Closing date for applications is 1 June 2020 with the University of Washington (USA) for a Postdoctoral Research Scholarship about Equity and Justice in the ‘Blue Economy’. The position shall be based at the Ocean Nexus Center, EarthLab, as part of a new research program on ocean equity. The scholar is expected to work within a new team of transdisciplinary scholars investigating the relationships between people and the sea, with an explicit aim to address equity and justice issues in the emergent ‘blue economy’ agenda. More information is available here.
Monthly Archives: April 2020
The Centre for International Law (National University of Singapore) will host an e-Conference, entitled, Covid-19: International Law and the Clash of “Rights”?, at 16:00 (SGT) on the 6 May 2020. Discussions will include the emerging challenges and ways forward from the perspective of ocean law and policy.
The Brazilian Institute of Law of the Sea (BILOS) shall host its IV Congress of the Brazilian Institute of Law of the Sea on the 12-13 November 2020 at the University of Caxias do Sul (Caxias do Sul, Brazil). The submission of draft papers is welcome until 1 July 2020. The submission of papers is welcome until 2 August 2020.
Accompanying the previously reported Revised Draft Text of A BBNJ Agreement, the President of the Intergovernmental Conference (IGC) invited delegations to submit by the 3 February 2020 (extended to 20 February 2020) textual proposals for consideration at the fourth session. The secretariat (DOLAS) was requested to produce a compilation of proposals received by that deadline (A/CONF.232/2020/3, para. 9). DOLAS has released two compilations dated 15 April 2020:
- A compilation of textual proposals submitted by delegations for consideration at the fourth session.
- An article-by-article compilation of textual proposals for consideration at the fourth session.
For more information see the documents page for the fourth substantive session.
The International Law Association (Australian Branch) will host a series of Zoom seminars on COVID-19, the first being COVID-19 and Public International Law, to be held at 5:00–5:45 pm (AEST) on the 23 April 2020. Topics include the role of the WHO and it’s Regulations as well as port state jurisdiction relating to cruise ships and dealing with ill passengers and crew.
For more information and registration see here.
The World Economic Forum, in collaboration with the World Resources Institute, is hosting a global online conference for ocean action, the Virtual Ocean Dialogues. The event is scheduled to take place on 1-5 June 2020 as part of the Friends of Ocean Action. Priority topics to be covered include enabling a resilient ocean, how to stem the tide of marine pollution, sustainable food from the ocean, ocean data and science, marine protection and conservation of biodiversity, sustainably and equitably managing the high seas, ocean risk and more. Further information is available here.
The Brazilian Institute for the Law of the Sea (BILOS) will host the second edition of its International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) Moot Court Competition on the 10-11 November 2020 at the University of Caxias do Sul (Caxias do Sul, Brazil).
For further information and registration see here.
The Católica Research Centre for the Future of Law shall host a conference, entitled, Blue Planet Law – Development and Global Ecology, to be held 24-25 September 2020 at the Catholic University of Portugal (Lisbon, Portugal). Abstracts are welcome until 15 May 2020.
For more information see the call for papers.
The Centre de Droit Maritime et Océanique and the Institut Universitaire Mer et Littoral shall host a symposium entitled La pollution des océans par les plastiques. This event takes place 30 November 2020 at the Cité des Congrès (Nantes, France).
March 2020 witnessed 3 further communications being submitted to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) concerning the Partial Submission by Malaysia in the South China Sea. On the 6 March 2020, the Philippines submitted Communication dated 6 March 2020 (Philippines 1) responding to the previously reported Communication dated 12 December 2019 (China). The Philippines also submitted Communication dated 6 March 2020 (Philippines 2) responding to CLCS Submission by the Government of Malaysia. On the 23 March 2020 China submitted Communication dated 23 March 2020 (China) which responds to Philippines Communications 1 and 2.
Update (03/04/2020): On the 30 March 2020 Vietnam submitted Communication dated 30 March 2020 (Viet Nam), responding to China’s Communications, dated 12 December 2019 and 23 March 2020 respectively.