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COMPARATIVE

MARITIME LAW

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By prof. Hassania Cherkaoui

With the contribution of :
Algeria, Germany, Australia, Centreafrica, China, United Arab Emirates,
Spain, United States of America, France, Greece, Italy, Japan, Mexico,
Norway, United Kingdom, Singapore, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine

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Prof. Hassania CHERKAOUI

Honorary Professor at the Law Faculty of Casablanca

After high school, Prof. Hassania CHERKAOUI enrolled at Paris University for licensing in English; then completed her studies by enrolling at the Law Faculty of Casablanca where she earned a LL.M in private law, a postgraduate thesis and a PhD in private law (1986). Prof. CHERKAOUI furthered her education by spending time with an English law firm and in the USA at Boston University.

In 1982, she joined the Faculty of Law as assistant professor (4 years), lecturer (4 years) and professor (26 years) where she has taught international maritime and aviation law, commercial law and civil law.

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Comparative Maritime Law

It is maritime trade that makes the world go round; it was ever thus.

In the early days of seaborne trade, customs developed to regulate the relationship between the parties to a maritime adventure. These customs were ultimately recorded and implemented as regulations or laws. Inevitably these laws developed in different directions in different countriesleading to uncertainty and confusion. Tremendous strides have been made in unifying maritime laws through international conventions but, because compliance with these conventions is not mandatory, significant differences between coastal states remain. A proper understanding of the conventions and national laws is therefore essential.

Professor Hassania Cherkaoui skillfully pilots us through this sea of uncertainty by comparing the maritime laws of her own country, Morocco, with those applicable in other civil as well as common law jurisdictions. Her authoritative analysis will undoubtedly prove most useful to both academics and practitioners.

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