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.
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.
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Last Modified: 6/30/2017