The Law of the Sea Interest Group of the European Society of International Law (LAWSEA IG), shall host a panel, entitled, International Law of the Sea and Universality, 13 September 2018, at the University of Manchester (Manchester, UK). Abstracts may be submitted until 15 May 2018.
This is part of the pre-conference events scheduled for the 2018 European Society of International Law Conference. For more information, see the LAWSEA IG call for papers.
The Centre for European and International Legal Affairs (CEILA) shall host a lunchtime seminar entitled, Analysing the Western Sahara Campaign Case, 3 May 2018, at Queen Mary University of London (London, UK). The event will focus discussion on the previously reported CJEU preliminary ruling in Case C-266/16, Western Sahara Campaign UK v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs and Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
For more information and registration, see here.
Ministers of member states of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe have adopted a declaration entitled Inland Navigation in a Global Setting. This adoption took place at the International Ministerial Conference on Inland Water, on 18 April 2018. The declaration sets forth a number of strategic actions to improve the competitive position of inland waterways across the globe with the aim of creating a sustainable future for inland navigation. The declaration stresses, among other things, the need for an appropriate regulatory frameworks, and the role that the United Nations Conventions for the sector can play in developing them. The declaration may be found here and more information on the subject may be found here.
The Maritime Law Academy in Santos, Brazil, has published a call for papers for its 2nd Congress of Maritime, Port and Customs Law. The event is set to take place on 26-28 of July 2018. Papers may focus on topics such as shipping contracts, sovereignty and jurisdiction at sea, oil and gas, environmental law as well as port and customs law. Papers may be sent in Portuguese, Spanish or English. They should be sent until 26 of April 2018. More information is available here (in Portuguese).
The Initial IMO strategy on the reduction of GHG emissions from ships was adopted, 13 April 2018, by the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), during its 72nd session at IMO Headquarters (London, United Kingdom). Previously, MEPC 70 approved a roadmap for developing a Comprehensive IMO strategy on reduction of GHG emissions from ships, scheduled for 2023. The initial strategy includes reduction of carbon intensity (at least 40% by 2030, pursuing efforts towards 70% by 2050), and GHG emissions (at least 50% by 2050 compared to 2008) for international shipping.
See the IMO press briefing. For further information, see the French and EU Commission press releases, and summary of previous IMO work to address GHG emissions.
The Centre for International Law (CIL) of the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) of the University of Wollongong are organising the 2018 CIL-ANCORS Workshop on Negotiating Maritime Boundaries. The workshop will focus on the practical issues faced by government officials when negotiating maritime boundary agreements. The workshop will consist of a combination of interactive lectures and supervised practical exercises in which participants will obtain hands-on experience working in teams to negotiate a maritime boundary between two fictitious states. This event will be held 3-5 July 2018 in Singapore. More information is available here.
The Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) shall host a conference on the future of the UK offshore marine environment, entitled, Beyond the Coast 2018, to be held, 26-27 June 2018, at the University of Hull (Hull, UK). Abstracts for 2 minute presentations and posters are welcome until 16 April 2018.
For more information see the draft programme. For registration and submission see here.