Monthly Archives: September 2019

UN: Global Compact Sustainable Ocean Principles

On the 23 September 2019 the meeting of the UN Global Compact Action Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business formally launched the Sustainable Ocean Principles. The principles recognize the shared responsibility of businesses to ensure a healthy oceans.

For more information see the UN Global Compact and the Sustainable Ocean Principles.

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ITLOS: Mauritius/Maldives dispute submitted to special chamber

The Republic of Mauritius and the Republic of Maldives transmitted a special agreement and notification to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea to submit their dispute concerning the delimitation of the maritime boundary in the Indian Ocean to a special chamber of the Tribunal to be constituted pursuant to article 15, paragraph 2, of the Statute of the Tribunal. The Parties agreed to transfer the arbitral proceedings instituted on 18 June 2019 by Mauritius under Annex VII of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea to a special chamber of the Tribunal. The Special Agreement, the Order and the press release are available here.

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Call for papers: Bringing the “human problem” back into transnational law

The Transnational Law Institute of King’s College London and the International Law Department of the Graduate Institute Geneva shall co-organize a workshop, entitled, Bringing the “human problem” back into transnational law: The example of corporate (ir)responsibility, 19-20 March 2020, at King’s College London (London, UK). Many of the suggested thematic areas will be of interest to those working in the law of the sea. Abstracts welcome until 1 October 2019.

For more information, see here.

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Call for papers: Ocean Yearbook Student Prize 2020

The Ocean Yearbook’s annual competition for students writing research papers on “marine affairs” is open for submissions until 15 May 2020. Sole-authored student papers submitted for the competition must be nominated by the instructor or supervisor of the course taken by the student, and must have been submitted for the course within the last 12 months of the competition’s annual entry date.

For more information on eligibility and submissions, see here.

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Workshop: Biofouling Management for Sustainable Shipping

The 4th ANZPAC Workshop on Biofouling Management for Sustainable Shipping, will be held 30 September – 4 October 2019, at the Melbourne Conference & Exhibition Centre (Melbourne, Australia). Several panels touch upon regulations and requirements. This event is held alongside the 1st GEF-UNDP-IMO GloFouling R&D Forum and Exhibition on Biofouling Management.

For more information see here and the programme.

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Sustainable Ocean Summit 2019

The World Ocean Council is presenting another edition of the Sustainable Ocean Summit, themed “Investing In Ocean Futures: Finance and Innovation for the Blue Economy”. This year’s event will take place in Paris, France, on November 20-22, 2019. Aside from plenary sessions, the summit will also feature workshops; one of them is entitled Assessing Threat, Risk and Environmental Impacts to Biodiversity in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction: Solutions, Best Practices and International Collaboration. Side events may also be proposed to the organizers. The program of the event is available here.

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Workshop: Les îles et le droit international

The Université Paris 8 is hosting a workshop entitled Les îles et le droit international“(Islands and International Law). The event includes presentations on new islands, territorial sovereignty, artificial islands and environmental/cultural risks. The event is set to happen in Paris, France, on 30 September 2019. More information is available here.

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