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Webinar: UNCLOS Dispute Settlement System & ITLOS

The CIL Singapore Academy of International Law (CIL eAcademy) 2021 shall host a guest lecture, entitled, UNCLOS Dispute Settlement System & the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), 8 December 2021, Online (Facebook). To watch, see here at 16:00 SGT.

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Symposium: The Rights and Obligations of States in Disputed Maritime Areas

To mark the publication of Youri van Logchem, The Rights and Obligations of States in Disputed Maritime Areas (Cambridge University Press 2021), the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law and Cambridge University Press shall host a Virtual Book Symposium, 12 January 2022, online. For more information see here.

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Vacancy: Regional Legal Advisor at International Committee of the Red Cross

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is currently advertising for a Regional Legal Advisor on Maritime Issues, focusing on the Asia Pacific region and to be based in Bangkok (Thailand). Applications are welcome until 9 January 2022. For more information see here.

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Call for Papers: Exploring Various Legal Methods for Sustainable Development

The Japan Chapter of the Asian Society of International Law will host its 13th Annual Conference, themed, Exploring Various Legal Methods for Sustainable Development: Theoretical and Practical Contributions from Asia, 9 July 2022, in a hybrid format at Yokohama National University (Yokohama, Japan). Paper proposals, including on the law of the sea, are welcome until 28 February 2022. For more information see here.

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Vacancy: Legal Consultant for the International Seabed Authority

The International Seabed Authority (ISA) is seeking a Legal Consultant (January 2022-July 2023) to “identify, prepare, review and revise the phase two standards and guidelines for activities in the international seabed area (the Area) and provide advice for the finalization of the Draft Regulations on Exploitation of Mineral Resources in the Area”. Proposals are welcome until 4 December 2021. For more information see here and here.

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Conference: Beyond the Crisis – Challenges and Opportunities for Law and Development

The Faculty of Law at Nelson Mandela University will host the 5th Law and Development Research Network Conference, entitled, Beyond the Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities for Law and Development, 24 – 26 November 2021, Online. Numerous panels are organised under the sub-theme, the law of the sea and development. For more information see here and the programme.

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Webinar: The Ocean and Small Island Developing States

The Institute of International and European Affairs shall host a webinar in its 2021 Development Matters lecture series, entitled, The Ocean and Small Island Developing States, 16 November 2021, online (Zoom). For more information see here.

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Vacancies: ICJ Judicial Fellowship Programme 2022-2023

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is currently seeking applications for the 2022-2023 Judicial Fellowship Programme of the International Court of Justice. Normally up to 15 applicants are accepted per year for the full-time (10 month) Judicial Fellow positions. Submissions are welcome until 13 February 2022, but only from nominating universities and not individuals. For more information see here. To see the cases currently pending before the ICJ, including numerous law of the sea cases, see here.

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Conference: The Straits of Malacca

The Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA) will organise the 10th MIMA International Conference on the Straits of Malacca 2021, entitled, Straits of Malacca: Safety, Security, Economy, Environmental Protection & Global Interruption in Maritime Trade, 25 November 2021, in a hybrid format (Intercontinental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur/Online). For more information see here.

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Conference: V Congresso do Instituto Brasileiro de Direito do Mar

The Brazilian Institute of Law of the Sea (BILOS) shall host its V Congress of the Brazilian Institute of Law of the Sea on the 11-12 November 2021, online. For more information see the programme and here.

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Book Launch: The Research Handbook on Ocean Acidification Law and Policy

The Permanent Mission of Turkey to the United Nations, together with the Marine & Environmental Law Institute of Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, Centre for International Law at the National University of Singapore, and the University of Sydney, shall host a panel discussion, themed, Climate Change and the Ocean at COP 26/CMA 3, 8 November 2021, online (Zoom), to celebrate the launch of The Research Handbook on Ocean Acidification Law and Policy (Edward Elgar, 2021). For more information see here.

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Antigua and Barbuda/Tuvalu: Accord to Establish Commission of Small Island States on Climate Change & International Law

On 1 November 2021, Prime Minister Gaston Browne (Antigua and Barbuda) and Prime Minister Kausea Natano (Tuvalu) announced the signing of an Accord on 31 October 2021 which establishes a Commission of Small Island Developing States on Climate Change and International Law. The Commission is open to all small island states globally to join. During the Press Conference, the founding members signalled that the Accord authorises the Commission to request an advisory opinion from ITLOS concerning climate change, sea-level rise, protection of the marine environment and international responsibilities. The exact strategy, including potential questions to be put before ITLOS, are to be developed by the Commission. On the advisory opinion jurisdiction of ITLOS, see Articles 16 and 21 of the Statute of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (Annex VI of UNCLOS); Article 138 of the Rules of the Tribunal; and the SRFC Advisory Opinion.

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8th Yeosu Academy of the Law of the Sea

The Korea Maritime Institute is hosting the 8th Yeosu Academy of the Law of the Sea6-15 December 2021, online. Applications are welcome until 21 November 2021. Applicants should be from countries on the DAC List of ODA Recipients by OECD and no fees apply.

For more information see the brochure and here.

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Call for Abstracts: Women in the Law of the Sea

The International Seabed Authority (ISA) shall host a Women in the Law of the Sea Conference, themed, Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Adoption of UNCLOS, in March-June 2022 (dates to be confirmed). Abstracts are welcome until 11 February 2022, with the conference intended to primarily hear from women legal experts working in the field of the law of the sea. For more information see here and here.

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ITLOS: Junior Professional Officer Programme

As of 30 September 2021, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) has established a Junior Professional Officer Programme for young professionals to serve in the Tribunal’s Registry, including the Legal Office. The Guidelines concerning the Junior Professional Officer Programme of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea will govern the programme, which includes the necessity of concluding a memoranda of understanding between the Tribunal and a participating (sponsoring) State for the recruitment of Junior Professional Officer(s) (see Model MoU).

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Call for Applicants: 13th South China Sea International Conference Young Leaders Program

The Diplomatic Academy of Viet Nam is seeking applicants for the Young Leaders Program 2021 under the framework of the 13th South China Sea International Conference, themed, Looking Back to a Brighter Future, 17-20 November 2021, with a follow-up phase until 15 December 2021. Applications are welcome until 11 November 2021. For more information see here.

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Vacancy: Legal Advisor to FFA

The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) is advertising for a full-time Legal Advisor, to be based in Honiara (Solomon Islands). Applications close 8 November 2021. For more information see here.

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Vacancies: Four Malaysia-Australia Maritime Exchange Virtual Fellowships

The Malaysia Institute of Australian National University has announced four DFAT-funded Malaysia-Australia Maritime Exchange Virtual Visiting Research Fellowships, to begin January 2022 and address “research on key maritime issues of interest to Australia, Malaysia and the Southeast Asian region”. This includes two Malaysian-based Fellows (to be hosted virtually by an Australian Institution) and two Australian-based Fellows (to be hosted virtually by a Malaysian institution). Applications are welcome until 30 October 2021. For more information and to apply see here.

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Symposium: Maritime Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific – Upholding the Rule of Law

The Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA) and the Embassy of Japan in Malaysia will host a symposium, entitled, Maritime Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific: Upholding the Rule of Law, 8-10 November 2021, online (Zoom). For more information see here.

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Webinar: Le implicazioni dell’innalzamento del livello del mare sul diritto internazionale

The Interdepartmental Research Center on the Adriatic and the Mediterranean of the University of Macerata (CiRAM) will host a webinar, entitled, Le implicazioni dell’innalzamento del livello del mare sul diritto internazionale/Les implications de l’elevation du niveau de la mer pour le droit international, 12 November 2021, online (Blackboard Collaborate). For more information see here and the programme.

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Webinars: Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships & UNCLOS

The NUS Centre for International Law is hosting a series of webinars on Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) and the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), the first webinar, entitled, MASS and the Marine Environment, will take place 27 October 2021, online (Zoom). For more information see here.

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Call for Evidence: UNCLOS – fit for purpose in the 21st century?

The International Relations and Defence Committee of the UK Parliament is undertaking an inquiry into the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), entitled, UNCLOS: fit for purpose in the 21st century?, including a call for written evidence concerning a series of questions posed by the Committee. Written evidence at this stage is welcome until 12 November 2021. The first oral evidence session will also take place 20 October 2021 and may be watched online.

For more information see the call for evidence.

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Guest Lecture: The Dispute Settlement Regime in UNCLOS

The NUS Centre for International Law eAcademy 2021 shall host a guest lecture, entitled, The Dispute Settlement Regime in the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, 20 October 2021, Online (Facebook). For more information see here.

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Moot Court: NILOS Moot Court Competition 2022

The Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea (NILOS) has announced the third edition of the NILOS Moot Court Competition, with the international rounds scheduled to take place from 9-13 May 2022, online. The Competition Case is expected to be published 15 October 2021 and team registration (free of charge) is open until 15 December 2021. Registration for judges is expected to open soon.

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OSPAR: Designation of North Atlantic Current and Evlanov Sea basin Marine Protected Area

On 1 October 2021, OSPAR held a hybrid ministerial meeting hosted by the Government of Portugal (postponed from June 2020 due to the pandemic), the outcomes of which included a legally binding OSPAR Decision to establish the North Atlantic Current and Evlanov Sea basin Marine Protected Area (NACES MPA). The NACES MPA (595,196 square km) is established in the high seas and seeks to protect a vitally important area for seabirds. For more information see here and here.

For other developments at OSPAR Ministerial 2021, including the adoption of the North-East Altantic Environment Strategy 2030, see here.

Source: OSPAR Commission, NACES MPA

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Conference: Irregular Migrations in Europe – A Perspective from the Sea Basins

The Jean Monnet Network on Migration and Asylum Policies Systems shall host a conference, entitled, Irregular Migrations in Europe: A Perspective from the Sea Basins, 22 October 2021, in a hybrid format (MS Teams/University of A Coruña, Spain). For more information see here.

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Conference: 14th Polar Law Symposium

The Polar Cooperation Research Centre (Kobe University, Japan), Polar Law Institute (University of Akureyri, Iceland), the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law – Arctic Centre (University of Lapland, Finland) and the University of the Arctic and its Arctic Law Thematic Network (Finland) shall co-host the 14th Polar Law Symposium 2021, themed, The Blue Earth, from the Poles, through the Law, 21-23 November 2021, in a hybrid format (Online/Kobe University, Japan). For more information see the provisional program and registration.

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Basel Winter Arbitration School

Arbitration Lab will host the Basel Winter Arbitration School, 6-11 February 2022, at the Law Faculty of the University of Basel (Switzerland). The curriculum includes UNCLOS arbitration. Applications are welcome until 15 November 2021. For more information see here.

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Webinar: Responsibility to the International Community for Marine Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction

The Cambridge International Law JournalLauterpacht Centre for International Law Annual Lecture 2020-2021, entitled, Responsibility to the International Community for Marine Biodiversity beyond National Jurisdiction, will be held 29 October 2021, online (Zoom). For more information see here.

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Calls: In/Ex-clusiveness of International Law

The European Society of International Law (ESIL) is hosting its 17th Annual Conference, themed, In/Ex-clusiveness of International Law, 1-3 September 2022, at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. The main conference will be preceded by various workshops organised by the Society’s Interest Groups, 31 August-1 September 2022. Abstracts are welcome until 31 January 2022. For more information see here.

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World Maritime Day 2021

This year’s World Maritime Day, themed, Seafarers: at the core of shipping’s future, will include various webinars on 30 September 2021. IMO shall host a webinar, entitled, Seafarers: at the core of shipping’s future; UNCTAD and ITF shall host a webinar, entitled, The Crewing Crisis: Seafarers concerns in times of the pandemic and beyond; and AIS Forum shall host a webinar, entitled, Connecting Maritime Governance with the Achievement of the SDGs in Archipelagic and Island States.

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AOSIS: Leaders’ Declaration 2021

On 22 September 2021 the Alliance of Small Islands (AOSIS), during a virtual AOSIS Leaders’ Summit, endorsed The Alliance of Small Islands Leaders’ Declaration 2021. The Leaders’ Declaration focuses on climate change, sustainable development and the ocean. This includes recognising states’ ocean-related responsibilities (preamble), the existing impacts of climate change on SIDS (para. 3), concerns over GHG emissions from shipping and the need for action (para. 15), the BBNJ Agreement process (paras. 39-40), fixed baselines and outer limits of maritime zones – once given due publicity (para. 41), marine plastic pollution –and more generally the need for a new legally binding global agreement on plastic pollution– (paras. 42-43) and enhancing technology transfer, scientific knowledge and recognition of traditional knowledge (para. 44).

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Calls: International Law and Technological Progress

The University of Aberdeen will host a conference, entitled, International Law and Technological Progress Conference 2022, 23-24 June 2022, in a hybrid format. Several law of the sea topics are included in the call, and one could envisage further suitable topics. Abstracts are welcome until 20 December 2021. For more information see here.

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Ecuador: Preliminary Information submission to CLCS

On 20 September 2021 Ecuador submitted, in respect of three regions, its Preliminary information indicative of the outer limits of the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS). For more information see here.

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Webinar: The Ever-Expanding Remit of UNCLOS Tribunals

Rajah & Tann LLP, Fietta LLP, Duxton Hill Chambers, David Grief International Consultancy and the University of Sydney shall host a webinar, entitled, The Ever-Expanding Remit of UNCLOS Tribunals, 6 October 2021, via Zoom. for more information see here.

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Webinar: Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise

The  University of Trento, Faculty of Law shall host a webinar, entitled, Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise: Legal Consequences from the Law of the Sea, Statehood and Affected Persons Perspectives, 1 October 2021, via Zoom. For more information see here and the programme.

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Webinars: MARIPOLDATA Ocean Seminar Series (Sept 21 – Jan 22)

The previously reported monthly webinars, MARIPOLDATA Ocean Seminar Series, hosted by the MARIPOLDATA research project, has released their programme for September 2021 – January 2022. The next event, entitled, Deep-Sea Mining and the International Seabed Authority: Recent Developments, key outstanding issues and contrasting narratives is scheduled for 29 September 2021. For more information see here.

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Webinar: Reconceptualizing the “Spaces” of International Law

Independent International Legal Advocates (IILA), together with the Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL) Seminar at UCLA Law and the International Arbitration Group of Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher LLP, will host a seminar, entitled, Reconceptualizing the “Spaces” of International Law, 28 September 2021, via Zoom. For more information see here.

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Vacancy: PhD Scholarship at the University of New South Wales

The Maritime Security Research Group in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Canberra is currently advertising a PhD candidate position, including scholarship, entitled, Small States and Climate Change Litigation under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. Application are welcome until 15 October 2021. For more information and how to apply see here.

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Webinar: Science before International Tribunals – Deference of Distrust?

The Università di Milano and the Federal University of Minas Gerais shall host a webinar, entitled, Science before International Tribunals: Deference of Distrust?, 1 October 2021, via MS Teams. For more information see the programme and registration.

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Summer Academy on the Continental Shelf 2021

The Summer Academy on the Continental Shelf (SACS), organised by the University of the Faroe Islands and the African Institute on International Law, shall be held 12-18 December 2021 in Arusha, Tanzania. Applications are welcome until 1 October 2021.

For more information see here and the programme.

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Webinar: International Law and Rule of Law Approach in the Indo-Pacific Region

The S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) and the Embassy of Japan shall host a webinar, entitled, International Law and Rule of Law Approach in the Indo-Pacific Region, 28 September 2021, via Zoom. For more information see here.

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Vacancy: Research Fellow (postdoc) at the University of Wollongong

The Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources & Security (ANCORS) at the University of Wollongong (Australia) is currently seeking applicants for a postdoctorate position, entitled, ANCORS Ocean Nexus Fellow, funded by the Nippon Foundation’s Ocean Nexus Program. Applications are welcome until 14 October 2021.

For more information see here.

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Vacancies: UN DOALOS Legal Officers

The Office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations is currently advertising two positions within the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (DOALOS), entitled, (1) Senior Legal Officer and (2) Associate Legal Officer. Applications are welcome until 29 September 2021 and 13 October 2021, respectively.

For more information see positions (1) here and (2) here.

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Book Launch: Marine Plastic Pollution and the Rule of Law

The Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law (NUS) will host a book launch, entitled, Marine Plastic Pollution and the Rule of Law, 20 October 2021, online (Zoom). For more information see here.

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Webinar: How Indonesia Became An Archipelagic State

The next session of the International Law Association (ILA) Mochtar Memorial Lecture Series, entitled, Mochtar and The Law of the Sea – How Indonesia Became An Archipelagic State, will take place 9 September 2021, via Zoom.

For more information see here.

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Chile/Argentina: Continental Shelf Differences

On 23 August 2021 Chile promulgated amendments to Decree 95: Determina Las Áreas Jurisdiccionales Marítimas Nacionales Desde Punta Puga A Islas Diego Ramírez (source), adding reference to the outer limit of the continental shelf and including a map. On 28 August 2021, Argentina’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship issued Press Release 344/21 (source) objecting to this claim and seeking resolution through dialogue.

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Vacancies: Research Assistants at Universität Hamburg

The Faculty of Law at Universität Hamburg is currently advertising two research assistant positions (50%), both with an application deadline of 23 August 2021. The first position concerns the project, entitled, TestArtUp – Road Testing Ocean Artificial Upwelling. The second position concerns the project, entitled, GEOSTOR: Submarine Carbon Dioxide Storage in Geological Formations under the German North Sea.

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Webinars: Law & Nature Dialogues II

The Centre for Environmental Law (Macquarie University) shall host the second session of its Law & Nature Dialogues Webinar Series, via Zoom. The first webinar will be held on 25 August 2021, entitled, Conservation Equity.

For more information see here.

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Call for Papers: The Evolution of the Law of the Sea

The International Association for the Law of the Sea (AssIDMer) will celebrate its 20th Anniversary with a book publication, entitled, The Evolution of the Law of the Sea: Celebrating AssIDMer’s 20th Anniversary. Proposal abstracts are welcome until 30 November 2021 in french or english.

For more information, including the list of thematic areas for contributions, see here.

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