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Workshop: Maritime Boundary Delimitation

The Centre for International Law (CIL) of the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) of the University of Wollongong shall host the 2022 edition of their workshop, Maritime Boundary Delimitation: The Interplay between Geography and International Law, 6-8 December 2022, at NUS (Singapore). For more information see here.

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Courses: International Maritime and Transport Law

The Inter University Centre of Dubrovnik (Croatia) is hosting a course entitled International Maritime and Transport Law Transport Law De Lege Ferenda. The course takes place 5-9 September 2022. Applications are open here; more information is available here and in the course program.

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9th Yeosu Academy of the Law of the Sea

The Korea Maritime Institute is hosting the 9th Yeosu Academy of the Law of the Sea, 24 October – 4 November 2022, in Yeosu (Republic of Korea). Applications are welcome until 21 August 2022. Applicants should be from developing countries and those who are “engaged in maritime-related work”. No fees apply. For more information see here.

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Virtual Course: Ocean Governance for Sustainable Marine Ecosystems

The Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research,  International Ocean Institute (IOI) and German Development Institute (DIE) shall host a virtual training course, entitled, Ocean Governance for Sustainable Marine Ecosystems, 19-30 September 2022. Applications are welcomed until 15 July 2022, and applications from scholars from “tropical countries” are especially welcomed. For more information see here.

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Summer School: EULoS 2022

The Jean Monnet Chair on International and European Law of the Sea (IELoS) shall host the eight edition of the EULoS Summer School, European Union and the Law of the Sea29 August – 9 September 2022, in Genoa, Italy. Applications are welcome on a rolling basis.

For more information see the EULoS website.

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Courses: Kadir Has Law of the Sea Summer Academy 2022

Kadir Has University in Istambul (Turkey) is hosting this years edition of its international law of the sea summer academy on 18-29 June 2022. The theme is the 40 years of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Registration is now open with early application deadline by 15 May 2022; the program and further information is available here.

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IFLOS Summer Academy 2022

The International Foundation for the Law of the Sea (IFLOS) shall host the 2022 Session of the IFLOS Summer Academy7 August – 2 September 2022, at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (Hamburg, Germany). Applications are welcome until 15 May 2022.

For more information, see here.

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2022 Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy

The 2022 session of the Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy has been scheduled for 3-22 July 2022. The deadline to submit an application is 29 April 2022. For more information, fees and application documents please see here. The Academy has a small number of extremely competitive scholarships available that are offered based on high academic merit and financial need.

Furthermore, see the Rhodes Academy Submarine Cables Writing Award sponsored by The International Cable Protection Committee the winner of which is awarded a full scholarship to the Rhodes Academy. Information on the 2022 Rhodes Academy Submarine Cables Writing Award is not yet available.

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Courses: IMLI Course on Law of Ports 2022

The IMO International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) is hosting a Course on the Law of Ports. This course emphasizes the importance of the work of the IMO for the efficient management of ports and the effective implementation by States of their obligations acquired under international treaties. It addresses many aspects of port operations, as well as numerous areas covered by IMO conventions and prescriptions which are of vital importance to the Law of Ports, including security, safety, marine environment protection, and trade facilitation. Applications are open until 25 January 2022. More information is available here.

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Course: Law of the Sea & Climate Change

The Singapore Cooperation Programme shall host an online course, entitled, Law of the Sea and Climate Change, 7-11 February 2022. Nominations (mid- to senior-level government officials working in port and maritime-related roles) from eligible countries are welcome until 10 January 2022.

For more information see here.

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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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Courses: The Establishment of the Outer Limits of the Continental Shelf

The China Institute of Boundary and Ocean Studies (CIBOS) of Wuhan University is hosting a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on “The Establishment of the Outer Limits of the Continental Shelf: Science, Technology and Law”. This event is taking place through October and November 2021. This MOOC aims to introduce the legal regime of the continental shelf and the work of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS). Registration is open here.

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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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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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Workshop: Global Ocean Governance in the New Era

The Xiamen University Center for Oceans Law and the China Seas and the China Institute for Marine Affairs, Ministry of Natural Resources, will host an international training workshop, entitled, Global Ocean Governance in the New Era, 13-17 September 2021, online.

For more information and registration see here.

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Summer School: EU LoS 2021

The Jean Monnet Chair on International and European Law of the Sea (IELoS) shall host the seventh edition of the EULoS Summer School, European Union and the Law of the Sea30 August – 10 September 2021, in a hybrid format: online and in Genoa, Italy. Applications are welcome on a rolling basis.

For more information see the EULoS website.

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E-Course: Law of the Sea

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law will host the next edition of their short course, entitled, Law of the Sea, 22 September-20 October 2021, online. 3 scholarships are available at BIICL.

For more information see here.

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E-Course: Alternative Resolutions to Maritime Boundary Disputes

The Centre for International Law (CIL) of the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) of the University of Wollongong shall host the 2021 CIL-ANCORS e-Training Course on Alternative Resolutions to Maritime Boundary Disputes, 20-24 September 2021, online (Zoom).

This course is organized in conjunction with the Expanded ASEAN Maritime Forum (EAMF) and enjoys the support of the US Department of State and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore. A certain number of places will be reserved for participants from the EAMF countries, and sponsorships are available for a limited number of participants from some of the EAMF countries.

For more information see here.

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2021 Yeosu Academy of the Law of the Sea

The Korea Maritime Institute is hosting the 2021 Yeosu Academy of the Law of the Sea, 5-14 July 2021, online. Applications are welcome until 20 June 2021. Applicants should be from countries on the DAC List of ODA Recipients by OECD and no fees apply.

For more information see here.

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Kadir Has International Law of the Sea Summer Academy

Kadir Has University shall host an International Law of the Sea Summer Academy, 28 June-9 July 2021, online. Early bird admission (reduced fees) is available until 14 April 2021.

For more information see the syllabus and admission.

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Courses: Introduction to the International Law of the Sea

Utrecht University will host a summer school, entitled, Introduction to the International Law of the Sea. The course will look at the maritime zones, their extent, substantive regime (including the rights of third States), and maritime boundary delimitation in case of overlapping claims. Students will see whether law is an effective tool for marine environmental protection. Students will also look in particular at international fisheries law, and offshore energy production. Another session will be devoted to dispute settlement in the law of the sea. In looking at recent development the course will have a session on future developments of the law of the sea, including the feasibility of the development of an instrument for the governance of areas beyond national jurisdiction.

The course shall take place online, on 12 July 2021 – 16 July 2021. Applications are open until 2 July 2021. More information is available here.

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Courses: International Law of the Sea

The Singapore Cooperation Programme shall host an online course, entitled, International Law of the Sea, 14-18 June 2021. Nominations (mid- to senior-level government officials who deal with issues related to the Law of the Sea) from eligible countries are welcome until 17 May 2021.

For more information see here.

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Workshop: PROBLUE Ocean Governance Capacity Building Program

The World Bank’s Blue Economy Program PROBLUE is organizing the Ocean Governance Capacity Building Program. This workshop shall be held online and is tailored for the Pacific Ocean region; similar online courses are being planned for East Africa and West Africa, as well as possibly Latin America and the Caribbean. The objective of the training program is to enhance the capacity of government officials, staff of partner organizations, and other stakeholders on ocean governance by providing training on international law related to oceans and the legal framework for the blue economy, including relevant regional conventions.

This online course provides an introduction to global ocean governance, including a primer on public international law related to the oceans and the international legal framework for the blue economy. It is centered on the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and related instruments addressing fisheries, marine pollution, conservation and biodiversity, climate change, maritime transport and shipping, marine scientific research, and activities in the Area, among other topics.

Deadline for submitting applications is 8 March 2021. Further information is available here.

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Scholarships: Türkiye Scholarship Program 2021

The University of Ankara (Turkey) informs that candidates may apply to the “Türkiye Scholarship Program” for DEHUKAM Master’s (LLM) / PhD Program in the Sea and Maritime Law. This program offers scholarships to students from all over the world to study in Turkey. Closing date for applications is 20 February 2021. More information is available here; the brochure of the program is available here.

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IFLOS Summer Academy 2021

The International Foundation for the Law of the Sea (IFLOS) shall host the fourteenth session of the IFLOS Summer Academy, 1-27 August 2021, at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (Hamburg, Germany). Applications are welcome until 30 April 2021.

For more information, see here.

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ITLOS – Nippon Foundation Capacity Building and Training Programme 2021-2022

The ITLOS – Nippon Foundation Capacity-Building and Training Programme on Dispute Settlement under UNCLOS19 July 2021 – 31 March 2022, to be held at the seat of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (Hamburg, Germany), is welcoming applications until 5 April 2021.

For more information see the flyer and website.

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Rhodes Academy 2021 & Submarine Cables Writing Award

The twenty-fifth session of the Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy has been rescheduled to 4-23 July 2021. The deadline to submit an application is 12 April 2021. For more information, fees and application documents please see here.

Furthermore, see the Rhodes Academy Submarine Cables Writing Award sponsored by The International Cable Protection Committee which is welcoming submissions until 1 April 2021.

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E-Course: Climate Change and Law of the Sea

The Singapore Cooperation Programme, under the auspices of the Japan-Singapore Partnership Programme for the 21st Century (JSPP21), shall host an online course, entitled, Climate Change and Law of the Sea, 11-15 January 2021. Nominations (mid- to senior-level government officials who work on issues related to the Law of the Sea) from eligible countries are welcome until 21 December 2020.

For more information see here.

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MOOC: Marine Litter

UN Environment Programme and Open Universiteit shall host a Massive Open Online Course, entitled, Marine Litter, beginning 26 October 2020. The Leadership Track includes 10 available languages, while the additional Expert Track includes 3 available languages.

For more information and registration see here and here.

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Course: Ocean Governance for Africa

Deadline for applications to the Course in Ocean Governance for Africa is 19 April 2020 with the International Ocean Institute. The course is intended for mid-career professionals, educators, researchers and civil society members that have coastal and marine related responsibilities, functions or interests, preferably from countries within the African region. The course outline includes the study of the governance framework, governance tools and governance in action in specific sectors. The course will be delivered in Cape Town (South Africa) between 7 September 2020 and 2 October 2020. The brochure and further information is available here.

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Course: Multilateral Environmental Agreements

Application deadline is 17 April 2020 with the University of Eastern Finland for the Course on Multilateral Environmental Agreements. This two-week course on international environmental law-making and diplomacy features the study of the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling (ICRW) among other instruments mentioned in the course programme. The course will take place 17-27 August 2020 at Joensuu, Finland, and is organized together with the the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).  More information is available here.

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ITLOS – Nippon Foundation Capacity Building and Training Programme 2020-2021

The ITLOS-Nippon Foundation Capacity-Building and Training Programme on Dispute Settlement under UNCLOSJuly 2020 – March 2021, to be held at the seat of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (Hamburg, Germany), is welcoming applications until 3 April 2020.

For more information see the flyer and website.

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IFLOS Summer Academy 2020

The 14th session of the IFLOS Summer Academy ‘Promoting Ocean Governance and Peaceful Settlement of Disputes’ shall be held from 9 August to 4 September 2020. The event takes place at the seat of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), in Hamburg (Germany).

Applicants should hold a Master’s degree (LL.M. or equivalent) and have advanced knowledge of public international law, the law of the sea or maritime law. The deadline for the reception of applications is 10 April 2020 (postal). For more information, see here.

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Rhodes Academy 2020

The twenty-fifth session of the Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy will be held 28 June – 17 July 2020. The deadline to submit an application is 10 April 2020. For more information, fees and application documents please see here.

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PhD Course: Marine Governance and Maritime Spatial Planning

Aalborg University is offering a PhD course entitled Marine Governance and Maritime Spatial Planning: theories and practices. It is an introduction to current issues and debates in marine governance and MSP that are discussed in social scientific literature, such as regionalization, authority at sea, governing new economic activities in weak institutional settings (such as deep-sea mining and the Arctic), power, equity and participation. This course is set to last for three days, from 30 October 2019 to 1 November 2019, and is equivalent to 3 ECTS. Registration is open until 9 October 2019. More information is available here.

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Summer School: EULoS 2019

The Jean Monnet Chair on International and European Law of the Sea (IELoS) shall host the fifth edition of the EULoS Summer School, European Union and the Law of the Sea, 26 August – 6 September 2019, in Genoa, Italy. Applications are welcome until 2 August 2019.

For more information see the EULoS website.

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Summer School: Introduction to the International Law of the Sea

Utrecht University will host a summer school, entitled, Introduction to the International Law of the Sea15 July 2019 – 19 July 2019, in Utrecht (The Netherlands). Applications are open until 13 July 2019.

For more information, see the programme and registration page. Participants may also be interested in the Introduction to Public International Law (8 July 2019 – 12 July 2019) and the Law and Sustainability (26 August 2019 – 30 August 2019) summer courses.

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Summer school: Marco Polo – Zheng He Academy of International Oceans Law and Policy

The South China Sea Institute at Xiamen University is hosting another edition of the Marco Polo – Zheng He Academy of International Oceans Law and Policy (see previous report here). This year’s session happens between 1 and 26 July 2019 in Xiamen, China. The application deadline for the 2019 Xiamen Summer Program is 9 June 2019. More information is available here and here.

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ITLOS – Nippon Foundation Capacity Building and Training Programme 2019-2020

The ITLOS-Nippon Foundation Capacity-Building and Training Programme on Dispute Settlement under UNCLOSJuly 2019 – March 2020, to be held at the seat of ITLOS (Hamburg, Germany), is welcoming applications until 25 April 2019.

For more information see the flyer and website.

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Munich Advanced Course in International Law 2019

The 8th Munich Advanced Course in International Law, entitled, International law without territory? – Governing spaces, resources and people beyond the confines of state territory, will be held 31 July – 14 August 2019 at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Munich, Germany). Topics covered include high seas governance. Applications are welcome until 1 April 2019 (first application period) or 1 May 2019 (second application period).

For more information, see here.

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IFLOS Summer Academy 2019

The 13th session of the IFLOS Summer Academy at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea will be held from 21 July to 16 August 2019. Applicants should hold a Master’s degree (LL.M. or equivalent) and have advanced knowledge of public international law, the law of the sea or maritime law. The deadline for the reception of applications is 30 April 2019 (postal). For more information, see here.

Two fellowships for candidates are available under the ISA/Marawa 2019 Training Programme. For more information and to apply, see here.

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Rhodes Academy 2019

The twenty-fourth session of the Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy will be held 30 June – 19 July 2019. The deadline to submit an application is 9 April 2019. For more information, fees and application documents please see here.

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Summer School: EULoS 2018

The Università Degli Studi Di Genova is hosting the fourth edition of the summer school on European Union and the Law of the Sea (EULoS). The event will take place in Genoa, Italy, on 27 August – 7 September 2018. The lectures are divided in four sections: introductory notions, safety and security in international and EU law, individuals at sea and marine environmental protection. Aside the teaching activities, the summer school features a visit to the Italian Navy’s Hydrographic Institute. This course has been credited by the Department of Law of the University of Genoa with 9 ECTS. Registration is open from 1 May – 3 August 2018. More information is available here.

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Yeosu Academy 2018

The Korea Maritime Institute is hosting the fifth edition of the Yeosu Academy of the Law of the Sea. This event will take place in Yeosu, South Korea, and will last two weeks, from 27 August – 7 September 2018. The academy is part of a broader project that aims to provide support to developing countries in building their capacity for managing climate change and its impact on the marine environment. It is made up of two parts: the first provides an overview of the basic concepts of the law of the sea and principles of ocean governance and the second focuses on their practical implementation. Applications are to be submitted until 25 July 2018. More information is available in this brochure or here.

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IOI: Training Programme on Regional Ocean Governance for the Mediterranean, Black, Baltic and Caspian Seas

The International Ocean Institute shall host its Training Programme on Regional Ocean Governance for the Mediterranean, Black, Baltic and Caspian Seas, 4 November – 7 December 2018, in Malta. The course will cover the international ocean legal framework and related conventions, ocean resource management and exploitation issues, negotiation skills and a policy-simulation exercise at the end. Furthermore, the course will address topical issues such as ocean literacy, marine litter and microplastics, the latest progress in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ) as well as a seminar on Marine Genetic Resources (MGRs) and include two field visits (Grand Harbour and Gozo), GIS lab sessions and a training session on Marine Spatial Planning.  Applications are welcome until 3 September 2018. For more information see here, the application form and course brochure.

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ITLOS – Nippon Foundation Capacity Building and Training Programme 2018-2019

The ITLOS-Nippon Foundation Capacity-Building and Training Programme on Dispute Settlement under UNCLOS, July 2018 – March 2019, to be held at ITLOS (Hamburg, Germany), is now open for applicants until 20 April 2018.

For more information see the flyer and website.

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Summer Institute: Arctic Law, Science & Policy

The Arctic Futures Institute of the Center for Oceans & Coastal Law of the University of Maine School of Law has announced the Arctic Summer Institute 2018. The theme of this year’s Summer Institute is Arctic Law, Science and Policy. The goal of the course is to provide students with the inter-disciplinary knowledge base and the tools to practically and responsibly participate in Arctic affairs. Course topics will include: Arctic Science; Law of the Sea; Maritime Shipping; Geographic Information Systems; Maritime History; Indigenous Peoples; North Atlantic Trade; Governance and Environmental Regulation; Geopolitics/Maritime Security and Arctic Public Engagement. The course is set to occur on June 18-22, 2018 in Portland, Maine (USA). Registration deadline is May 15, 2018. More information can be found here.

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Summer School: Air, space and telecommunication law & law of sea

The Istanbul Center of International Law (ICIL) shall host the 2nd Edition of its Summer Academies of International Law (SAIL)16-28 July 2018, at Istanbul Zaim University (Istanbul, Turkey). Week 1 will address “Air and Space Law”, whilst week 2 covers “Law of Sea”. You may apply to either individual week, or the whole program. Applications  are accepted until 31 May 2018.

For more information, see here and the application form.

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IOI: Training programme in ocean governance for Africa 2018

The International Ocean Institute (African Region) shall host its Training Programme in Ocean Governance for Africa3 – 28 September 2018, at IOISA (Capte Town, South Africa). Applications are welcome until 13 April 2018.

For more information see here, the application form and course brochure.

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Summer School: Introduction to the international law of the sea

Utrecht University will host a summer school, entitled, Introduction to the International Law of the Sea, 27-31 August 2018, in Utrecht (The Netherlands). Applications are open until 18 August 2018.

For more information, see the programme and registration page. Participants may also be interested in the Law and Sustainability summer course.

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