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USCG: IMO Legal Committee (LEG)

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The Legal Committee (LEG) is a subsidiary body of the Council. LEG is empowered to deal with any legal matters within the scope of the Organization. The Committee consists of all Member States of IMO. It was established in 1967 as a subsidiary body to deal with legal questions which arose in the aftermath of the Torrey Canyon disaster. The Legal Committee is also empowered to perform any duties within its scope which may be assigned by or under any other international instrument and accepted by the Organization. Additional details regarding the Legal Committee can be found in the Rules of Procedure of the Committee.

The United States is represented on the Legal Committee by the Coast Guard. The Head of Delegation for LEG is the Coast Guard's Maritime and International Law Office Chief, CAPT McGuire.

Next Session: 102nd Session of the Legal Committee (LEG 102)

IMO Meeting

Provisional Agenda: A summary of the items to be considered
Meeting Date: April 14-16, 2015
Meeting Location: IMO Headquarters, London, England

U.S. Public Meeting

The U.S. delegation holds a public meeting several weeks prior to departing for the IMO meeting. The purpose of the public meeting is to provide an opportunity for the public to interface with the Coast Guard on the U.S. position for each agenda item. Members of the public interested in attending must contact the meeting coordinator at least 7 days prior to the meeting. The basic meeting details are below however, additional details can be provided by contacting the meeting coordinator.
Meeting Date: Friday, April 3, 2015
Meeting Location: U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters
USCG HQ's Visitor's Entrance
Washington, DC 20593
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Meeting Coordinator: Ms. Bronwyn Douglass

Previous Sessions

At the end of each LEG meeting, a final report is prepared for submission to the Council. The final report provides a record of the issues discussed and actions taken by the Committee. The final reports of the most recent LEG meetings are provided for your reference.

Additional Documentation

Additional LEG meeting documents can be made available by the Coast Guard for U.S. citizens only. Please contact Ms. Bronwyn Douglass if you would like to obtain additional LEG documents.
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