Einheitsrecht im internationalen Warentransport - 10.1628/003372516X14817241955033 - Mohr Siebeck

Andreas Maurer

Einheitsrecht im internationalen Warentransport

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The roots of uniform law in the field of transport law can be traced back to antiquity. Today, a number of international conventions form a uniform law for almost all types of common carriers. Those conventions for trains, trucks and inland navigation vessels, however, must be characterized as regional, even if they encompass three continents. Yet, they are not applicable worldwide. The only uniform law with almost worldwide applicability is the regime on air travel. Whereas the uniform laws on transport with the aforementioned common carriers are mostly evaluated positively, uniform laws on international maritime law are rather fragmented and inconsistent. This situation has not been alleviated by the recent introduction of the so-called Rotterdam rules on multimodal transports. Today it is more than questionable whether in the long run a uniform international maritime law can be introduced. Attempts to implement privately-created uniform law have been unsuccessful. Despite the fact that a number of private organizations are involved in the creation of standard contracts and standard clauses in order to unify regulations on international maritime trade, these rules are not (yet) accepted as being law or equal to law.

Andreas Maurer Geboren 1976; Studium der Rechtswissenschaften und anschließendes Referendariat in Frankfurt am Main; Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter zunächst an der Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main, danach seit 2007 an der Universität Bremen; 2006/2007 LL.M. Studium an der Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto; 2011 Promotion.