• Welcome to CMI

    We are a non-governmental not-for-profit international organization established in Antwerp in 1897, the object of which is to contribute by all appropriate means and activities to the unification of maritime law in all its aspects.

  • About CMI

    The CMI holds a Conference every 3 – 4 years at which the work of International Working Groups and/or International Sub-Committees is debated and, if appropriate, concluded with a resolution at the plenary session at the end of the Conference.

  • New York Conference

    The last CMI Conference took place in New York from 3-6 May 2016. For more information regarding this and previous events, please click Recent Meetings on the box on the right side of the page. To view audiovisual recordings of the 2015 Istanbul Colloquium and the 2014 Hamburg Conference, please go to the CMI Video Library by clicking on the box on the right.

 

Announcements & Events

The 2015 CMI Yearbook is now available digitally on our website, to download or view online, please click here

For all information regarding the 42nd CMI International Conference that was held in New York City from 3 to 6 May 2016, please visit the Conference website  www.cmi2016newyork.org


CMI/NMLA Events

  • CMI General Assembly Meeting in Genoa - 7-8 September 2017.  For more information, please click  Read more... 

 

Past CMI Events

For past CMI events go to Recent Meetings.

OTHER Events

  • 10th IFLOS Summer Academy at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in Hamburg from 24 July to 19 August, 2016. For more info regarding the Summer Academy, please click Read more...
  • 9th International Conference of Maritime Law, Piraeus, 13-15 October 2016.
    Organized by the Piraeus Bar Association, the Conference will deal with Maritime Safety and Security and the legal implications relating to ship, cargo and the human element.
    More information and the full Program will be posted in the Conference website

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Article about the CMI published in the BIMCO Bulletin
  • IMLI: CMI Former President, Patrick Griggs, receives the title of Doctor of International Maritime Law Honoris Causa
  • Appointment of Vice-President Johanne Gauthier as Justice of the Federal Court of Appeal in Canada
  • At the Graduation Ceremony on 5 May of the IMO International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI), the CMI was given an Award for its work towards the unification of maritime law

Documents of interest

  • Report to the CMI on selected recent developments in European Union Maritime Law by Dr. Vincent J. G. Power
  • Eulogy for Richard Shaw by Patrick Griggs CBE, 28 October 2013
  • Speech in memorium of Emeritus Professor Anthony M. Antapassis by Giorgio Berlingieri, at the 8th International Conference of Maritime Law - Piraeus 10-12 October 2013 
  • Article by Karl Johan-Gombrii: CMI - Champion of the unification of maritime law
  • "A new liability and compensation regime for Passenger Ships" by Patrick Griggs
  • Appointment of Prof. Luis Cova Arria as President of Venezuelan's Academy of Political and Social Science
  • Paper delivered by Patrick Griggs CBE at 100 Session of IMO legal Committee, 18 April 2013
  • Paper delivered by Mans Jacobsson CBE at 100 Session of IMO legal Committee, 18 April 2013
  • Promoting Maritime Treaty Ratification
  • One Hundredth Session of the IMO Legal Committee
  • Report by Polly Davis, Ince and Co: News from IOPC Fund Meetings 22-24 April 2013




 

About CMI



The CMI holds a Conference every 3 – 4 years at which the work of International Working Groups and/or International Sub-Committees is debated and, if appropriate, concluded with a resolution at the plenary session at the end of the Conference.

In between the Conferences, Colloquia and Symposia are sometimes organised by National Maritime Law Association in conjunction with the CMI. In years when there is such a meeting, the annual Assembly of the CMI will be organised in conjunction therewith and otherwise as a separate event.

CMI History



The Comite Maritime International (CMI) was formally established in 1897. It is a non-governmental not-for-profit international organisation established in Antwerp, the object of which is to contribute by all appropriate means and activities to the unification of maritime law in all its aspects.