Admiralty Law and Marine Insurance

Among the relevant international legal instruments adopted under the auspices of UNCTAD are international conventions dealing with the Enforcement of Maritime Claims (International Convention on Maritime Liens and Mortgages 1993, which entered into force in 2004, and the International Convention on Arrest of Ships 1999, which entered into force in 2011).

Research and analytical work has, in the past, focused particularly on Marine Insurance and General Average. More recently, research and analysis focuses particularly on Ship-Source Pollution, the relevant liability and compensation framework, conservation and sustainable use of the oceans and their resources, including marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction, as well as related issues.