Monthly Archives: November 2016

Conference: Symposium on the South China Sea Award

The Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea (NILOS) and the Utrecht Centre for Water Ocean and Sustainability Law (UCWOSL) organize a symposium discussing the pertinent legal issues arising from the PCA Award on The South China Sea Arbitration (The Republic of Philippines v. The People’s Republic of China). The symposium will take place at the Raadzaal of the Utrecht University School of Law (Achter Sint Pieter 200) on 7 December 2016. The programme of the event can be found here.

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IOC: 2nd International Conference on Marine Spatial Planning

The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will hold its second international conference on Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) at UNESCO headquarters in Paris (France) from 15-17 March 2017. The conference is being jointly organised with the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG-MARE) of the European Commission. More information is available here.

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Conference: White Space – Blue Future

The Arctic Frontiers conference, entitled, White Space – Blue Future, will be held 22-27 January 2017, in Tromsø (Norway). A number of presentations will touch upon legal matters.

For more information see here, and registration (fees apply) here.

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Conference: Ecosystem based management in the Arctic

The Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law will host a colloquium, entitled, Ecosystem based management in the Arctic, from 1-2 December 2016, at the University of Oslo.

For more information and registration (fees apply), please see here.

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EU: Joint Communication on Oceans Governance

On the 10th November 2016, the EU Commission and the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy adopted a Joint Communication, entitled, International ocean governance: an agenda for the future of our oceans.

For further information see here, and the Joint Communication here.

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ITLOS: Tribunal has jurisdiction over The M/V “Norstar” Case (Panama v. Italy)

The Judgment of the Tribunal on the Preliminary Objections raised by Italy on 11 March 2016 in The M/V “Norstar” Case (Panama v. Italy) was delivered today. The Tribunal finds that it has jurisdiction to adjudicate the dispute and decides that Panama’s application is admissible. According to the Application, the dispute concerns the arrest and detention of the M/V “Norstar”, a Panamanian-flagged oil tanker. More details can be found in the Tribunal’s Judgement.

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