The Centre of Excellence Operations In Confined and Shallow Waters is organizing its 3rd Conference on Operational Maritime Law. The event is to occur in Lisbon, Portugal, at the Instituto de Estudos Superiores Militares, between the 21 and 24 of September. The topic of this year’s event will be “There and Back Again: From Origins to Modern Threats”. The event will include presentations/discussions on Law of Armed Conflict, Unmanned Underwater Vehicles, The Mining of International Straits, Maritime Law Disputes on the Horizon, and Freedom of Navigation. Additionally, there will be legal workshops on Rescue and Assistance at Sea and Law Enforcement on the High Seas. You can find the invitation here and the agenda here. Registration is open until September the 4th subject to prior registration here.
Monthly Archives: August 2015
An International Conference on Maritime Technology Transfer and Capacity-Building is to occur in Singapore on 28 to 29 September 2015. The conference, named “Future-Ready Shipping 2015” is co-organised by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and the IMO and it will gather maritime leaders to discuss ways forward in encouraging the uptake of energy-efficient ship technologies. The programme of the event can be found here. Registration and further information is available here.
The Permanent Court of Arbitration has delivered a unanimous Award dated 14 August 2015, in which it affirmed jurisdiction and found Russia had breached its obligations owed to the Netherlands as the flag State under Articles 56(2), 58(1), 58(2), 87(1)(a), and 92(1) of UNCLOS. Furthermore, in failing to comply with previous provisional measures proscribed by ITLOS, Russia breached its obligations to the Netherlands under Articles 290(6) and 296(1). Finally a failure to pay the deposits requested by the Tribunal in these proceedings, was a breach of Russia’s obligations under Part XV and Article 300.
The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea delivered its Order in The “Enrica Lexie” Incident (Italy v. India), Provisional Measures case. The operative provisions prescribe, pending a decision by the Annex VII arbitral tribunal, the following provisional measures under article 290, paragraph 5, of the Convention:
Italy and India shall both suspend all court proceedings and shall refrain from initiating new ones which might aggravate or extend the dispute submitted to the Annex VII arbitral tribunal or might jeopardize or prejudice the carrying out of any decision which the arbitral tribunal may render;
Italy and India shall each submit to the Tribunal the initial report referred to in paragraph 138 not later than 24 September 2015, and authorizes the President, after that date, to request such information from the Parties as he may consider appropriate;
Both prescriptions were adopted by a majority of 15 to 6. The full text of the Order can be found here.
The Russian Federation has submitted its revised information on the outer limits of its continental shelf beyond 200nm, in respect of the Arctic Ocean (2nd August, 2015). The submission was made in accordance with UNCLOS, art. 76(8) and is in respect to an area previously covered in the first Submission of the Russian Federation (December 2001), considered at the 11th session of the Commission from 24 to 28 June 2002.