Author Archives: A. N. Honniball

Conference: High seas – what’s at stake?

The High Seas Alliance and its partners shall host a conference, entitled, La Haute Mer: Quels Enjeux?/High Seas: What’s at Stake?, 21 June 2018, at the Maison des Océans (Paris, France). The event will have simultaneous translation in French and English.

For the programme and registration, see here.

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Conference: Presente e futuro delle aree oltre la giurisdizione nazionale – aspetti sostanziali e procedurali

The Interest Group on the Law of the Sea of the Italian Society of International Law and European Union Law (SIDI) shall host a panel discussion, entitled, Presente e futuro delle aree oltre la giurisdizione nazionale: aspetti sostanziali e procedurali, 6 June 2018, at the University of Ferrara (Ferrara, Italy).

For more information, see the programme.

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Book Launch: Maritime Boundary Delimitation – The Case Law – Is it Consistent and Predictable?

The K.G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea (JCLOS), Peace Palace Library and Le Club de Droit International shall host a book launch, entitled, Maritime Boundary Delimitation: The Case Law; Is it Consistent and Predictable?, 17 May 2018, at the Peace Palace Library (The Hague, The Netherlands). The Panel discussion will include Alex Oude Elferink and Yoshifumi Tanaka.

For more information and registration, see here.

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USA: Stay on shrimp and abalone under SIMP lifted

Mandatory compliance with the USA Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) became effective 1 January 2018, but shrimp and abalone inclusion was stayed until comparable traceability requirements for domestic aquaculture could be established. On 23 April 2018, the stay was lifted and thus shrimp and abalone compliance will be mandatory by 31 December 2018. According to NOAA, “The inclusion of shrimp – the largest US seafood import- and abalone in SIMP nearly doubles the volume and value of imported fish and fish products subject to its requirements, further leveling the playing field for U.S. fishermen, aquaculture producers, and seafood producers around the world who play by the rules”.

For more information see the press release. For other seafood, an “informed compliance” approach ended 9 April 2018.

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Call for papers: International law of the sea and universality

The Law of the Sea Interest Group of the European Society of International Law (LAWSEA IG), shall host a panel, entitled, International Law of the Sea and Universality13 September 2018, at the University of Manchester (Manchester, UK). Abstracts may be submitted until 15 May 2018.

This is part of the pre-conference events scheduled for the 2018 European Society of International Law Conference. For more information, see the LAWSEA IG call for papers.

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Seminar: Analysing the Western Sahara Campaign Case

The Centre for European and International Legal Affairs (CEILA) shall host a lunchtime seminar entitled, Analysing the Western Sahara Campaign Case3 May 2018, at Queen Mary University of London (London, UK). The event will focus discussion on the previously reported CJEU preliminary ruling in Case C-266/16, Western Sahara Campaign UK v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs and Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

For more information and registration, see here.

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IMO: Initial strategy on the reduction of GHG emissions from ships adopted

​The Initial IMO strategy on the reduction of GHG emissions from ships was adopted, 13 April 2018, by the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), during its 72nd session at IMO Headquarters (London, United Kingdom). Previously, MEPC 70 approved a roadmap for developing a Comprehensive IMO strategy on reduction of GHG emissions from ships, scheduled for 2023. The initial strategy includes reduction of carbon intensity (at least 40% by 2030, pursuing efforts towards 70% by 2050), and GHG emissions (at least 50% by 2050 compared to 2008) for international shipping.

See the IMO press briefing. For further information, see the French and EU Commission press releases, and summary of previous IMO work to address GHG emissions.

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