Monthly Archives: February 2019

Norway: Supreme Court decides on catch of snow crab on the Norwegian continental shelf

The Supreme Court of Norway has rejected the appeals of a Russian captain and a Latvian shipping company that was convicted in the Court of Appeal for having caught snow crab without a Norwegian permit. The catch took place in the fish protection zone at Svalbard, on the Norwegian continental shelf. The Supreme Court stated that the snow crab is a sedentary species within the meaning of the UNCLOS, which the coastal state of Norway, under international law, has the exclusive right to exploit. It also understood that the Svalbard Treaty does not prevent penalising the person who catches without permission and that this applies regardless of nationality. The verdict of 14 February 2019 may be found here (in Norwegian).

Leave a comment

Filed under State Practice

Conference: Oceans & Waterways

Kelley Drye and the World Ocean Council will host a conference, entitled, Oceans & Waterways, on the 8 March 2019 at The Houstonian (Houston, USA). Panels will discuss federal and state legal, regulatory and political developments impacting oceans, waterways, and their uses.

For more information and registration, see here.

Leave a comment

Filed under Events

Conference: Fourth Hamburg International Environmental Law Conference

Internationaler Umweltrechtstag Hamburg e.V. shall host the Fourth Hamburg International Environmental Law Conference, entitled, Of Ships and of Shores, of Ports and of Profits – Responsible Maritime Governance, 4-5 April 2019, at the Bucerius Law School (Hamburg, Germany).

For more information see here and the programme.

1 Comment

Filed under Events

Conference: International Law Year in Review 2019

The NUS Centre for International Law (CIL) shall host a conference, entitled, CIL International Law Year in Review Conference 2019, 1 March 2019, at the Novotel (Singapore). The event includes a discussion for the book launch of The Timor-Leste/Australia Conciliation: A Victory for UNCLOS and Peaceful Settlement of Disputes.

For more information, see here and the programme.

Leave a comment

Filed under Events

Call for abstracts: 12th Polar Law Symposium

The 12th Polar Law Symposium, entitled, The Fundamental Principles of Polar Law, will be held at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (University of Tasmania, Australia), 1-4 December 2019. Abstracts may be submitted until the 3 April 2019.

For more information, including submissions for the PCRC-ArCS Special Session, see here.

Leave a comment

Filed under Calls, Events

Workshop: BBNJ – Toward Development of a Balanced, Effective and Universal International Agreement

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the World Maritime University (WMU) shall host an international workshop, entitled, Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ): Toward Development of a Balanced, Effective and Universal International Agreement, on the 7 February 2019 at the High Court (Malmö, Sweden).

For more information and registration, see here.

Leave a comment

Filed under Events

IFLOS Summer Academy 2019

The 13th session of the IFLOS Summer Academy at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea will be held from 21 July to 16 August 2019. Applicants should hold a Master’s degree (LL.M. or equivalent) and have advanced knowledge of public international law, the law of the sea or maritime law. The deadline for the reception of applications is 30 April 2019 (postal). For more information, see here.

Two fellowships for candidates are available under the ISA/Marawa 2019 Training Programme. For more information and to apply, see here.

Leave a comment

Filed under Courses