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Department of Maritime and Transport Law


Head: Professor Dorotea Ćorić,  Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor Iva Tuhtan Grgić, Ph.D.

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The Department of Maritime and Transport Law was established in 1995 with the aim of conducting studies, analyses, research and professional projects, providing expert opinions, organizing round tables, seminars and other events covering maritime and transport law topics. The first Head of the Department was Professor Vinko Hlača, and all former members of the Chair for Maritime and Transport Law have participated in its work: Professor Gordan Stanković, Professor Dorotea Ćorić, Assistant Professor Sandra Debeljak Rukavina, Assistant Professor Marija Pospišil Miler and Assistant Professor Iva Tuhtan Grgić.
The present Head of the Department is Professor Dorotea Ćorić and its member Assistant Professor Iva Tuhtan Grgic.

Members of the Department are regularly involved in various professional and scientific  research  projects. During the last three years they have participated in the research project titled Developing a Modern Legal and Insurance Regime for Croatian Marinas - Enhancing Competitiveness, Safety, Security and Marine Environmental Standards - DELICROMAR,  a project financed by the Croatian Science Foundation.
In addition to scientific and research work, the Department also develops cooperation with national and international organizations and associations important for the development of maritime and transport regulations and standards (Croatian Association for Maritime Law, Croatian Association for Transport Law, Committee Maritime International). Members of the Department regularly attend the annual Adriatic Maritime Law Conference organized by three national maritime associations (Italian, Slovenian and Croatian) in order to discuss recent trends in the field of maritime law.
For many years the Department has been successfully collaborating with the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure in drafting Croatian maritime legislation. Members of the Department were hence involved in the Expert Working Groups for drafting the 1994 Maritime Code, the 2004 Maritime Code and its amendments, as well as for the revision of the Maritime Domain and Seaport Act. In addition to the participation in drafting national maritime legislation, the Department runs consultancy activities relating to the adoption of the relevant international maritime and transport unification instruments.
In 2018 the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure awarded a special recognition to Professor Ćorić for her contribution to the development of the Croatian maritime legislation.
With the aim of promoting science and informing the general public about the news in the field of maritime and transport law, the members of the Department successfully collaborate with  Croatian Maritime Law Association, Croatian Transport Law Association, Croatian Captain Associations, Maritime Domain Portal and others. Equally important is the collaboration with the Croatian Institute of Public Health – the Department of Occupational Health relating to medical fitness examinations for seafarers.