The International Organizations Interest Group (IOIG) of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) shall host its biennial Work-In-Progress Workshop, 15 March 2019, at Seton Hall School of Law (Newark, USA). Abstracts must relate to the study of international organizations, with one signature topic of particular note for law of the sea submissions being Beyond National Jurisdiction: Human Activities in the Oceans, Polar Regions, Cyberspace and Outer Space. Abstract submissions are welcome until 1 December 2018.
For further information see here.
The Chinese (Taiwan) Society of International Law shall host an ILA-ASIL Asia-Pacific Research Forum, entitled, International Law and Emerging Powers: New Policy Challenges in the Asia-Pacific, from 17-18 May 2019 at Howard Civil Service International House (Taipei, Taiwan). Numerous areas of international law suggested by the organizing committee would accommodate law of the sea papers. Paper proposals are welcome until 10 December 2018.
For more information and submission see here and here.
The Ocean Yearbook‘s annual competition for students writing research papers on “marine affairs” is open to submissions until 13 May 2019. The Student Prize 2019 will include publication in a subsequent issue of the Ocean Yearbook. A definition of maritime affairs is included within the call.
For more information on eligibility and submissions, see here.
The Department of Fisheries of the Government of Thailand will host the 6th Global Fisheries Enforcement Training Workshop, entitled, CLOSING THE NET: Global cooperation between flag, coastal, port and market states for effective enforcement of international and domestic law, 18-22 February 2019 (Bangkok, Thailand). Nominations are accepted and evaluated on a rolling basis.
For further information see the prospectus and call for abstracts.
The World Maritime University (WMU) shall host its 3rd International Women’s Conference, entitled, Empowering Women in the Maritime Community, 4-5 April 2018 at WMU (Malmö, Sweden). Topics focused on Sustainable Development Goal 5 and gender equality in maritime and related ocean fields are of particular relevance, but submissions are also welcome with a focus on additional SDGs. Abstract submissions are due by 30 November 2018.
For more information see here.
The Centre for International and Transnational Tendencies in Law at Aarhus University, Denmark, is hosting a workshop on the transnational development and use of legal norms and other instruments of legal relevance that have an impact on the protection of threatened ecosystems. The workshop will focus on transnational and multi-level aspects in environmental governance and regulation of ecosystems’ protection and international conservation of terrestrial and marine areas. One of the topics of the call is “the effectiveness of the different approaches and instruments (including the use of liability concepts) used in the marine protection”. The deadline for abstract submission is 31 August 2018. The workshop is set to happen on 25-26 October 2018. The call for papers may be found here.
Leiden Law School is hosting a conference on The EU as a Global Actor in Maritime Security: Competences – Obligations – Accountability. This event is co-organised by four Interest Groups of the European Society of International Law and takes place on 25 and 26 October 2018 in Leiden, the Netherlands. The aim is to explore what competences the EU has to act in the maritime domain, what obligations it is bound by when doing so, and how judicial oversight can be ensured. Abstracts should not be longer than 500 words and submitted no later than 30 June 2018. Registration to attend the event is open until 15 September 2018. The call for papers may be found here. More information about the event is available here.