NSC Set to Hold 17th International Maritime Seminar for Judges


By Innocent Orok

The Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy in collaboration with the National Judicial Institute (NJI) is set to host the 17th edition of the International Maritime Seminar for Judges under the distinguished chairmanship of Senator George Akume, KSJI, fnim, Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

The forthcoming event, which is a must attend for stakeholders, will take place at the Abuja Continental Hotel (formerly Abuja Sheraton Hotel), Ladi Kwali Centre from Tuesday 9th – Thursday 11th July, 2024, at 9:00am – 5:00pm daily.

According to a press statement from Rebecca Adamu, Assistant Director,
Public Relations Unit of the NSC, the objective of the seminar is to update the knowledge of participants Justices, Judges, In-house counsel, legal practitioners, captains of industry etc. with the knowledge on contemporary issues and developments in International Maritime Law and Admiralty practice, as it impacts Nigeria and the West African Sub-region.

An array of eminent jurists, erudite scholars and seasoned Maritime/Legal practitioners from the judiciary and foreign experts will deliver papers aimed at addressing several burning and complex issues bedevilling the maritime industry such as: Legal issues in Nigerian Seaports Trade Facilitation.Shipping in the Age of Innovation and Climate Change: The Role of Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Vessels and Decarbonisation.
ADR as an Effective Tool in the Resolution of Maritime Disputes: Current Development and Matters Arising. Admiralty Jurisdiction Procedure Rules 2023 and Matters Arising – An Appellate Perspective to Admiralty Jurisdiction in Nigeria Maritime Law in 2024.

The Executive Governor of Nasarawa State, Engr. Abdullahi A. Sule is the Special Guest of Honour, while the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, GCON, is the Chief Host and Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, H.E Adegboyega Oyetola, CON will be the host at the occasion.

Distinguished dignitaries expected at the occasion also include the Chief Justices of The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, along with some Justices / Judges of their respective judiciaries.

Other participants at the seminar include Justices of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and Judges of the Federal and State High Courts, Legal Advisers, in-house Counsel, Legal and Maritime Practitioners as well as industry stakeholders.


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