Other international institutions which provide valuable support to the Institute are the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Law Commission (ILC), the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds (IOPC).
The Institute has also established strong cooperation relations with leading academic institutions, including the Universities of Ankara, Harvard, London, Ljubljana, Malta, Oxford, Queen Mary, Rome “Tor Vergata”, the World Maritime University, and Yale. Further, IMLI has concluded successful cooperation agreements with reputable institutions in the field of international maritime institutions such as Ankara University Research Center of the Sea and Maritime Law (DEHUKAM, Ankara), the International Foundation for the Law of the Sea (Hamburg ), the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (London), the International Ocean Institute (Malta), the Academy of Legal Sciences (Zagreb), and the US Naval War College (Rhode Island).
Furthermore, the Institute maintains extensive links with the Comité Maritime International (CMI) and its national maritime law associations such as the French Maritime Law Association, the Malta Maritime Law Association, the Nigerian Maritime Law Association, the Slovenian Maritime Law Association, and the Spanish Maritime Law Association. CMI has for several years supported the Institute’s Distinguished Visiting Fellows Programme by sponsoring the visits of leading world experts who visit the Institute and lecture in the areas of shipping law and maritime legislation drafting. These visits provide students with practical examples of the application of the international instruments and the response of the maritime industry in furthering the goals of IMO for safe, clean and secure seas.
It is these links with national and international organizations which are the cornerstone of IMLI’s position as the foremost educational Institute in international maritime law and an important venue for professional development and networking.