Monthly Archives: December 2015

ITLOS: Panama institutes proceedings against Italy

Panama filed an application with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in a dispute with Italy regarding the arrest and detention of the MV Norstar, a Panamanian-flagged vessel. More details on this case is given in the Tribunal’s press release.

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Call for papers: Innovating for change in global fisheries governance

The K. G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea of the Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø just announced a symposium entitled ‘Innovating for Change in Global Fisheries Governance’. The symposium aims to address the following question: How can international law be used as an innovative mechanism for change in global fisheries governance? Early career scholars are in particular encouraged to participate. The deadline for abstracts submissions of abstracts is 30 April 2016. Further information is available here.

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FAO: Palau Ratifies Port State Measures Agreement

On the 1st December 2015 Palau ratified the FAO Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA) to become the 15th party following the accession of Somalia on the 9th November 2015.

For further coverage see here and here.The current status of the PSMA can be found here.

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