The 8th Munich Advanced Course in International Law, entitled, International law without territory? – Governing spaces, resources and people beyond the confines of state territory, will be held 31 July – 14 August 2019 at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Munich, Germany). Topics covered include high seas governance. Applications are welcome until 1 April 2019 (first application period) or 1 May 2019 (second application period).
For more information, see here.
The European Parliament and the European Commission shall host a conference, entitled, Oceans: Future of the Blue Planet, 19 March 2019, at the European Parliament (Brussels, Belgium).
For more information see the programme and registration here.
The Environmental Law Center of the University of Cologne and its co-organizers shall host a workshop, entitled, Globalization of Environmental Law and the Role of Emerging Economies, 6 April 2019, at the University of Cologne (Germany). Numerous topics could be approached with a law of the sea angle. Submissions are welcome until 15 March 2019.
For more information, see the call for papers.
The University of Westminster shall host a discussion event, entitled, Beyond the Grotian Era: The Quest for ‘Lawful Seas’, on the 11 March 2019 at Westminster Law School (London, UK).
For more information and registration see here.
The Supreme Court of Norway has rejected the appeals of a Russian captain and a Latvian shipping company that was convicted in the Court of Appeal for having caught snow crab without a Norwegian permit. The catch took place in the fish protection zone at Svalbard, on the Norwegian continental shelf. The Supreme Court stated that the snow crab is a sedentary species within the meaning of the UNCLOS, which the coastal state of Norway, under international law, has the exclusive right to exploit. It also understood that the Svalbard Treaty does not prevent penalising the person who catches without permission and that this applies regardless of nationality. The verdict of 14 February 2019 may be found here (in Norwegian).
Kelley Drye and the World Ocean Council will host a conference, entitled, Oceans & Waterways, on the 8 March 2019 at The Houstonian (Houston, USA). Panels will discuss federal and state legal, regulatory and political developments impacting oceans, waterways, and their uses.
For more information and registration, see here.
Internationaler Umweltrechtstag Hamburg e.V. shall host the Fourth Hamburg International Environmental Law Conference, entitled, Of Ships and of Shores, of Ports and of Profits – Responsible Maritime Governance, 4-5 April 2019, at the Bucerius Law School (Hamburg, Germany).
For more information see here and the programme.