Wrongful Arrest of Ships: Rejoinder by the Honourable Mr. Justice Eder

Sir Bernard Eder | Contrasting Views

Having campaigned for almost thirty years for a change in the law concerning “wrongful arrest,” I have read Professor Martin Davies’s response to my Article with great interest–and I frankly acknowledge that it is the best attempt at a “demolition job” that I have ever come across. He is to be congratulated! But I remain unpersuaded by his counterarguments and unrepentant about my own views with regard to the need to change the law. I am therefore most grateful to the editors of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal for this opportunity to provide this short rejoinder. I do not propose to repeat what I have said, but perhaps I may be permitted to clarify and to emphasise a few points.