The University of Southern Denmark will be holding a conference entitled, Maritime Piracy: Remaining legal challenges and lessons learned. Where are we in 2014 and where are we heading? The event will occur on December 8-9, 2014. Templates, submission forms and further information can be found here.
Monthly Archives: October 2014
A key step on the way to a mandatory Polar Code for ships operating in Arctic and Antarctic waters has been reached with the approval by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) of the environmental provisions in the draft International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (the Polar Code), together with associated draft amendments to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), to make the Code mandatory. You can follow this update in more detail on the IMO website
The National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth will convene a conference entitled, Statesman and Seapower, 17 – 18 April 2015. The call for papers closes 28th November 2014.
More information, and submission procedures here.
This year’s Telders International Law Moot Court Competition, organized by the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, will be Law of the Sea related. The organizers have just announced that the participants will have to build on a mock case called The Faranian Shark-Finning Dispute which discusses a mock treaty called The Pacific Shark Sanctuary Convention 2013 . You can find the case here and more information about how to participate in the competition here. The deadline for application for participation by Universities ends on Monday 3 November 2014.
The University of Dundee will organize the 2015 EU-Arctic Conference entitled “The European Union and the Arctic” on 29-30 May 2015. This conference will bring together academics and practitioners from relevant disciplines such as international law, international relations, political science and marine biology, NGOs, representatives from EU institutions and international organizations to discuss the EU’s potential contribution to enhance Arctic governance. A roadmap for increasing the effectiveness of the EU’s action in the Arctic will be drawn at the end of the conference. This conference is timely as the Council of the European Union recently (Council conclusions on developing a European Union Policy towards the Arctic Region, 24 May 2014) requested the European Commission and the High Representative to present proposals for the further development of an integrated and coherent Arctic Policy by December 2015. The call for papers can be found here (deadline: 15 January 2015).
Conference: “20 anos da entrada em vigor da CNUDM: Portugal e os recentes desenvolvimentos no Direito do Mar”
The Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR) of the University of Porto is organizing the conference ‘20 anos da entrada em vigor da CNUDM: Portugal e os recentes desenvolvimentos no Direito do Mar’ (20 years of entry into force of UNCLOS: Portugal and the recent developments in the Law of the Sea). The conference will have two sessions, one on maritime spaces and natural resources and the second on the planning, management and control of the maritime space. The event will be held at the Salão Nobre of the Law Faculty of the University of Porto on 29 of October. Attendance is free but subject to registration. The whole event will be held in Portuguese.
Judge Golitsyn (Russian Federation) was elected as President of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea and Judge Bouguetaia (Algeria) as Vice-President for the period 2014–2017 by the members of the Tribunal. (press release).
In further news: Mr Alonso Gómez-Robledo Verduzco (Mexico) and Mr Tomas Heidar (Iceland) were sworn in as members of the Tribunal. The two judges were elected at the twenty-fourth Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea to serve a term of nine years, commencing on 1 October 2014. (press release).