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The straight bill of lading: past, present, and future


Lee, DYH and Sooksripaisarnkit, P, The straight bill of lading: past, present, and future, Journal of International Maritime Law, 18, (1) pp. 39-58. ISSN 1478-8586 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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An oft-criticised decision in The Rafaela S found a straight bill of lading to be a `bill of lading or similar document of title' under the Hague Rules and presumably under common law. This article seeks to contribute to the debate by arguing that the straight bill of lading is unlikely to be a document of title in common law. However, it may be regarded as a bill of lading or similar document of title under the Hague-Visby Rules.The article further analyses the future of the straight bill of lading in light of the Rotterdam Rules.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:straight bills of lading; hague-visby rules; carriage of goods by sea
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Public law
Research Field:Public law not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Justice and the law not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Sooksripaisarnkit, P (Dr Poomintr Sooksripaisarnkit)
ID Code:112508
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Maritime and Logistics Management
Deposited On:2016-11-15
Last Modified:2016-12-08

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