The Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea (NILOS) will host a seminar (in dutch only) entitled, Visserij in de Poolgebieden, on the 14 September 2016, at Universiteit Utrecht (Utrecht, The Netherlands). Participation is free, but registration encouraged due to space constraints.
Monthly Archives: July 2016
The University of New England is hosting a round table entitled “Can We Move Beyond Disputes in the South China Sea?”. The event occurs on Monday 1 August 2016 at the CB Newling Campus of the University of New England in Armidale, Australia. More information on the panelists and the presentations can be found here.
Webinar: Protecting the high seas through a new marine biodiversity treaty under UNCLOS, 26 July 2016
MPA Action Agenda, MPA News, and the EBM Tools Network (co-coordinated by NatureServe and OpenChannels.org), will host a webinar entitled, Protecting the high seas through a new marine biodiversity treaty under UNCLOS, on 26 July 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM CEST.
Reference to the PCA, South China Sea Arbitration Award of 12 July 2016, was dropped from the communique issued by the first meeting of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) foreign ministers since the issue of the Award, following objection by Cambodia. The communique and joint-statement emphasize the peaceful settlement of disputes, and reaffirm the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea.
See the Joint Communiqué of the 49th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, and the Joint Statement of the Foreign Ministers of ASEAN Member States and China on the Full and Effective Implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea.
The City University of London will host a book discussion, entitled, Humanity at Sea: Maritime Migration and the Foundations of International Law, on the 27 July 2016, in room AG21, City University London – College Building (London, UK). The event is free, but registration is required.
The Rotterdam World Port Days will be held from the 2-4 September 2016, with events across the city centre and port area of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Entrance is free, but some excursions require the purchase of a ticket.
For more information, and programme, see here.
The British Institute of International and Comparative Law is holding in London, the UK, an event entitled “Obligations of States in Undelimited Maritime Areas”. This event will analyse and discuss the obligations of States in regard to undelimited areas pending agreement on maritime boundary delimitation. In particular, the event will focus on the obligations of States under Articles 74(3) and 83(3) of UNCLOS to refrain from activities that could jeopardise or hamper the reaching of a final agreement on maritime delimitation. The event occurs on 22 July 2016 and is free to attend, but registration is required. Further information about the venue, the guest speakers and the registration is available here.
The PCA has issued today a unanimous Award in the arbitration instituted by the Republic of the Philippines against the People’s Republic of China. This arbitration concerned the role of historic rights and the source of maritime entitlements in the South China Sea, the status of certain maritime features and the maritime entitlements they are capable of generating, and the lawfulness of certain actions by China that were alleged by the Philippines to violate the UNCLOS. The full text of the Award can be downloaded here. A summary has been provided by the PCA and can be downloaded here.
A new regulation aimed at protecting seafarers who need to enter enclosed spaces, by requiring ships to carry portable atmosphere testing equipment on board, entered into force on 1 July 2016. The new regulation XI-1/7 Atmosphere testing instrument for enclosed spaces in the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), requires ships to carry an appropriate portable atmosphere testing instrument or instruments, capable, as a minimum, of measuring concentrations of oxygen, flammable gases or vapours, hydrogen sulphide and carbon monoxide, prior to entry into enclosed spaces. More information can be found here.
The Piraeus Bar Association is organizing the 9th edition of its International Conference of Maritime Law. This event is the sequel of a tradition established 24 years ago. It will be held in Piraeus from 13 to 15 October 2016 and will deal with Maritime Safety and Security (legal implications to ships, cargo and the human element). Young scholars and practitioners are also invited to participate to an essay competition, the “Young Maritime Prize”. More information about the conference can be found here. The terms to apply for the prize are here. Registration and venue information is to be found here.
On the 23 June 2016, Indonesia ratified the Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (PSMA), having signed on the 22 Nov 2009.
On the 23 June 2016, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines acceded to the Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (PSMA).
for more information, please see the status of the PSMA.
The summer school on European Union and the Law of the Sea (EULoS) will be held for three consecutive years, alternatively, in Italy and Germany. The venue for 2016 will be the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, where the event will take place from 22 August – 2 September 2016.
Additional information, including an outline programme, can be found at http://eu-los.eu.