Summary: Owing to the new constitutional system of the
Republic of Croatia it was necessary to develop and systematically
elaborate modern Croatian maritime law on the basis of former legislative
solutions and the principles of the existing international conventions.
Therefore, it was particularly important to research into the ways of
adoption and implementation of relevant international conventions in the
EC states. At present, research on some specific subjects has been
programmed, such as safety at sea, general limitation of the shipowner's
liability, maritime liens (i.e. an analysis of the International
Convention on Maritime Liens and Mortgages, 1993), the problem of salvage,
and tort liability for pollution by noxious matter from ships. Many
modern solutions in the new Maritime Code of the Republic of Croatia,
which are yet to be evaluated and approved of in practice, will require
intensive and systematic research.
Keywords: contemporary Croatian maritime law, application of the relevant international conventions, study of the development of maritime law in the European Community
Research goals: The new constitutional system of the Republic
of Croatia necessitated new codification in the domain of maritime law.
On the basis of laws and by-laws formerly in force and the principles of
the relevant international conventions, it was necessary to develop and
systematically elaborate new (modern) Croatian maritime law. In this, it
was essential to research into the ways of adoption and implementation of
relevant international conventions in the EC states. The present aim of
our research is to make an in-depth analysis of the Maritime Code of the
Republic of Croatia. The research results will be a significant
contribution to the stimulation and furtherance of the commitment of
Croatia to the Adriatic. Other information about the project.