Compensation for Damage

Conference paper


The article examines the Rotterdam Rules’ regulation of compensation for damage other than the rules on the basis of liability. It covers the types of damage recoverable under the Rules, the burden of proof, the calculation of compensation, the limits of liability, and loss of the benefit of limitation of liability. It is concluded that the Rotterdam Rules clarify certain issues which are currently unclear under the conventions in force and national law, but does so without substantially departing from current practice, and that the Rotterdam Rules’ regulation of compensation for damage may, thus, as the rest of the convention, best be described as “an evolution rather than a revolution”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark

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