To celebrate 25 years since the first students began studying at the International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) in Malta, IMO hosted an anniversary celebration on Monday 28 April 2014.
Eminent speakers provided an overview of the origins, development, successes and future aspirations of IMLI. The programme can be downloaded on the right.
The IMO International Maritime Law Institute is an international centre for the training of specialists in maritime law.
IMLI was founded in 1988 and the first students enrolled at the Institution in 1989.
IMLI was established by IMO to help ensure that sufficient maritime law experts, with appropriate knowledge and skills, would be available, especially within developing countries, to assist in the implementation and enforcement of international maritime law and, more particularly, the vast body of rules and regulations developed under the aegis of the Organization.
The institute also contributes to the development and dissemination of knowledge and expertise in international maritime law, with special reference to the international regulations and procedures for safety and efficiency of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution.