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About The Maritime Law Association of the United States

In 2007 the Foundation established an annual Summer Academy at the seat of the Tribunal. The Summer Academy is a centre of excellence for studies of both international law of the sea and maritime law. It brings together a prestigious faculty from among the judges of the Tribunal, professors and professionals from the maritime field with a dedicated group of highly-motivated participants from around the world. The seventh session of the Summer Academy will be held from 21 July to 16 August 2013.

International Maritime Organization

The International Maritime organization (IMO), formerly named the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO), is an agency of the United Nations headquartered in London. Originally formed in 1948, its purpose is to provide a forum for cooperation among governments with respect to governmental regulation of international shipping. www.imo.org

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), another agency of the United Nations, was formed in 1965 and is headquartered in Geneva. Its purpose is to promote international trade, especially among emerging nations. www.unctad.org

Comite maritime International

The Comité Maritime International (CMI) is an organization of over 40 national maritime law associations that was originally established in 1897 in Antwerp as a committee of the International Law Association. It has been instrumental in the preparation and adoption of numerous important international maritime. www.comitemaritime.org

Committee on Arbitration and ADR

Reviews current developments in arbitration and mediation in the United States and abroad; analyzes the effect of domestic legislation and international law on arbitration practice; encourages increased utilization of alternative dispute resolution methods in maritime contexts; has proposed mediation guidelines; maintains a close rel