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Call for Papers: Black Sea Maritime Security Symposium

The NATO Maritime Security Centre of Excellence (NATO MARSEC COE) will host a conference, entitled, Black Sea Maritime Security Symposium, 28–29 November 2022, at MARSEC COE (Istanbul, Türkiye). Abstracts are welcome until 30 September 2022. For more information see here and the call.

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Webinar: The Competence of International Courts and Tribunals to Delimit the Continental Shelf Beyond 200 nm

The AsianSIL Law of the Sea Interest Group will host a panel discussion on the recent book ‘The Continental Shelf Delimitation Beyond 200 Nautical Miles: Towards A Common Approach to Maritime Boundary-Making’ (Cambridge University Press 2021), 31 August 2022, 16:30-18:00 (Singapore Time (SGT)), online (Zoom) (Passcode in the Flyer).

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Call for Abstracts: Sustainability in the Sea

MEI (University of Barcelona) and Instituto Salvador de Madariaga de Estudios Europeos (Universidade Da Coruña) will host a conference, entitled, Sostenibilidad en el Mar: Una visión desde la Barcelona Mediterránea, 19 December 2022, at University of Barcelona (Baercelona, Spain). Abstracts in Spanish, Catalan or English are welcome until 21 October 2022. For more information see here and the call.

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Webinar: Collaborative Ocean Governance in the Bay of Bengal

The Bangladesh Centre for Ocean Law and Policy (BCOLP) will host the first episode of its inaugural webinar series, entitled, Beyond Boundaries: Collaborative Ocean Governance in the Bay of Bengal, 30 July 2022, Online. For more information see here.

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Summit: Tech, Law and Maritime Defense

TLMDS will host its first Tech, Law and Maritime Defense Summit, 11-13 October 2022, online. For more information on select speakers and to register see here.

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

The Brazilian Institute of Law of the Sea (BILOS) shall host its VI Congress of the Brazilian Institute of Law of the Sea on the 27-28 October 2022, in a hybrid format (University of Caxias do Sul (Brazil)/Online). The submission of papers is welcome until 31 August 2022.

For further information see here.

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Conference: Equity Perspectives on Global Ocean Law and Governance

Universität Hamburg will host an interdisciplinary conference, entitled, Equity Perspectives on Global Ocean Law and Governance, 7 September 2022, in a hybrid format (Hamburg (Germany)/Online). For more information and registration see here.

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Call for Papers: The Future of UNCLOS

The Australian National University College of Law Centre for International and Public Law (CIPL) and the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law (ANZSIL) will host a conference, entitled, New Horizons: The Future of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, 9-10 December 2022, in a hybrid format (Canberra/online). Submission of abstracts is welcome until 8 August 2022. For more information see here.

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2022 UN Ocean Conference: Lisbon Declaration

The 2022 UN Ocean Conference (The United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development), co-hosted by the Governments of Kenya and Portugal, occurred 27 June – 1 July 2022 in Lisbon (Portugal). The Conference adopted (A/CONF.230/2022/L1), without a vote, the Lisbon Declaration, entitled, Our ocean, our future, our responsibility (A/CONF.230/2022/L.2). In addition to this political declaration, many states made a host of new commitments, with “[c]lose to 700 commitments […] registered”.

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Events: Marine Justice and Right to Science

The Observatorio para la Gobernanza Marino Costera (Colombia) is hosting a side event at the United Nations Ocean Conference 2022 entitled Marine Justice and Right to Science. The event takes place 30 June 2022, and it shall be held in English with simultaneous translation into Spanish. See program and registration.

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Webinar: Alleged Violations of Sovereign Rights and Maritime Spaces in the Caribbean Sea

The AsianSIL Law of the Sea Interest Group will host an informal discussion on the ICJ’s Alleged Violations of Sovereign Rights and Maritime Spaces in the Caribbean Sea (Nicaragua v. Colombia), Judgment of 21 April 2022, on 30 June 2022, 16:30-17:30 (Singapore Time (SGT)), online (Zoom) (Meeting ID: 907 705 7650). For further background information, see previous De Maribus reporting.

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Conference: Promoting Maritime Cooperation in South East Asia

The Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV), Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), and the Australian Embassy (Viet Nam) shall host the 8th Ocean Dialogue, themed, 40th Anniversary of UNCLOS: Promoting Maritime Cooperation in Southeast Asia, 29 June 2022, in a hybrid format (Ha Noi/Online). For more information see the programme and virtual registration form.

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Calls/Events: Transitions in Climate Arctic Governance

The interdisciplinary Climate Arctic Governance (CArGo) research network welcome proposals for paper and poster presentations at a conference on Transitions in Climate Arctic Governance. The event will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, on the 16 September 2022. The conference aims to explore the different transitions within Arctic climate governance, which are necessary to address the increasing societal, climate and sustainability challenges the Arctic is facing. The conference will focus on Arctic socio-economic systems and the different legal, political, geographical and cultural regimes at play. In particular, the conference centers around the Arctic governance landscape, paying specific attention to the current geopolitical situation. Further, it will examine the topics of Arctic shipping, climate vulnerability, and natural resources in the Arctic. Deadline to submit proposals is 1 August 2022. More information is available here.

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Events: Fair and Equitable Deep Seabed Mining

Law firm Volterra Fietta shall host a seminar entitled Fair and Equitable Deep Seabed Mining. This seminar will address the various issues arising from the fair and equitable distribution of deep seabed mining’s financial and other benefits, including as they pertain to the notion of equitable distribution, the transfer of technology, the Enterprise and the Deep Seabed Mining Code. This event will take place on 16 June 2022; for more information see here.

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Events: Dispute resolution under UNCLOS

Law firm Volterra Fietta shall host a seminar entitled Dispute resolution under UNCLOS. This seminar will address various aspects of the UNCLOS dispute resolution system, namely: creativity in such dispute settlement, clarification of the law of the sea through dispute settlement, influencing dispute settlement under UNCLOS, comparisons between the different dispute settlement mechanisms under UNCLOS and how the dispute settlement system might be used to interpret UNCLOS in light of technological developments. This event will take place on 9 June 2022; for more information see here.

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Calls: Implementing “Fit for 55”

The InterTran Research Group for Sustainable Law and Business, at the University of Helsinki and Turku School of Economics (Finland) welcomes proposals for extended abstracts to be presented at the upcoming international conference on Implementing Fit for 55 – The right Logistics and Transport Infrastructure for a Net Zero-Carbon Future. The Nordics at the Helm? The event is organized in collaboration with the Finnish Swedish Chamber of Commerce (FINSVE) and the Institute for Sustainability Science at the University of Helsinki (HELSUS). The conference will include presentations by invited participants (August 24) as well as by extended abstracts selected in the course of this call (August 25). Deadline for submission of abstracts is 20 June 2022. More information can be found in the call and here.

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Events: maritime boundary delimitation in practice

Law firm Volterra Fietta is organizing a seminar entitled Maritime boundary delimitation in practice. This event will address will discuss how States and private companies alike can better understand and negotiate, and if necessary, plead maritime boundary delimitation in the most sophisticated and detail-oriented ways. The event will take place on 18 May 2022. For more information, see here

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Book launch: Unconventional Lawmaking in the Law of the Sea

The International Law Association (Australian Branch) will host a webinar, entitled, Unconventional Lawmaking in the Law of the Sea: A conversation with contributors, 26 May 2022, online, to celebrate the release of Natalie Klein (ed.) Unconventional Lawmaking in the Law of the Sea (OUP 2022). For more information see here.

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Calls: Non-use measures for global goods and commons in international law

The Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea (NILOS) and the Utrecht Center for Water, Oceans and Sustainability Law (UCWOSL) of Utrecht University, in collaboration with the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), are organizing the workshop “Non-use measures for global goods and commons in international law”, which will take place on 8-9 May 2023 in Utrecht, The Netherlands. The workshop intends to look at a selection of non-use measures (e.g., bans, moratoria, closed areas) to better understand how specific non-use measures were adopted (or not) and with what effects, and to consider the potential for success of proposals currently under discussion or consideration. Non-use measures related to four themes will be discussed: marine living resources, Antarctica, areas beyond national jurisdiction at sea, and the atmosphere and outer-space. The deadline to submit an abstract is 31 July 2022. More information is available here.

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Events: International Fisheries Law Conference 2022

The University of the Faroe Islands and the Law of the Sea Institute of Iceland are organizing a conference entitled Persistent and Emerging Challenges in International Fisheries Law. This conference will focus on challenges that emerge and those that persist in international fisheries law, including IUU fisheries related matters, institutional mechanisms in RFMOs, jurisdictional aspects in regard to fisheries disputes, substantive aspects in regard to disputes on the conservation and management of transboundary fish stocks, trade related measures with respect to fisheries resources and fisheries related matters concerning BBNJ. The event shall be held in the Faroe Islands, at Kongshøll, on 23 – 25 June 2022. Early bird registration deadline is 15 May 2022. More information is available here.

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Call for Abstracts: 2022 Oslo International Environmental Law Conference

The IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law and the Faculty of Law of the University of Oslo, will host the 2020 Oslo Environmental Law Conference, themed, The Transformative Power of Law: Addressing Global Environmental Challenges, 3-6 October 2022, at the University of Oslo (Norway). Many of the non-exhaustive subject clusters lend themselves to a law of the sea perspective submission, although most evident is 3. Transforming Ocean Governance: UNCLOS as Living Instrument. Abstracts are welcome until 30 April 2022. For more information see here.

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Book Launch: The Law of the Sea (4th Ed)

On 26 May 2022 the Manchester International Law Centre (UoM) and Manchester University Press shall host a virtual book launch with the authors for: Robin Churchill, Vaughan Lowe and Amy Sander, The law of the sea (4th Ed., 2022). For more information see here.

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Workshop: UNCLOS at 40 – Judiciary Contributions & Judicial Jurisdiction

The Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea (NILOS) and the Utrecht Centre for Water, Oceans and Sustainability Law (UCWOSL) will host a workshop, entitled, The United Nations Convention on the law of the sea at forty: the contribution of the judiciary and judicial jurisdiction, 5-6 May 2022 in a hybrid format (Utrecht/Online). For more information see here.

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Call for Papers: Africa and the Challenge of Climate Change

The African Society of International Law (AfSIL) is currently seeking contributions for its 11th Annual Conference, entitled, Africa and the Challenge of Climate Change, 28-29 October 2022 in Cairo, Egypt (virtual participation possible). This includes Theme VIII: Climate Change and the Law of the Sea, although other themes may also be addressed from a law of the sea perspective. Abstracts are welcome untill 15 May 2022. For more information see here.

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Call for Papers: UNCLOS in Asia-Pacific – 40 Years and Onwards

The Development of International Law in Asia-Korea (DILA-KOREA) and the Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST) are seeking papers for the 2022 Asia-Pacific Ocean Law Institutions Alliance (APOLIA) Conference, themed, UNCLOS in Asia-Pacific: 40 Years and Onwards, 19–20 May 2022. Abstracts are welcome until 20 April 2022. For more information see the call for papers.

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Colloquium: Colloque à l’occasion des 40 ans de la Convention des Nations unies sur le droit de la mer

The Centre d’études et de recherche internationales et communautaires (Aix-Marseille Université), supported by the International Association for the Law of the Sea, shall host a Colloquium, entitled, Colloque à l’occasion des 40 ans de la Convention des Nations unies sur le droit de la mer, 16-17 June 2022, in a hybrid format (Aix-en-Provence/Online). For more information see the programme and here.

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Webinar: Rising Sea Levels in Asia

The U.S.-Asia Law Institute (USALI) of NYU School of Law will host the 2022 Timothy A. Gelatt Dialogue on the Rule of Law in East Asia: Climate Change in Asia-Pacific, with panel 2, entitled, Rising Sea Levels in Asia, scheduled for 24 March 2022, online (Zoom). For more information see here.

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Conference: UNCLOS at 40 – An Assessment

The Centre for International Law (National University of Singapore) shall host a conference, entitled, UNCLOS at 40: An Assessment, 29-30 March 2022, online (Zoom). For more information, see here.

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Conference: UNCLOS at 40

The 45th Annual Conference on Oceans Law & Policy, entitled, UNCLOS at 40, will be held 16-18 March 2022, Online (Zoom). For more information see here.

This year, COLP is sponsored by Stockton Center for International Law (SCIL) at the United States Naval War College and the Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA), co-sponsored by the Embassy of Japan in Malaysia, World Maritime University (WMU)-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute (GOI) and the Korea Maritime Institute (KMI), with additional generous support from the Centre for International Law (CIL NUS), the National Center for the Sea and Maritime Law (DEHUKAM) (Turkey), and the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA).

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Panel: From Mediterranean Sea to Japan Sea – Maritime Issues

The Ankara University Research Center of the Sea and Maritime Law (DEHUKAM) will host an international panel, entitled, From Mediterranean Sea to Japan Sea: Maritime Issues: Industrialization and Marine Resources, 10 March 2022, Online (Zoom). For more information see here.

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Lecture: The Law of the Sea and Democracy

The Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (UC Berkeley School of Law) shall host the 2022 Harry & Jane Scheiber Lecture in Ocean Law & Policy, entitled, The Law of the Sea and Democracy10 March 2022, in a hybrid format (UC Berkeley Law School/Zoom).

For more information and registration see here.

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Events: Coopération en Méditerranée et droit de la mer

The Aegean Institute of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law is hosting an online event entitled Coopération en Méditerranée et droit de la mer. The conference will be held via Zoom on Friday 4 March 2022. More information is available here.

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Call for Abstracts: Power and the Development of International Law – Asian Perspectives

The 2022 Regional Conference of the Asian Society of International Law, hosted by the Nepalese Society of International Law-Nepal Chapter of AsianSIL, entitled, Power and the Development of International law: Asian Perspectives, will occur 29-30 July 2022, Online/Hybrid (TBC: Nepal). Abstracts are welcome until 7 April 2022 and numerous law of the sea topics are included in the non-exhaustive examples provided. For more information, see here.

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Events: Looking Back to the Future in the Law of the Sea

The Centre for International and Public Law (CIPL, ANU) and the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law (ANZSIL) will host a series of events, entitled, Looking Back to the Future in the Law of the Sea: UNCLOS III and the LOSC at 40, beginning 24 February 2022 with a webinar, entitled, Australian and New Zealand Perspectives on the Negotiations at UNCLOS III. For more information and an overview of all events planned in 2022 see here.

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Call for Applications: Maritime Cybersecurity Workshop

The Cyber & Innovation Policy Institute (CIPI), US Naval War College, will host the 2022 CIPI Summer Workshop, themed, Maritime Cybersecurity, 12-14 June 2022, at the US Naval War College (Newport, USA). Applications are welcome until 15 March 2022. For more information see here.

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Webinar: Successes and Failures of UNCLOS

Volterra Fietta will host a seminar series to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, with the inaugural seminar, entitled, Successes and failures of UNCLOS, to be held 1 February 2022, online. For more information and registration see here.

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Events: la proclamazione della Zona Economica Esclusiva italiana

The Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale (Italy) is hosting a seminar on the proclamation of the Italian EEZ, its current problems and future perspectives. The event is sponsored by ASSIDMER and takes place on 27 January 2022. More information here.

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Webinar: The Conundrum for International Law of Rising Sea Levels

The School of Law (University of Essex) shall host its Essex Public International Law Lecture Series (Spring Term), including, The Conundrum for International Law of Rising Sea Levels17 January 2022 (online).

For more information and registration see here.

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Call for Papers: International Law & Climate Change

The International Law Association British Branch Annual Spring Conference, themed, International Law and Climate Change, will be held 29 April 2022 in a hybrid format (University of Surrey/Online). The panel on the Impacts of Rising Sea Level on Migration and Statehood, or suggested topics such as emission trading schemes, could be relevant to law of the sea submissions. Abstracts are welcome until 1 February 2022. For more information see the call for papers.

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Conference: Climate Change, Maritime Law & Ocean Governance

The Hong Kong Commercial and Maritime Law Centre (City University of Hong Kong) shall host a conference, entitled, Climate Change, Maritime Law and Ocean Governance: Foreseeable Conflicts and Legal Remedies, 27-28 January 2022, Online (Zoom). For more information see the programme and registration.

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Call for Papers: Italia e diritto del mare

The SIDI – Gruppo d’Interesse sul Diritto del Mare will host a conference, entitled, Italia e diritto del mare, 29 April 2022, at the Università di Milano-Bicocca (Milan, Italy). Abstracts are welcome until 10 February 2022. For more information see the call.

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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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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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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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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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Events: La contribución de la Unión Europea a la protección de los recursos biológicos en espacios marinos de interés internacional

The Spanish Association of Professors of International Law and International Relations (AEPDIRI) is hosting its congress on The contribution of the European Union to the protection of biological resources in marine areas of international interest. The event takes place 4-5 November 2021 at the premises of the University of Cordoba (Spain). The programme is available here.

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