A special chamber of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (“ITLOS”) released its judgement regarding the delimitation of the maritime border in the Indian Ocean between the Republic of Mauritius (“Mauritius”) and […]
We are thrilled to announce the upcoming Law of the Sea Academy, hosted by Kadir Has University in collaboration with DEHUKAM. This prestigious event is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the various aspects […]
DEHUKAM Board Member and Leading Researcher Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir and DEHUKAM CEO Mustafa Başkara visited TÜRKSAT CEO Mr. Hasan Hüseyin ERTOK. During the meeting, DEHUKAM’s corporate document management system and TÜRKSAT’s space studies were […]
On May 24, 2023, a conference titled “The Effects of the Ukraine-Russia War on Marine Insurances” was held in Istanbul at the Turkish Chamber of Shipping Conference Hall, hosted by DEHUKAM. Prominent academics and maritime […]
On May 12, 2023, the Ship Registry Regulation (Decision Number: 7283) was published in the Official Gazette with a serial number of 32188 and entered into force on the date of publication of the relevant […]
DEHUKAM Board Member and Leading Researcher Prof. Dr. İsmail DEMİR and DEHUKAM Director Mustafa BAŞKARA visited the Dean of the Naval Academy of National Defense University Prof. Dr. Cemalettin ŞAHİN. During the visit, cooperation opportunities […]


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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.

Master (LLM) and PhD Programs
Sea and Maritime Law

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