The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law, together with the University of Geneva, is organizing a conference entitled The Dynamics of Disputes over Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing: Regime Convergence and Lex Ferenda. The conference begins with an assessment of the legal scope of IUU Fishing disputes, and concludes with proposals for improving the management of these disputes in light of the dispute settlement frameworks discussed over the course of two days: institutions for global and regional cooperation, international courts and tribunals, and domestic jurisdictions. The event is set to happen 28-29 November 2019 in Luxembourg. More information is available here; the provisional program can be found here.
Aalborg University is offering a PhD course entitled Marine Governance and Maritime Spatial Planning: theories and practices. It is an introduction to current issues and debates in marine governance and MSP that are discussed in social scientific literature, such as regionalization, authority at sea, governing new economic activities in weak institutional settings (such as deep-sea mining and the Arctic), power, equity and participation. This course is set to last for three days, from 30 October 2019 to 1 November 2019, and is equivalent to 3 ECTS. Registration is open until 9 October 2019. More information is available here.
On the 23 September 2019 the meeting of the UN Global Compact Action Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business formally launched the Sustainable Ocean Principles. The principles recognize the shared responsibility of businesses to ensure a healthy oceans.
The Republic of Mauritius and the Republic of Maldives transmitted a special agreement and notification to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea to submit their dispute concerning the delimitation of the maritime boundary in the Indian Ocean to a special chamber of the Tribunal to be constituted pursuant to article 15, paragraph 2, of the Statute of the Tribunal. The Parties agreed to transfer the arbitral proceedings instituted on 18 June 2019 by Mauritius under Annex VII of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea to a special chamber of the Tribunal. The Special Agreement, the Order and the press release are available here.
The Transnational Law Institute of King’s College London and the International Law Department of the Graduate Institute Geneva shall co-organize a workshop, entitled, Bringing the “human problem” back into transnational law: The example of corporate (ir)responsibility, 19-20 March 2020, at King’s College London (London, UK). Many of the suggested thematic areas will be of interest to those working in the law of the sea. Abstracts welcome until 1 October 2019.
For more information, see here.
The Ocean Yearbook’s annual competition for students writing research papers on “marine affairs” is open for submissions until 15 May 2020. Sole-authored student papers submitted for the competition must be nominated by the instructor or supervisor of the course taken by the student, and must have been submitted for the course within the last 12 months of the competition’s annual entry date.
For more information on eligibility and submissions, see here.
The 4th ANZPAC Workshop on Biofouling Management for Sustainable Shipping, will be held 30 September – 4 October 2019, at the Melbourne Conference & Exhibition Centre (Melbourne, Australia). Several panels touch upon regulations and requirements. This event is held alongside the 1st GEF-UNDP-IMO GloFouling R&D Forum and Exhibition on Biofouling Management.