International character of regulations is a main feature of the maritime law. Next to acts adopted on the international arena under the auspices of global organizations, including the International Maritime Organization, there is a visible development of the European Union's maritime legislation. This requires constant harmonization of Polish maritime law with the changes adopted in the international conventions, as well as an introduction of provisions necessary due to European laws. Above aim defines fundamental boundaries of the Maritime Law Codification Committee's activity which has recently focused on changes within maritime code, an act from 2001. Despite relatively recent adoption it requires amendments in order to remain in compliance with the international and European legal order. The Codification Committee drafted proposal of an amendment act to the maritime code concerning most immediate issues, at the same time continuing its works on further changes. This article focuses upon prepared draft proposal relating to three issues: limitation of liability for maritime claims, liability for oil pollution damage and liability for carriage of passengers.
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