The Eighth Cadwallader Annual Memorial Lecture
4th October 2005
The Extra Territorial Jurisdication in Criminalisation Cases:
Sovereign Rights In Legislation and New Risks for the Shipping Industry.
This event is a follow up from last year’s event which focused on the criminalisation of seafarers. Since then, further developments in criminalisation have prompted the Centre to focus this year on corporate criminalisation as proposed by both the Corporate Manslaughter Bill (UK) and the EC Directive and the Framework Decision for ship-source pollution, which were adopted by the Council of Ministers on 12th July. The European Arrest Warrant (EAW), which has recently been implemented in member states, poses a further challenge to the shipping industry. These developments have serious implications not only upon seafarers but also upon corporate bodies such as shipowners, ship operators, charterers, salvors, Classification Societies and shipbuilders. Important issues to be discussed will include:
* Corporate Manslaughter (the New UK Bill) Changes made by the amended Directive and the Framework Decision
* Sovereign Rights in legislation of member states under UNCLOS and MARPOL and how these will be affected by the Directive
* The shipowners’ perspective
Lord Hoffman will lead the panel of well-known and distinguished guest speakers whose remit it will be to discuss the most poignant aspects of these issues are:
The Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Clarke – Master of the Rolls (designate)
Mr. Fotis Karamitsos, Director General Maritime Transport, European Commission
Dr Thomas Mensah – formerly a Judge of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
Mr Epaminondas Embiricos – Chairman – Greek Shipping Co-operation Committee.
Venue: Lloyd’s of London, 1 Lime Street, London, EC3
The attendance by all sectors of the industry and participation in a constructive debate with the distinguished panel will contribute to making further strides in the reform of criminalisation laws.
Dr. Aleka Mandaraka-Sheppard
Founding Director, LSLC