The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law shall host a lecture by Prof. Alexander Proelß (University of Trier) to launch the book, United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: A Commentary, 12 September 2017. Prof. Alina Miron will act as interviewer.
Monthly Archives: August 2017
Ukraine sent a note of protest to the Russian Federation, 11 August 2017, in connection with the introduction by the Russian Federation of a ban on navigation through the Kerch Strait during August and September 2017, related to the construction of a bridge across the Kerch Strait. Ukraine objects to both the ban and construction.
For further information, see here. Also note the pending Dispute Concerning Coastal State Rights in the Black Sea, Sea of Azov, and Kerch Strait (Ukraine v. the Russian Federation), PCA Case No. 2017-06, previously reported here.
Ecuador: Crew of foreign vessel sentenced for possession and transport of protected species within marine reserve
On 13 August 2017 the Chinese Flagged Fu Yuan Yu Leng 999 was boarded by Ecuadorian authorities within the Galapagos Marine Reserve, carrying a reported 300 tons of marine fauna, including hammerhead sharks. On the 27 August 2017 judgement was delivered, sentencing the crew to 1-4 years in prison, a 5.9 million dollar fine, and the confiscation of the vessel for violation of Article 247 of the Código Orgánico Integral Penal.
The International Seabed Authority annual session was held, 31 July-4 August 2017 for the Legal & Technical Commission and 7-18 August 2017 for the 23rd Session, at ISA headquarters (Kingston, Jamaica).
The Warwick Law School and Social Theory Centre shall host a Critical Legal Conference, entitled, Catastrophe, 1-3 September 2017, at the University of Warwick (Coventry, UK). Whilst of broad scope, reflection may be of interest to law of the sea scholars, e.g. Environmental Law, panel 3.