles as they apply to the maritime labour context
Oceans as spaceports: state jurisdiction and responsibility for space launch projects at sea
Alla Pozdnakova Law Faculty, University of Oslo
Sea-based launches of satellites may pose security and environmental concerns for states – is UNCLOS adequate and does it conflict with the Outer space Treaty?
Plus a book review of Arnould Law of Marine Insurance and Average plus Second Cumulative Supplement (2020)
Emeritus Professor Rhidian Thomas
“Indispensible” – “treatise of the foremost rank” – "crystal clear text illustrates the professionalism and expertise of the editors”
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