Monthly Archives: February 2015

Call for Papers: Brazilian Journal of International Law

The first 2015 edition of the Brazilian Journal of International Law (Revista de Direito Internacional) will be devoted to the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law. Following the interest of Brazil in the so-called “Blue Amazon”, this call for papers envisages a broad range of submissions that deal with these topics. The announcement can be found here (in Portuguese only) and the instructions for the online submissions can be found here (also in English). The deadline for the submission of articles is April 30.

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Conference: International Marine Economy, Law and Policy

The 39th Virginia Annual Conference, co-organized by the Center for Oceans Law and Policy, University of Virginia School of Law and Center for Polar and Deep Ocean Development, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, will be held in Shanghai, China from 24-26th June 2015.

For a draft programme, and more information see here.

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Conference: Human Sea – Espaces marins, surveillance et prévention des trafics illicites en mer

The Maritime and Oceanic Law Centre (CDMO) of the Law faculty of Nantes is organizing a conference on the topic of the prevention and repression against illegal trafficking at sea (narcotics, human beings, weapons of war, illegal fisheries, piracy and violence, terrorism). The event occurs on 5 and 6 October 2015 at the Centre des Congrès of Nantes and the entrance is free but subject to registration. There will be simultaneous translation of the contents from French. You can find the program here.

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Conference: Arctic Issues with a Special Focus on Shipping and the Polar Code

The International Foundation for the Law of the Sea (IFLOS) is organizing a one-day conference as part of its ‘Maritime Talks’ series, entitled Arctic Issues with a Special Focus on Shipping and the Polar Code. The event will be held on the 14th March at The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), Hamburg.

For more information on registration fees, procedures and confirmed speakers see here.

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Conference: Tenure & Fishing Rights 2015

The Fisheries and Aquaculture Department of the FAO, and The Fisheries Administration (FiA) of Cambodia, will host a conference entitled Tenure & Fishing Rights 2015 A global forum on rights-based approaches for fisheries. It will be held between 23 – 27 March 2015, at the Apsara Angkor Hotel, Siem Reap, Cambodia. UserRights 2015 seeks participation and contribution from the widest variety of stakeholders with an interest in tenure in fisheries and sustainable natural resource use in general and fisheries in particular. The UserRights 2015 forum will provide its participants with a holistic understanding of the concept of rights-based approaches for fisheries needed for advancing and improving the basis for generating practical, constructive guidance for all stakeholders involved.

For more information see here, along with registration and a draft programme.

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Conference: The South China Sea, An International Law Perspective

The Centre for International Law, Department of International and European Law of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel is organizing a one-day conference entitled “The South China Sea: An International Law Perspective”.  The conference will offer presentations and Q&A sessions centered on the themes of fisheries, navigation, islands and international dispute settlement. The event happens on Friday, 6 March 2015, from 9:30 AM to 6 PM at the Egmont Palace Conference Centre, Arenberg Room. Attendance is free, but registration is required The conference programme may be consulted here.

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Working Group on marine biological diversity in ABNJ adopts recommendations to UNGA

The Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to study issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction, has concluded its final meeting (20-23 January 2015) by adopting a number of recommendations to the UN General Assembly. Of particular note the UN General Assembly should “[d]ecide to develop an international legally-binding instrument under the Convention on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction”.

For more information see the Working Group and its recommendations.

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