The first meeting of the DEHUKAM Board of Directors for 2023 was held on Monday, January 17, 2023, at DEHUKAM’s Headquarters. Süleyman Önel General Director of Legal Services at the Ministry of Energy and Natural […]
As DEHUKAM, we were present at the 93the Bureau Meeting of UNEP/MAP Barcelona Convention held in Thessaloniki between 30 November- 1 December under the Presidency of Türkiye. Our Chair of the Board of Directors Prof. […]
As DEHUKAM we attended the UNFCCC COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh as from 6-18 November 2022. Our Chair of the Board of Directors Prof. Hakan Karan, LLM PhD made speeches in two side events; “Importance […]
“DEHUKAM International Maritime Labour Law Conference” organized by DEHUKAM in cooperation with Seafarers’ Union of Türkiye and Turkish Chamber of Shipping was held on 25 November 2022 at IMEAK DTO Assembly Hall. The conference started […]
Within the scope of DEHUKAM’s postgraduate programs, a practical training on “Hypothetical Maritime Jurisdiction Dispute Negotiation” was held with DEHUKAM LLM and PhD students in the context of the course titled “Historical Developments of the […]
Prof N. Masum Billah, LLM PhD, one of DEHUKAM’s postdoctoral researchers, completed his research activities at DEHUKAM and presented his research findings to DEHUKAM’s personnel and students. Prof N. Masum Billah, LLM PhD, who has […]


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dehukam | FOUNDING

One of the priorities of the “Turkish National Maritime Research Strategy (TUDAS) Document”, approved by the Council of Ministers’ Decree No.2014/6798 is the employment and strengthening of research capacity in the marine sciences and, within this context, implementing education programmes for researchers in the field of the sea and maritime law. For this purpose and following the recommendation of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ankara University Research Center of the Sea and Maritime Law (DEHUKAM) was established within Ankara University.

dehukam | Natıonal center

DEHUKAM has gained the legal entity status under 6550 numbered Code (Araştırma Altyapılarının Desteklenmesine Dair Kanun) and has become a national center according to 07/10/2020 dated Decision of the Research Infrastructures Commission. DEHUKAM is the first and only national center on the sea and maritime law and policy in Turkey, as well as the first research infrastructure that has gained qualification in the field of social sciences within the scope of 6550 numbered Code. The Board of Directors of DEHUKAM consists of members from universities, public and private sector, and with DEHUKAM’s gaining the status of a national center, an academic institution that Turkey needs has been founded.

Journal of the Sea and Maritime Law

Following the recommendation of the Advisory Board of DEHUKAM at its meeting on 04/07/2016, a decision was taken on publishing a Sea and Maritime law Journal. Subsequent to a Protocol with DEHUKAM dated 03/18/2016, Legal Publishing Inc., undertook to publish a refereed journal called “DEHUKAM Journal of the Sea and Maritime Law” (DEHUKAMDER), starting from 2018. DEHUKAMDER will be issued twice a year (January and July). DEHUKAMDER will publish articles both in their original language (Turkish or English) and their translations (English or Turkish). DEHUKAMDER welcomes contributions on the sea and maritime law from all interested individuals.

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