Monthly Archives: May 2014
The Refugee Law Initiative, University of London, and the Department of Law at Queen Mary University of London presents a conference titled ‘ “Boat Refugees” and migrants at sea: a comprehensive approach – integrating maritime security with human rights’. This conference aims to comprehensively address the contemporary phenomenon of ‘boat migration’ with a holistic approach. We will consider its multiple facets, combining knowledge from several disciplines and regions of the world, with a view to making a decisive contribution to our understanding of current trends, against the background of the fragmentary responses adopted and innumerable tragedies occurred thus far. The conference happens on 23 and 24 June 2014. More information here.
The fifteenth meeting of the Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea will take place between the 27-30 May, 2014, at the United Nations Headquarters. The topic of the meeting is “the role of seafood in global food security”. More information on this meeting, and all previous meetings is available here.
After twenty years of negotiations, the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Government of the Republic Indonesia concerning the delimitation of the Exclusive Economic Zone boundary has been successfully signed. The Agreement was met with support by the European Union. Further information on this achievement is provided by the Philippines Government here.
The European Maritime Safety Agency has just published its 5-year strategy for 2014-2019. The strategy provides clear and concrete guidelines for EMSA’s future development and has been updated to reflect the changes brought about by the revised founding regulation, in force since March 2013. The document is now available here.