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Call for Posts: Ocean Governance

The Center for International Maritime Security and Stable Seas are seeking posts for their online symposium, entitled, Ocean Governance. Submissions are welcome until 13 July 2020. This call forms part of the wider Project Trident.

For more information see the call for posts.

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Essay Competition: Future Maritime Leaders 2020

The Global Maritime Forum welcomes submissions for its Future Maritime Leaders essay competition, addressing the question, Over the next decade, how can the maritime sector continue to contribute to realizing the Sustainable Development Goals? Submissions are welcome until 21 June 2020.

For more information see here.

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Call for Abstracts: International Law and Marine Bioprospecting in a Nordic Context

The Department of Law at the University of Gothenburg, the Law of the Sea Institute of Iceland and the the Norwegian Centre for the Law of the Sea shall host a conference, entitled, International Law and Marine Bioprospecting in a Nordic Context, 12-13 October 2020 at the University of Gothenburg (Gothenburg, Sweden) and/or online. Abstracts are welcome until 15 June 2020.

For more information see here.

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Call for Papers: CMI Young Persons’ Essay Prize

The Comité Maritime International (CMI) invites submissions for the 2020 Young Persons’ Essay Prize for original unpublished writing in the field of maritime law. Submissions are welcome until 30 May 2020.

For more information see the Flier, CMI Essay Prize Rules and the changes in rules due to Covid-19.

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Call for Papers: IV Congresso do Instituto Brasileiro de Direito do Mar

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.

For further information and the different participation routes see the conference announcement, the call for drafts and the call for papers.

 

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Call for papers: Blue Planet Law – Development and Global Ecology

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.

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Call for papers: Iranian Review for Law of the Sea and Maritime Policy

The Iranian Review for Law of the Sea and Maritime Policy has launched a call for papers. The journal is published bianually in English by the Imam Khomeini Maritime Sciences University and features articles in French in every volume. A wide range of topics within the wider Law of the Sea, Maritime Policy and Maritime Law and Regulation fields is welcome.

More information is available in the call.

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Call for papers: Conflits d’usages en mer et droit de l’Union européenne

Deadline for submission of papers (in French) is 1 June 2020 with the Centre d’Études et de Recherches Internationales et Communautaires (CERIC) and the Institut du droit économique de la mer (INDEMER) to a colloquium entitled Conflits d’usages en mer et droit de l’Union européenne (Conflicting uses of the sea and EU law). The event is set to happen 19-20 November 2020 at Aix-Marseille Université (France). More information is available here.

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Call for Abstracts: 2020 Polar Law Symposium

The Polar Cooperation Research Centre (Kobe University), the Polar Law Institute (University of Akureyri), the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law – Arctic Centre (University of Lapland) and the University of the Arctic and its Arctic Law Thematic Network (Finland) shall host the 13th Polar Law Symposium, themed, The Rule of Law in the Polar Regions, 23-25 November 2020 at Kobe University (Kobe, Japan). Abstracts are welcome until 31 March 2020.

for further information see the call for abstracts and the website.

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Call for Papers: Environmental Law and Governance

The Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law & Governance (SCELG) shall host the VIII Strathclyde Postgraduate Colloquium on Environmental Law and Governance, 19 June 2020, at the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, United Kingdom). Abstracts (including those addressing oceans law) are welcome until 31 March 2020.

For further information see here.

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Call for Papers: 11th Annual Conference of AsianSIL-JP

The Japan Chapter of the Asian Society of International Law (AsianSIL-JP) shall host their 11th Annual Conference, with the theme, Whither Eastern Asian Liberals?: The Aspirations and Anxieties of International Law in Taiwan, Korea, and Japan, 12 July 2020 at Yokohama National University (Yokohama, Japan). Abstracts, including those focused on law of the sea, are welcome until 29 February 2020.

For more information see the call for papers.

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Call for Papers: Sustainable Europe and its Global Reach

The Maastricht Centre for European Law shall host a workshop, entitled, Sustainable Europe and its Global Reach, 15-16 October 2020 at Maastricht University (Maastricht , The Netherlands). Abstracts are welcome until 31 May 2020.

For further information, see here.

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Call for Contributions: Climate Justice Symposium

Völkerrechtsblog shall host a symposium entitled, Climate Justice, in May 2020. Given the effects already being felt on the marine environment and related societies, numerous contributions from the perspective of the law of the sea would be suitable. Submissions are welcome until 31 March 2020.

For further information see here.

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Call for abstracts: Power Politics of Nature

Deadline for submission of abstracts is 16 March 2020 with the European International Studies Association (EISA) for the 2020 Pan-European International Studies Conference. This year’s edition overarching theme is Power Politics of Nature, which features a thematic session entitled Politics of Ocean and Polar Regions. The session shall include panels on EU maritime security and governance, on the politics of global ocean waterways, on membership, authority and change in ocean governance institutions, and on the governance on regional marine ecosystems. The Conference takes place on 16-19 September 2020, at Msida, University of Malta. More information is available here.

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Call for Papers: Challenges for Law and Development – Responses

The Law and Development Research Network shall hold its fifth annual conference, entitled, Challenges for Law and Development: Responses, 21-23 September 2020, at Nelson Mandela University (Port Elizabeth, South Africa). Law of the sea scholars may be interested in track 2. Submissions are welcome until 9 March 2020.

For more information see the call for papers and website.

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ISA SG Award for Excellence in Deep Sea Research

The International Seabed Authority’s Secretary-General Award for Excellence in Deep Sea Research is intended to recognize and encourage the achievements of young researchers from developing countries who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of scientific knowledge of the deep sea environment or to the development of environmentally sustainable regulatory frameworks. Nominations and applications are open until 29 April 2020.

For further information see here and here.

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Conference: Maritime Law & Policy Postgraduate Research

The London Universities Maritime Law and Policy Research Group will host the 11th Maritime Law & Policy International Postgraduate Research Conference, 3 April 2020, at City, University of London (London, UK). Details for submitting abstracts is forthcoming.

For further information see here.

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Call for Papers: Environmental Crimes

The Common Good Foundation, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, The Center for World Indigenous Studies, The Jersey Law Commission, and The Resolution Journal, shall host the 2nd Environmental Crimes Conference, 1-2 October 2020 in Saint Helier (United Kingdom). Abstracts are welcome until 6 March 2020.

For more information see here.

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Call for abstracts: Sustainable Ocean Project

The Sustainable Ocean Project is holding its final conference on 3-4 September 2020 in Utrecht (the Netherlands). This project has been dealing with the following overarching research question since 2015: how can the law contribute to the sustainable use of the oceans and strike a balance between competing interests at sea? 

The conference will be structured around four interrelated themes:

  1. Due diligence as obligation and/or balancing standard;
  2. Balancing principles in international law interpretation;
  3. The role of regionalism in the accommodation of multiple interests;
  4. The role of state consent and the participation of other actors in international law-making and law implementation.

Abstracts are accepted until 30 March 2020. More information is available here.

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Call for Papers: Solidarity in the Context of Natural Resources Management

The ESIL Interest Group on International Environmental Law shall host an event at the 2020 ESIL Research Forum, entitled, Solidarity in the Context of Natural Resources Management, 23 April 2020 at the University of Catania (Catania, Italy). Track I may be of interest to law of the sea scholars. Abstracts are welcome until 14 February 2020.

For more information see the call for papers.

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Call for Papers: Beyond National Jurisdiction

The American Society of International Law, the Australia and New Zealand Society of International Law, the Canadian Council on International Law, and the Japanese Society of International Law shall host the Eighth International Four Societies Conference, entitled, Beyond National Jurisdiction, 16-17 June 2020, at UC Berkeley School of Law (Berkeley, USA). Applications are welcome until 31 January 2020.

For more information (including membership requirements) see the call for abstracts.

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Call for Papers: Contemporary Challenges of International Environmental Law

The University of Ljubljana Faculty of Law shall host a conference, entitled, Fourth Contemporary Challenges of International Environmental Law Conference, 20-21 April 2020, at the University of Ljubljana (Ljubljana, Slovenia). Abstracts for papers and posters are welcome until 30 January 2020. Numerous suggested topics could be addressed from a law of the sea perspective.

For further information see here.

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Call for Papers: AsianSIL Regional Conference 2020 & Junior Scholars’ Conference 2020

The Nepalese Society of International Law and the Nepal Chapter of AsianSIL shall host the Regional Conference of the Asian Society of International Law (AsianSIL) 2020, entitled, Power and the Development of International Law: Asian Perspectives, on the 6 June 2020 in Kathmandu (Nepal). The Junior Scholars’ Conference 2020, entitled, New Challenges in International Law, will be held 5 June 2020 in Kathmandu (Nepal). A non-exhaustive list of topics is included in the call for papers, including numerous law of the sea interests. Abstracts are welcome until 15 February 2020.

For more information see the call for papers.

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Call for papers: The Future of International Environmental Law and the Law of the Sea

The Oceans and International Environmental Law Interest Group of the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law and the New Zealand Centre for Public Law are hosting a workshop entitled The Future of International Environmental Law and the Law of the Sea. Submissions of papers for this event are welcome until 20 January 2020. The event takes place on 16 – 17 April 2020, at Victoria University of Wellington (Wellington, New Zealand).

For further information see here.

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Call for papers: Changes in international lawmaking – actors, processes, impact

The 16th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law, entitled, Changes in international lawmaking: actors, processes, impact, will be held 10-12 September 2020 at Stockholm University (Stockholm, Sweden). All agoras could be addressed from a law of the sea perspective, although of particular interest is Agora 1: The Order of the Oceans and Changes in Lawmaking. Abstracts are welcome until  31 January 2020.

The Law of the Sea Interest Group anticipates holding a workshop on the 9 September 2020. The IG usually posts a call for abstract on its website here.

For further information see the main conference website call for papers.

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Call for papers: EU contribution to the protection of biological resources in marine areas of international interest

The Spanish Association of International Law and International Relations Professors (AEPDIRI), together with the University of Córdoba, is accepting paper submissions for a conference entitled The European Union’s contribution to the protection of biological resources in marine areas of international interest.

The event shall have a special focus on Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction. A first panel will address the protection of fishery resources in the exclusive economic zone, assessing whether the EEZ has served the purpose of preserving marine living resources. A second panel will examine the protection of fishery resources in the high seas from a regulatory and practical perspective. A third panel will focus on the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction, including the UNCLOS instrument currently under negotiation. A fourth panel will study the environmental problems affecting the protection of biological resources in the polar areas.

The papers must be submitted before 8 December 2019. The event is set to happen in Córdoba, Spain, on 16-17 April 2020. The program is available here.

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Call for Papers: Global Effects of Plastic Waste in a Consumer Society

The Law Review Symposium Committee of the California Western Law Review and International Law Journal seek articles for the symposium issue of the journals, entitled, Wasted: The Global Effects of Plastic Waste in a Consumer Society. All authors of manuscripts selected for publication will be invited to the symposium conference, 14 March 2020, at the California Western School of Law (San Diego, USA). Abstracts are welcome until 17 November 2019.

For more information see the call for papers and website.

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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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Call for Papers: Environmental Crimes Law Conference 2019

The Common Good Foundation in partnership with The Resolution Centre, Jersey Law Commission, and The Resolution Journal, shall host a conference, entitled, Environmental Crimes Law Conference, 31 October – 1 November 2019, in Saint Helier, Jersey. Abstracts are welcome until 6 September 2019.

For more information see here.

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Call for papers: The Law of the Blue Economy – International and South Asian Perspectives

The Second Biennial Conference of the South Asia International Economic Law Network (SAIELN), entitled, The Law of the Blue Economy: International and South Asian Perspectives, will be held 27-28 July 2019 in Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala, India). Abstracts are welcome until 27 May 2019.

For more information see here, and submissions here.

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Call for abstracts: The Rule of Law for Oceans

The Research Group on International Law and Governance (University of Oslo) and the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) shall host a conference, entitled, The Rule of Law for Oceans, 4-5 November 2019 at the University of Oslo (Oslo, Norway). Abstracts accompanied by a short resume are accepted until 15 August 2019.

For more information see here.

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Call for Papers: South Asia in the Era of International Courts and Tribunals

The Faculty of Legal Studies at South Asian University shall host a conference, entitled, South Asia in the Era of International Courts and Tribunals, 28–29 February 2020, at South Asian University (New Delhi, India). The submission of abstracts is welcome until 30 June 2019.

For more information see the website and call for papers.

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Call for papers: The contribution of the case-law of international courts and tribunals to the development of international law

The Portuguese branch of the International Law Association shall host a regional ILA conference, entitled, The contribution of the case-law of international courts and tribunals to the development of international law, 19-20 September 2019, at the University of Minho Law School (Braga, Portugal). Topics include the contribution of ITLOS to the development of the law of the sea. Abstracts are welcome until the 15 June 2019.

For more information see here.

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Call for papers: III TRAMEREN’s International Conference

The Transatlantic Maritime Emissions Research Network is welcoming abstract submissions for a conference on Arctic Environmental and Climate Change Governance.  The event will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, on June 11-12, 2019. The conference seeks to explore environmental governance in the Arctic by examining institutions, actors and interactions in emerging issues in Arctic ocean governance, such as conservation of marine living resources, the use of the marine Arctic for extractive industries, climate change impacts, and maritime transport issues. Deadline for submissions is April 20, 2019. More information is available here.

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Call for Papers: Globalization of Environmental Law and the Role of Emerging Economies

The Environmental Law Center of the University of Cologne and its co-organizers shall host a workshop, entitled, Globalization of Environmental Law and the Role of Emerging Economies, 6 April 2019, at the University of Cologne (Germany). Numerous topics could be approached with a law of the sea angle. Submissions are welcome until 15 March 2019.

For more information, see the call for papers.

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Call for abstracts: 12th Polar Law Symposium

The 12th Polar Law Symposium, entitled, The Fundamental Principles of Polar Law, will be held at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (University of Tasmania, Australia), 1-4 December 2019. Abstracts may be submitted until the 3 April 2019.

For more information, including submissions for the PCRC-ArCS Special Session, see here.

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Call for papers: ESIL Conference, Agora I

The European Society of International Law (ESIL) is hosting its 15th Conference in Athens, Greece on 12-14 September 2019. The theme of the event is “Sovereignty: a concept in flux?” and Agora I, is entitled “Beyond Sovereignty: ABNJ and the LoS”. Possible topics for discussion include the discovery of commercially valuable genetic and biochemical resources, or the use of the Area Based Management Tools, including Marine Protected Areas. The call for papers may be found here. Deadline for submission of abstracts is 31 January 2019. More information is available here.

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Call for Papers: International Organizations Workshop

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.

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Call for Papers: International Law and Emerging Powers – New Policy Challenges in the Asia-Pacific

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.

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Call for papers: Ocean Yearbook Student Prize 2019

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.

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Call for abstracts: The 6th Global Fisheries Enforcement Training Workshop

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 law18-22 February 2019 (Bangkok, Thailand). Nominations are accepted and evaluated on a rolling basis.

For further information see the prospectus and call for abstracts.

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Call for Papers: Empowering Women in the Maritime Community

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.

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Call for papers: Tendencies in Legal Approaches and Instruments for the Protection of Ecological Systems

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.

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Call for papers: The EU as a Global Actor in Maritime Security

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.

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Call for papers: Recent Developments on the Law of the Sea

The Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Center for Rule of Ocean Law Studies and Center for Polar and Deep Ocean Development) is hosting an international symposium entitled “Recent Development on the Law of the Sea”. The event will be held 1-2 November 2018 in Shanghai, China. The respective call for papers mentions three themes: BBNJ and Area Based Management Tools, Deep Seabed Mining: Theoretical and Practical Issues and The Polar Regions: Law and Governance. Draft Papers are due 15 August 2018. More information about the themes and the deadlines is available here.

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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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Call for papers: Congress of Maritime, Port and Customs Law

The Maritime Law Academy in Santos, Brazil, has published a call for papers for its 2nd Congress of Maritime, Port and Customs Law. The event is set to take place on 26-28 of July 2018. Papers may focus on topics such as shipping contracts, sovereignty and jurisdiction at sea, oil and gas, environmental law as well as port and customs law. Papers may be sent in Portuguese, Spanish or English. They should be sent until 26 of April 2018. More information is available here (in Portuguese).

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Call for abstracts: Beyond the coast 2018

The Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) shall host a conference on the future of the UK offshore marine environment, entitled, Beyond the Coast 2018, to be held, 26-27 June 2018, at the University of Hull (Hull, UK). Abstracts for 2 minute presentations and posters are welcome until 16 April 2018.

For more information see the draft programme. For registration and submission see here.

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Call for papers: Frontiers in Ocean Environmental Governance: Private Actors, Public Goods

The Center for Enterprise Liability (CEVIA), the Center for International Law, Conflict and Crisis (CILCC), the Frank Guarini Center, the Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), and the European Network Ocean Governance for Sustainability (OceanGov) are welcoming proposals for paper presentations at the II TRAMEREN’s International Conference entitled Frontiers in Ocean Environmental Governance: Private Actors, Public Goods. The event will feature five thematic sessions: Emerging Issues in International Oceans Governance and Private Actors, Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Resource Use, Maritime Transport, The Arctic and Seabed Management. This will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 17-18 September 2018 and proposals answering this call should be submitted by 15 May 2018. More information is available here.

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