Monthly Archives: April 2014

Conference: Challenges of the Changing Arctic: Continental Shelf, Navigation, and Fisheries

The Center for Oceans Law and Policy is organising its Annual Conference at the University of Bergen, June 26-27. The theme is “Challenges of the Changing Arctic: Continental Shelf, Navigation, and Fisheries”. A preliminary program is available here.

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Journals: Ocean Development & International Law

The latest issue of Oceans Development & International Law (Vol. 45, no. 2, 2014) is out. Contents include:

  • Marcin Kałduński & Taduesz Wasilewski, The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea on Maritime Delimitation: TheBangladesh v. Myanmar Case
  • Øystein Jensen, The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf: An Administrative, Scientific, or Judicial Institution?
  • Geir Hønneland, Compliance and Postagreement Bargaining in the Barents Sea Fisheries
  • Yoshifumi Tanaka, A Note on the M/V “Louisa” Case
  • Montserrat Abad Castelos, Marine Renewable Energies: Opportunities, Law, and Management

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New Caledonia: Coral Sea Nature Park formally adopted

The World’s largest Marine Protected Area has been created in French New Caledonia. First announced in August 2012, the strategic analysis has been finally concluded and led to the formal adoption of a marine protected area covering nearly 1.3 million square kilometers. For more information see the French Agence des aires marines protégées, and its press release.

Perimeter of the Coral Sea natural park in French New Caledonia. © Agence des aires marines protégées

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IMO: 2002 passenger ship liability and compensation treaty enters into force

IMO has just announced that the Athens Convention relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea, 2002, which substantially raises the limits of liability for the death of, or personal injury to, a passenger on a ship, enters into force on 23 April 2014. More information here.

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Conference: MARSAFENET

The Network of Experts on the Legal Aspects of Maritime and Safety and Security (COST Action IS1105)  is organizing a plenary conference on “Maritime safety and environmental protection in Europe”. The event takes place at the University of Porto, May 23, 2014. You can find the application form here, the program here and the poster here.

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Conference: An Introduction to Arctic Governance

The Centre for International Law of the National University of Singapore is organizing a conference on the topic of Arctic Governance. The event takes place on May 23, 2014. The main speaker is Captain J. Ashley Roach, JAGC, from the U.S. Navy (retired). The entrance is free and you can find more information here.

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Conference: Heading to Europe – Safe Haven or Graveyard?

The ESIL Interest Group on Migration and Refugee Law, together with the Centre for Migration Law of the Radboud University Nijmegen and the Amsterdam Center for International Law of the University of Amsterdam have announced a panel discussion on Mediterranean migration by sea.

See the program and panelists for more information.

Date: 16th May 2014.

Location: Radboud University Nijmegen – CPO-zaal, Spinozagebouw, Montessorilaan 3, Nijmegen.

Registration: online.

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