Research on Principles and Methods of the Interpretation of Maritime Law
【中文摘要】海商法作为民法的特别法，具有较强的涉外性、专业性、技术性和 风险特殊性等特点。虽然总体上说，我国海商法属于一部较为成熟的法律，但是由于在制订条文中，部分内容借鉴了一些英美法和国际公约的内容，加上立法当 时对上述内容理解上的偏差，致使一些问题和矛盾已经在海事海商司法审判活动 中体现出来。但目前鲜见有关海商法解释的论著。本文试图结合我国民法解释的 相关理论和原理，结合海商法的特征，对海商法解释应遵循的基本原则和具体的 解释方法进行探讨。 【Abstract】 Maritime law，as /ex specialis of civil law，is characterized by its foreign-related, specialized, technical and special-risk nature. Generally speaking, maritime law of China may be considered as a well-established legislation. However, certain provisions are drafted in reference to common law system and international conventions. In addition, some provisions under such international conventions have been misunderstood. This has caused problems and conflicts, which have been reflected in maritime and admiralty judicial practice. So far, works regarding interpretation of maritime law are rare. The article analyzes the basic principles and concrete methods that the interpretation of maritime law shall follow, taking into account the principles and rationale of civil law interpretation and special characteristics of maritime law.