Vlačič, dr Patrik
Docent na Fakultetu za pomorstvo i saobraćaj u Ljubljani
CARGO INSURANCE IN RELATION TO BASIC PRINCIPLES OF CONTRACT LAW AND DURATION OF CARRIAGE
This article sets out the circumstances relevant for the basic principles
of contract law applicable to the cargo insurance for carriage of goods by
road and duration of carriage. The occasion that gave rise to this article is
the contested judgement by the Supreme Court of Slovenia II Ips 110/2008
from January 14, 2010 by virtue of the passed Decision for revision of this
judgement. The role of basic principles of law of contracts applicable to the
insurance contract is specifi c having in mind that they apply to the insurance
relations with distinct individual features and specifi c forms in which they may
appear, for example with uberrima fi des. In order that cargo insurance contract
for carriage of goods by road can be concluded properly it is necessary to take
into account how the duration of carriage has been legally regulated, as well as
reasons for such regulation.
Key words: basic principle of contract law, insurance contract, cargo insurance, Insurer, Insured, consignor, uberrima fi des.