The Harmonization of the Croatian Maritime Law With European Union Law in the Fields of Maritime Safety Navigation and Marine Environment Protection Cover Image

Harmonizacija hrvatskog pomorskog prava s pravnom stečevinom Europske unije na području sigurnosti pomorske plovidbe i zaštite morskog okoliša
The Harmonization of the Croatian Maritime Law With European Union Law in the Fields of Maritime Safety Navigation and Marine Environment Protection

Author(s): Dragan Bolanča
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, International Law, Human Ecology, Environmental interactions, EU-Legislation
Published by: Правни факултет Универзитета у Источном Сарајеву
Keywords: Republic of Croatia; Maritime Code; Acquis communitaire of the European Union; Maritime safety navigation; Marine environment protection;
Summary/Abstract: The Republic of Croatia, as a maritime state, has a particular interest in following unification in the ordering of maritime law relation. The new maritime Code of the Republic of Croatia came into force on December 29, 2004.In mentioned act Republic of Croatia accepts new international conventions of maritime commercial and administrative law and legislates them as consistently as possible in domestic law. In the meantime, mentioned act was changed four times: in 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2013. The aim of changing was the same: following acquis communitaire in the fields of maritime safety of navigation and environment protection. In conclusion, we can say that new act represents an improvement in the development of the Croatian maritime law.