Mexican academic wins IMO Maritime Prize

Dr. José Eusebio Salgado y Salgado, Mexican academic and author of the Manual de Derecho Internacional Marítimo (Manual of International Maritime Law), has received the 2013 International Maritime Prize, for his significant contribution to the work and objectives of IMO.

In a special ceremony on Monday December 1, IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu presented the award, in the form of a silver dolphin, to Dr. Salgado y Salgado.

Sekimizu highlighted Dr. Salgado y Salgado’s distinguished career as an academic in international maritime law, during his 40-year tenure as a professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), and his long association with IMO, dating back to the 1980s when he regularly attended IMO meetings as part of the Mexican delegation.

Dr. Salgado y Salgado has had more than 90 articles published in national and foreign journals and has written six books on international maritime law, including one specializing on the work of IMO, its tasks and achievements.

Biography of Dr. José Eusebio Salgado y Salgado

Dr. Eusebio Salgado y Salgado holds a degree in Law and Diplomatic Sciences and a doctorate in International Relations and Law from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

He is the author of the Manual de Derecho Internacional Marítimo (International Maritime Law Manual), which has been the basis of various studies and specialized research into maritime transport in the Spanish-speaking world.

For more than 40 years, he has been a full-time professor at UNAM, where he teaches maritime law; international public law; international private law; history of Mexican diplomacy; and Mexican foreign policy.

He has supervised nearly 300 theses during his career and, among others, was awarded the National Prize for Legislation and Maritime Law in 1988.

Dr. Salgado y Salgado is a member of the standing committee of the International Maritime Arbitration Organization (IMAO), based in Paris, and of the International Bar Association, the London Maritime Arbitrators Association and the International Law Association, all based in London.

He has written over 98 articles on subjects within his area of specialization in national and foreign journals and has published six books on international maritime law, including one specializing on the work of IMO, its tasks and achievements (1991).

The International Maritime Prize is awarded annually by IMO to the individual or organization judged to have made the most significant contribution to the work and objectives of the Organization. It consists of a sculpture in the form of a dolphin and includes a financial award, upon submission of a paper written on a subject relevant to IMO. 

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