Kenneth Keith

Judge Kenneth Keith is Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to legal education and law reform, Order of New Zealand. He was appointed to the International Court of Justice in November 2005 until he retired in February 2015. Previously he was Judge of the New Zealand Court of Appeal (1996-2003),…

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Ravi K. Mehrotra

Ravi K Mehrotra CBE, Founder and Executive Chairman of Foresight Ltd, London, is a major owner and manager of a variety of vessel types which over the years have included offshore drilling, reefer shipping, tankers and multi-purpose vessels. A marine engineer by training, he held various senior positions at the Shipping Corporation of India before…

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Thomas A. Mensah

Judge Thomas Mensah was appointed the first President of the International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) in 1996, and continues to serve as an ad hoc Judge of the Court. He was awarded the prestigious international maritime prize for 2012 for his significant contribution to the work and objectives of the International…

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Jean-Marc Schindler

Rear-Admiral (Maritime Affairs) Jean-Marc Schindler is former Head of the Marine Accident Investigation Office, France (BEAmer). He was at sea for several years onboard French Navy ships and has 25 years’ experience of maritime affairs administration, mainly in commanding positions. He was for five years a Professor at the World Maritime University, Malmo, Sweden. He…

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Hilton Staniland

Professor Staniland is Professor Emeritus at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, a Professor of Maritime Law at the University of Southampton, an Adjunct Professor at the World Maritime University and a Visiting Professor of Maritime Law at the University of Greenwich. Professor Staniland was formerly Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Chairman of the…

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Kuba Szymanski

Captain Kuba Szymanski is Secretary General of the International Ship Managers’ Association. Formerly, he was a Merchant Navy officer, including Ship’s Command, as well as a Marine, Safety and Quality Superintendent. He was also a tutor at the International Business School, Isle of Man, UK, where he taught management of change, risk management, organisational waste,…

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Leslie Tarantola

Leslie Tarantola is General Counsel of the Seafarers’ International Union of North America. She holds an LLM degree in Labour Law from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., and a JD degree from Rutgers School of Law, Newark, New Jersey. She was originally admitted to practise law in New York State in 1979 and has since been…

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