The Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has decided to award the International Maritime Prize for 2013 to Dr. José Eusebio Salgado y Salgado, Mexican academic and author of the Manual de Derecho Internacional Marítimo (Manual of International Maritime Law), for his significant contribution to the work and objectives of IMO.
In nominating his candidature, the Government of Mexico drew attention to Dr. Salgado y Salgado’s distinguished career as an academic in international maritime law, during his 40-year tenure as a professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).
International Maritime Prize
The International Maritime Prize is awarded annually by IMO to the individual or organization judged to have made the most significant contribution to the work and objectives of the Organization. It consists of a sculpture in the form of a dolphin and includes a financial award, upon submission of a paper written on a subject relevant to IMO.
The prize will be presented to Dr. Salgado y Salgado at a special ceremony, on a date to be arranged.
Biography of Dr. José Eusebio Salgado y Salgado
Dr. Eusebio Salgado y Salgado holds a degree in Law and Diplomatic Sciences and a doctorate in International Relations and Law from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).
He is the author of the Manual de Derecho Internacional Marítimo (International Maritime Law Manual), which has been the basis of various studies and specialized research into maritime transport in the Spanish-speaking world.
For more than 40 years, he has been a full-time professor at UNAM, where he teaches maritime law; international public law; international private law; history of Mexican diplomacy; and Mexican foreign policy.
He has supervised nearly 300 theses during his career and, among others, was awarded the National Prize for Legislation and Maritime Law in 1988.
Dr. Salgado y Salgado is a member of the standing committee of the International Maritime Arbitration Organization (IMAO), based in Paris, and of the International Bar Association, the London Maritime Arbitrators Association and the International Law Association, all based in London.
He has written over 98 articles on subjects within his area of specialization in national and foreign journals and has published six books on international maritime law, including one specializing on the work of IMO, its tasks and achievements (1991).