A group of LLM students have been given exclusive behind-the-scenes insight into two international marine organisations, thanks to a recent trip to London.
The students, who are studying the International Law of Marine Environment course, visited the International Maritime Organization in London. They were given a tour of the building, including the meeting hall and library, followed by a lecture from a member of IMO staff.
The students also met a claims officer at the International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund who explained how the organisation worked with victims of oil pollution in order to provide compensation following oil spills.
“This trip has allowed me to get an insight into the organisations we have studied, and to hear first-hand from those who work there,” says Basant Abdel-Ghany Abdel-Meguid, who was involved in organizing the trip.
“They helped us to see the successes, contradictions and shortcomings of two different international organisations with contrasting operating mechanisms. Overall, it has helped to revitalize my ambition and helped to develop my possible future plans.”
The trip was funded by a University Innovation Initiative Grant.