Monthly Archives: June 2017

Lecture: The UN Convention for the Law of the Sea and the scramble for the Arctic

As part of the 2017-18 International Order & Justice Lecture Series at Ghent University, Professor Erik Francxk will give a lecture, entitled, The UN Convention for the Law of the Sea and the scramble for the Arctic, 31 October 2017 (Ghent, Belgium). Prior online registration is required. Afterwards, Professor Franckx will take part in a closed seminar with doctoral students. Separate online registration is required.

For more information, see here.

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International Law of the Sea Moot Court Competition 2018-2019

The Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea (NILOS) has announced the first edition of the International Law of the Sea (ILOS) Moot Court Competition, which is scheduled to take place in Utrecht in May 2019. Interested universities will be requested to register by 1 November 2018. Depending on the number of participating teams, the organisers may request the organisation of regional or national rounds.

For further information, please see here and the flyer.

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Convention on Cooperation in the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries: 2007 Amendments enter into force

Significant amendments adopted in 2007 to the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Convention (NAFO), Convention on Cooperation in the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries, entered into force on the 18 May 2017. In practice, many of the obligations have already been provisionally applied.

For more information, see the press release and Convention (ed. 18 May 2017).

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ICPC: recommendation on submarine cable operations in deep seabed mining

On the 23 June 2017, the International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC) has issued Recommendation No. 17, entitled, Submarine Cable Operations in Deep Seabed Mining Concessions Designated by the International Seabed Authority. ICPC Recommendation No. 17 provides procedures for due diligence in the laying and repair of submarine cables in concessions designated by the International Seabed Authority (ISA) for the exploration and/or exploitation of mineral resources in the “Area”.

For more information see the press release and requests for the recommendation can be made here.

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Conference: IUU Fishing – Regulatory and Insurance Aspects

The Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law at Swansea University is organizing a Symposium entitled Illegal Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing- Regulatory and Insurance Aspects Symposium. The event is set to take place on Monday June 26th 2017 in London, the UK. The goal is to raise awareness on the issue of IUU fishing among stakeholders within the London insurance market. Registration and other details can be found here.

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Conference: Maritime Liabilities in a Regional and Global Context – The EU and Beyond

The Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law (Swansea University Law School) shall host a conference, entitled, Maritime Liabilities in a Regional and Global Context: The EU and Beyond, 4-5 September 2017, at Swansea University (Swansea, UK).

For further information (in Welsh and English) see the registration page here, and announcement here.

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Conference: Antarctica Today and Tomorrow

The Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition shall host a conference, entitled, Antarctica Today and Tomorrow, 29 June 2017, at the Oceanographic Institute (Paris, France).

For more information and registration, see here.

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