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Events: IUU Fishing Informational Workshop

The Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy at Florida International University, in the United States of America, is hosting a two-day informational workshop on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing. The event takes place online on 30 June – 1 July 2021. Global Fishing Watch and International Monitoring, Control, and Surveillance Network will speak about the most pressing issues in IUU fishing, tools that are being used to address these issues, and opportunities for collaboration in the maritime security environment. Registration is open here and further information available here.

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Conference: The Superposition of Legal Regimes at Sea

The MERCO Project will host a conference, entitled, The Superposition of Legal Regimes at Sea: theoretical and practical challenges, 24-25 June 2021, at Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University (Lyon, France). Participation is free of charge, but registration is required. To register, please send an e-mail to gaetan.balan@univ-lyon3.fr. For more information see here.

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Webinar: The Law of the Sea and Maritime Security Along the New Maritime Silk Road

The University of Zagreb (Croatia) and the University of Macerata (Italy) will host a webinar, entitled, The Law of the Sea and Maritime Security Along the New Maritime Silk Road, 15 July 2021, online. For more information see here.

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Call for Abstracts: 2021 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 14th Polar Law Symposium, themed, The Blue Earth, from the Poles, through the Law21-23 November 2021, in a hybrid format of online and at Kobe University (Kobe, Japan). Abstracts are welcome until 2 August 2021.

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

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Event: Maritime delimitation agreements and sovereignty claims

The Research Group on Natural Resources Law, the Research Group on International Governance, and Research Group on Human Rights, Armed Conflict, Peace and Security Law of the Faculty of Law at the University of Oslo (Norway) are jointly hosting a webinar entitled Maritime delimitation agreements and sovereignty claims: current trends and recent cases. Some of the questions to be addressed are: What can we learn from the recent maritime delimitation agreements for the way States deal with maritime claims? How does this affect non-State actors’ rights? Are we witnessing a shift in the manner we interpret the law of the sea, notably under new pressures for access to natural resources? The event takes place online on 11 June 2021, and registration is necessary. More information is available here.

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Webinar: Securing the Subsea Data Cable Network

SafeSeas shall host a webinar, entitled, Securing the Subsea Data Cable Network: Time to Rethink?, 6 July 2021, online. For more information and registration see here.

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UN World Oceans Day 2021

The UN Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (Office of Legal Affairs) shall coordinate the United Nations World Oceans Day 2021, themed, The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods, 8 June 2021, online. For more information see here. A wide variety of further events occur throughout the week, see here.

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Event: Protection of Innocent and Transit Passage in Maritime Chokepoints

The Maritime Policy & Strategy Research Center at Haifa University (Israel) is hosting a webinar entitled “UNCLOS and the Protection of Innocent and Transit Passage in Maritime Chokepoints”. This event shall discuss practical implications, regulatory tools and lawful responses to violations of maritime transit, with a special focus on countries that are not party to UNCLOS. The webinar takes place 7 June 2021. More information is available here.

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Workshop: Legal Challenges Faced by Coastal and Fishing Communities and the New British Fisheries Policy

City University of London shall host a workshop, entitled, Legal Challenges Faced by Coastal and Fishing Communities and the New British Fisheries Policy, 8 June 2021, online.

For more information see here.

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Webinar: Ocean and Climate Challenges – Seeking Sustainable Solutions

The WMU-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute shall host a webinar, entitled, Ocean and Climate Challenges: Seeking Sustainable Solutions, 8 June 2021 (online). The event will include a book launch for Frontiers in International Environmental Law: Oceans and Climate Challenges – Essays in Honour of David Freestone.

For more information see here.

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Webinar: IUU Fishing – Challenges & Solutions

The Indonesian Institute of Advanced International Studies (INADIS) shall host a webinar, entitled, Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing: Challenges and Solutions, 22 May 2021, online. For more information see here.

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Webinar: UNCLOS as a Living Instrument

The IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL) shall host a series of webinars during its IUCN-WCEL Environment Week, including, United Nations Convention for the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) as a Living Instrument: Solutions for the 21st Century, 3 June 2021, online.

To register see here. For further events of interest in the IUCN-WCEL Environment Week see here.

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Calls: Les quarante ans de la Convention des Nations Unies sur le droit de la mer

Deadline to submit proposals of research papers in French is 15 July 2021 with the Centre d’études et de recherche internationales et communautaires (CERIC) at the Aix-Marseille Université (France), for a colloquium entitled Les quarante ans de la Convention des Nations Unies sur le droit de la mer (The fourty years of UNCLOS).

The event is set to take place on 16-17 June 2022. More information can be found via the website of the Association Internationale du Droit de la Mer (ASSIDMER) here (in French).

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Conference: International Law Year in Review

The NUS Centre for International Law shall host its third International Law Year in Review Conference, 25 June 2021 (online). Registration is open until 15 June 2021. Sessions include ‘The Singapore / ITLOS: Model Agreement for the Provision of Facilities to ITLOS’; ‘Ocean and Climate Change’ and ‘Book Launch: Reflections on the Making of the Modern Law of the Sea by the late Ambassador Satya N Nandan’

For more information see here and the programme.

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Webinars: Current Issues in the Law of the Sea

The Law of the Sea Interest Group of the European Society of International Law shall host a webinar series, entitled, Current Issues in the Law of the Sea, 13 May – 8 July 2021 (online). To register for the inaugural webinar, entitled, The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea: Recent Jurisprudence and Looking Forward, 13 May 2021, see here.

For further information and the full programme see here.

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Webinar: The Past and Future of Piracy

Nottingham Trent University shall host a webinar, entitled, The Past and Future of the International Law of High Seas Piracy, 4 June 2021 (online). For more information see here.

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Webinar: Sea-Level Rise and Challenges for International Law

The Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies and the Faculty of Law of KU Leuven shal host a Women in International Law Series, including, Sea-Level Rise and Challenges for International Law, 21 June 2021 (online).

For more information see here and here.

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Webinar: The regime of international straits

The School of Law (University of Essex) shall host its Essex Public International Law Lecture Series (summer term), including, The regime of international straits – freedoms, rights and obligations at stake, 17 May 2021 (online).

For more information see here. Further law of the sea discussions are in the agenda (3 June 2021).

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Conference: Peaceful Settlements of Disputes in the Oceans in the 21st Century

The Aegean Institute of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law will host an e-conference, entitled, Peaceful Settlements of Disputes in the Oceans in the 21st Century, 8 June 2021 (online). For further information see here.

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Events: Élévation du niveau de la mer et droit international

The Centre de Droit Maritime et Océanique at the University of Nantes (France) shall host a colloquium entitled Élévation du niveau de la mer et droit international. The purpose of this event is the analysis of the legal implications of sea level rise; it is also about better understanding to what extent existing international standards allow societies to adapt (or not) to this phenomenon and what actions can be carried out on this basis, whether at national, regional or international level, in order to combat both its causes and its devastating effects, by empowering the various actors involved (see previous report here).

The event shall be held online (in French) on 15 June 2021. A draft programme is available here. For further information see here.

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Book Launch: Research Handbook on Climate Change, Oceans and Coasts

A launch event for the Edward Elgar Research Handbook on Climate Change, Oceans and Coasts will be held 26 April 2021 (online). For more information and speakers see here.

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Webinar: Will Africa benefit from a Combined Exclusive Maritime Zone?

The Institute for Security Studies shall host a webinar, entitled, Will Africa benefit from a Combined Exclusive Maritime Zone?, 20 April 2021 (online).

For more information see here.

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Webinar: Maritime Delimitation as a Judicial Process

The Centre for International Law (National University of Singapore) and the ASIL Interest Group on International Courts and Tribunals shall host a colloquium, entitled, Maritime Delimitation as a Judicial Process, 27 May 2021 (online).

For more information see here.

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Event: Law Of The Sea Workshop

The Faculty of Law at Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), with the support of the Japanese Government, is hosting a seminar series on current issues in the law of the sea. Topics discussed include IUU Fishing, BBNJ, environmental sustainability, and the rule of law at sea. Speakers come from Australia, Japan, New Zealand and the Pacific. This event takes place on 28-29 April 2021. For more information on the program and registration see here.

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Call for Abstracts: Global Fisheries Enforcement Training Workshop

The International Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (IMCS) Network shall host the first Virtual Global Fisheries Enforcement Training Workshop (GFETW), themed, Uncovering the Unknowns: Global cooperation to eliminate ‘the U’s’ in Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) fishing, 13-14 July 2021 (online). Abstracts from fisheries MCS practitioners are welcome until 15 May 2021.

For more information see here.

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Conference: Peaceful Maritime Engagement in East Asia and the Pacific Region

The Stockton Center for International Law, in co-operation with The Japan Institute of International AffairsWorld Maritime University–Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute at the World Maritime University and the Nippon Foundation, shall host the 44th Annual Conference on Oceans Law & Policy, entitled, Peaceful Maritime Engagement in East Asia and the Pacific Region, 10-12 May 2021 (online).

For more information see here.

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Call for Abstracts: Global Dialogue on Biodiversity Law & Governance

The Centre for Environmental Law, Macquarie University (Australia), The Research Institute of Environmental Law, Wuhan University (China), and The Environmental Studies Program, The University of Colorado Boulder (United States), shall host a conference, entitled, Global Dialogue on Biodiversity Law and Governance, 6–8 July 2021. Abstracts are welcome until 15 May 2021.

For more information see here.

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Webinar: What are the root causes of maritime piracy?

SafeSeas shall host a webinar, entitled, What are the root causes of maritime piracy?, 29 April 2021 (online).

For more information see here.

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Webinar: EU International Ocean Governance Forum 2021

The European Commission in association with the European External Action Service shall host an event, entitled, EU International Ocean Governance Forum 2021: Setting the Course for a Sustainable Blue Planet, 20 April 2021 (online).

For more information see here (registration closes 19 April 2021).

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Webinar: Piracy, Kidnap and Ransom on Africa’s Seas

The Chatham House Africa Programme shall host a webinar, entitled, Piracy, Kidnap and Ransom on Africa’s Seas: Risks and Policy Options, 15 April 2021 (online).

For more information see here.

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Call for Abstracts: Environmental Law and Governance

The Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law Governance shall host the IX Strathclyde Postgradate Colloquium on Environmental Law and Governance, 2-3 June 2021 (online). Abstracts are welcome until 15 April 2021, while the organizers “encourage in particular presentations that touch upon climate change law and governance in the run up to COP 26 and on ocean law and governance topics linked to the One Ocean Hub“.

For more information see here.

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Webinar: Interpreting Seaspiracy

Hakai Magazine shall host a webinar, entitled, Interpreting Seaspiracy, 8 April 2021 (online).

For more information see the Zoom or YouTube options.

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Webinar: Private Oil Companies Operating in Contested Waters

The Department of Law at the University of Cyprus shall host a research seminar, entitled, Private Oil Companies Operating in Contested Waters and International Law of the Sea: A Peculiar Relationship, 7 April 2021 (online).

For more information see here.

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Call for Papers: Straits

The University of the Littoral Opal Coast (France) has issued a call for papers, entitled, Détroits (Straits): An interdisciplinary and international perspective, in anticipation of a symposium to be held 24-26 November 2021 in Boulogne-sur-Mer (France). Abstracts are welcome until 31 May 2021.

For more information see here.

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Conference: Bioprospecting, Biodiversity and Novel Uses of Marine Resources

The University of Gothenburg is hosting a conference entitled Bioprospecting, Biodiversity and Novel Uses of Marine Resources – New approaches in international law. This conference aims to enable a discussion among legal academics on the implications for international law of these novel uses of marine resources in four thematic areas: 1) governance perspectives, 2) areas beyond national jurisdiction, 3) contracts, information and genetic resources, and 4) regional perspectives. This event is set to happen online, 30 March 2021. More information is available here.

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Webinar: The fight against plastic pollution in international, European and comparative law

The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and Center for International Studies and Research (CERIC) shall host a webinar, entitled, The fight against plastic pollution in international, European and comparative law, 24 March 2021, online. The event of part of the 4th Monaco Ocean Week, held 22-28 March 2021.

For more information see here.

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Conference: Revisiting Trade, Transport, and Marine Law

The Department of Law at University of Gothenburg shall host a conference, entitled, Revisiting Trade, Transport, and Marine Law: Risk and Technology in Perspective, 18 March 2021, online. For more information and registration see here.

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Virtual Symposium: The 15th Anniversary of ReCAAP

The ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre shall host a symposium, entitled, The 15th Anniversary of ReCAAP, 18 March 2021, online. For more information see here and ReCAAP.

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Conference: High Seas Resources, Ocean Security, and the Great Powers

CNA is hosting a virtual conference entitled High Seas Resources, Ocean Security, and the Great Powers. This will be a discussion about the legally binding instrument on biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ) currently under negotiation at the UN and its security implications. The event takes place on 24 March 2021. More information available in this flyer and in this announcement.

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Webinar: Strengthening the Science-Policy Interface for Ocean Sustainability

The United Nations Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea in cooperation with the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO is hosting a seminar entitled Strengthening the Science-Policy Interface for Ocean Sustainability.

The objective of this webinar is to raise awareness of the importance of the science-policy interface for ocean governance at all levels, showcase links between the science-policy interface and society including ocean users, and reinforce the understanding of the role of citizen science, as well as traditional, indigenous and local knowledge in strengthening the science-policy interface. This event takes place on 1 March 2021. Pre-registrationa and programme can be found here.

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Webinar: The Fisheries Act and Brexit

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Fisheries shall host a webinar, entitled, A New Era: The Fisheries Act and Brexit, 25 February 2021, online.

For more information and registration, see here.

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Webinars: Biodiversity Law and Governance Series

The Centre for Environmental Law (Macquarie University) shall host its first Biodiversity Law and Governance Webinar Series, entitled, Law & Nature Dialogues, February-June 2021, online. The inaugural lecture will be held on 22 February 2021, entitled, The evolution and challenges in China’s implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

For more information see the Law & Nature Dialogues programme. Registration for the inaugural lecture may be found here.

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Webinar: The role of regional instruments in strengthening global governance of marine plastic pollution

The Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) shall host a webinar, entitled, Launch of the report ‘Stronger together: The role of regional instruments in strengthening global governance of marine plastic pollution’, 17 February 2021, online.

For more information see here, and the aforementioned report here.

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Seminar: 25th Anniversary of ITLOS

The Brazilian Institute for the Law of the Sea (BILOS) shall host an event, entitled, Seminar on the Occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), 25 February 2021, online (IBDMAR BILOS YouTube). The event will be in Portuguese.

For more information see here.

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Webinar: Asia Dialogue on Responses to Wildlife Trafficking

WWF and TRAFFIC, in collaboration with the United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce, shall host a webinar, entitled, Asia Dialogue on Responses to Wildlife Trafficking in Maritime Transport, 9 February 2021, online. For more information see here, registration here.

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Webinar: Perspectives on the recent ITLOS case between Mauritius and the Maldives

The Exeter Centre for International Law shall host a roundtable, entitled, Perspectives on the recent ITLOS case between Mauritius and the Maldives, 12 March 2021, online. For more information see here.

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Conference: World Ocean Summit

The Economist Group shall host its 8th World Ocean Summit, themed, Accelerating a sustainable ocean economy, 1-5 March 2021, online. For more information see here.

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Webinar Series: Rising Sea Levels

The British Institute for International and Comparative Law (BIICL) shall host a Webinar Series entitled Rising Sea Levels: Promoting Climate Justice through International Law. In this seminar series, the BIICL will look at rising sea levels as a global problem and the legal issues arising from it from the lens of international law and climate justice.

The schedule goes as follows: Webinar 1: Rising Sea Levels & International Law: The role of the International Law Commission (ILC) (3 March 2021); Webinar 2: Rising Sea Levels: A Matter for the ICJ? (11 March 2021); Webinar 3: Rising Sea Levels: Climate Displacement as a Human Right Violation (17 March 2021); Webinar 4: Rising Sea Levels: Climate Change Litigation before Domestic Courts (24 March 2021). Registration is open here.

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Webinars: MARIPOLDATA Ocean Seminar Series

The MARIPOLDATA research project shall host a monthly series of webinars, entitled, MARIPOLDATA Ocean Seminar Series, January-June 2021, online. For more information see here.

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Webinar: Adapting Marine Shipping Governance and Maritime Sovereignty

Monmouth University Institute for Global Understanding (IGU) and Urban Coast Institute (UCI) shall host their latest Global Ocean Governance Lecture Series event, entitled, Global Perspectives on Adapting Marine Shipping Governance and Maritime Sovereignty to Respond to Climate Change, 19 February 2021, online.

For more information see here.

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