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Date: June 23rd, 2015

What: MARSAFENET Training School on Settling maritime legal disputes

When: 5 – 7 May 2015, starting at 9:00 am

Where: University Sarajevo School of Science and Technology - Amphitheatre P 11



-        Dr. Matilde Fruncillo, University Sarajevo School of Science and Technology;

-        Dr.Gemma Andreone, Institute for International Legal Studies of the National Research Council ofItaly;

-        Dr. Claudia Cinelli, Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea, University of Tromsř.



-        Prof. Claudia Cinelli, Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea, University of Tromsř;

-        Prof. Giuseppe Cataldi, University of Naples L'Orientale;

-        Prof. Gemma Andreone, National Research Council of Italy, Institute of International Legal Studies,                  MARSAFENET Chair;

-        Prof. Damir Arnaut, University Sarajevo School of Science and Technology;

-        Prof. Mitja Grbec, Maritime Law Association of Slovenia President.


The Sarajevo Training School on Settling maritime legal disputes held at University SSST on 5 - 7 May 2015, offered a challenging and stimulating learning experience in one of the South East Europe’s most prestigious institutions. The three-day programme's focus was on topical, cutting-edge law of the sea issues, peaceful settlement of law of the sea disputes and the further implementation of the UNCLOS in a highly interactive environment. The Training School provides opportunities for the participants to engage in discussions and exchange ideas with experts and fellows working in the same field.



MARSAFENET Training School'saim is gathering scientists, international officers, public and private stakeholders and all other interested parties in order to provide tools for the exchange of knowledge across the field. Training schools also promote capacity building and research in the field of international law of the sea, particularly in maritime security and safety matters. MARSAFENET is currently composed of more than 70 legal experts from 22 different countries.  For more information, please visit: www . m ar s a f e n e t .o r g

It was an intensive 3-day course programme each day starting at 9:30 a.m. and finishing at 4:30 p.m. After the official part, the participants continued to relax and socialise at dinners organized in restaurants near the University SSST and „Džulagin dvor“ in the old town and had previously organized touristic tours to get to know Sarajevo. 

At the end of the Training School, participants who have attended all the classes were awarded a certificate of attendance.






„In terms of impressions, everyone was very satisfied with the lectures. For me personally, this was an excellent opportunityto gain knowledge on important issues, some which are extremely relevant to Bosnia and Herzegovina - maritime delimitation can cause us problems in the future with Croatia, if serious attention is not devoted to this. It was a pleasure to listen to the experts from Slovenia, Italy and BiH (professor Damir Arnaut) together with the participants from all over the world (Vietnam, Brazil, Greece, Spain, UK, Germany and Macedonia). All in all, this year's Training School of the Law of the Sea was a  beautiful experience that expanded my horizons and knowledge on Maritime Law and enabled me to meet people coming from different countries, cultures and backgrounds.“

Hana Imširović, SSST Department of PSIR student and participant of this year's Training School