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Lawtext is based in Oxfordshire and has a growing list of specialist journals, law reports and books. These provide a range of information services for lawyers, researchers and advisors practising in the following areas

Our peer-reviewed journals provide a mix of opinion, analysis and commentary with updates of recent cases and regulatory developments. Each title reviews and analyses legal developments within its sector with particular emphasis on forthcoming changes at national, EU and international levels.

Focus is placed on the complex interplay between commercial realities and the current legal regimes, enabling advisors/readers to be aware of new potential liabilities and risks and the influence of court decisions from across the world.

Current Subscribers to Journal of International Maritime Law
If you have not received your copy via postal services the issue is available as a pdf via our web page please email ltp@lawtext.com for password details.   

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”


The Contaminated Blood Scandal

In the 1970s and 1980s, thousands of people with haemophilia were infected with Hepatitis C and the HIV virus after receiving contaminated blood products through the NHS. Patients were given products that had been imported from the United States, where paid donors included individuals from high-risk groups. A public inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal commenced in April 2019, and is expected to hear evidence from affected patients, families, healthcare professionals and other experts.

The Editors of Contemporary Issues in Law invite submissions that explore the topic of the contaminated blood inquiry. These can draw on any related legal or ethical aspect (for example, criminal negligence, compensation, liability).

Papers should be 8,000-10,000 words (including footnotes)

Submission deadline: Ongoing

Submissions should be emailed to cil@lawtext.com