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Major publications

Marine Cargo Claims, 4th ed., 2008

The Fourth Edition of Marine Cargo Claims has been completed and and published in May 2008. It will no longer be posted on this website, but is available for order: Marine Cargo Claims Website

The October Crisis, 1970: An Insider's View, 2006

In this in-depth study, Prof. Tetley takes a fresh look at the October Crisis of 1970 in Quebec, in the light of new materials that have become available in the last few years, referring to a wide variety of published and previously unpublished sources, including the diary which he kept at the time as Minister of Financial Institutions, Companies and Cooperatives in the Cabinet of Quebec Premier Robert Bourassa. He explodes certain myths which have grown up around the Crisis as a result of historical "revisionism" over the last thirty-six years, analyzes how Canadian federalism worked during these difficult days and discusses the long-term significance of the Crisis for both Quebec and Canada and its place in the continuing saga of French Canadian nationalism. This book was republished in paperback and translated into French in 2010.

International Maritime and Admiralty Law, 2003

International Maritime and Admiralty Law, 2003, is like no other maritime law text. It is a commentary on not merely the great international maritime law conventions but also the laws and reported cases of the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Canada and with references to the Scandinavian, Continental Europe and Chinese maritime codes and the laws of many other countries. It is a compilation of Tetley's 50 years of experience in maritime or admiralty law as a practitioner, legislator, professor and author.

This unique 1200 page reference text reports on and analyses the law of carriage of goods, charterparties, towage, collision, limitation, salvage, G.A., jurisdiction, pollution, liens and mortgages, passengers, personal injury, marine insurance and law of the sea.

This unique reference book courageously offers analysis, synthesis and critical statements on the differences, advantages and disadvantages of the different law systems studied. It covers both civil law and common law traditions and is a genuine comparative law text, unlike any other.

Maritime Liens and Claims, 2nd ed., 1998

The first edition of Professor Tetley's Maritime Liens and Claims, 1985, was a comprehensive and comparative analysis of American, British, Canadian and French law of maritime liens. This work has now been released in its second edition, 1998. This second edition is an updated and completely rewritten version. The new edition continues Professor Tetley's unique approach to maritime liens and claims of comparing and contrasting four different systems of law- the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and France - and also provides a complete comparison of civilian and common law approaches to the subject.

This edition contains an indexing system consisting of four indices (word, case, statute and international convention) which provides readers with easy and quick access to the relevant portions of the text. This edition also contains lien summaries written by respected admiralty attorneys from thirty-five major shipping nations. These summaries outline, for each country, the major principles of law applied, the liens recognized and the order in which each jurisdiction ranks them, the enforceability of ship mortgages, and the resolution of troublesome conflict of laws issues.

International Conflict of Laws, Common, Civil and Maritime, 1994

International Conflict of Laws, 1994, is the first book of its kind to be truly international. It draws on the laws of the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Canada and has a considerable number of references to the laws of Australia and of the European Union. In addition, the book deals with both common law and civil law in every chapter. The text is written in a readable style for the expert and the layman, the lawyer and the businessman, as well as the professor and student alike. Professor Tetley has drawn on maritime law as his principle source material and this book is, for this reason, invaluable to the maritime law practitioner with a conflicts problem. Nevertheless, the book has general chapters applicable to all conflicts problems.

The work also contains summaries of the conflicts law of 41 different countries written by experts from each country.