The African Academy of International Law Practice is organizing a conference entitled “Contentieux Des Espaces Maritimes Africains Dans Tous Ses États” (African maritime spatial disputes in all of its States). The event is set to happen in Paris, France on 25 September 2019. The event will feature eight presentations structured around two panels, the first on maritime disputes and the second on ocean resource management. The programme is available here (in French), and registration is open until 22 September 2019.
The ESIL Interest Group on the Law of the Sea has announced its programme for its 15th ESIL Annual Conference Side Event, entitled, Sovereignty at Sea: Repercussions in flux?, to be held on the 12 September 2019 at the Faculty Club (Athens, Greece).
The United Nations International Law Commission (ILC) has decided to include the topic “sea-level rise in relation to international law” in its programme of work and established a Study Group. The Study Group will focus on the subject of sea-level rise in relation to the law of the sea. The ILC expects to receive, by 31 December 2019, examples from States of their practice that could be relevant (even if indirectly) to sea-level rise or other changes in circumstances of a similar nature. Such practice could, for example, relate to baselines and where applicable archipelagic baselines, closing lines, low-tide elevations, islands, artificial islands, land reclamation and other coastal fortification measures, limits of maritime zones, delimitation of maritime boundaries, and any other issues relevant to the subject. More information is available here.
The Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (gLAWcal), American Society of International Law Interest Group on International Environmental Law and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki shall host a conference, entitled, States, Corporations and Commons: Dissonance and Accord, 11 September 2019, at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Thessaloniki, Greece).
For more information see here.
The Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies (Indiana University) and Universität Hamburg shall co-sponsor, with the support of the International Foundation for the Law of the Sea, a conference, entitled, 25 Years of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, 17-18 October 2019, at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (Hamburg, Germany). For security purposes, attendees must register before 14 October 2019.
For more information see here.
The UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) has approved and endorsed a joint claim from the Federated States of Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands. The joint claim over 600,000 square kilometers of additional seabed, on what is known as the Ontong Java Plateau, was lodged in 2009. More information is available here and here.
The Jean Monnet Chair on International and European Law of the Sea (IELoS) shall host a workshop, entitled, EU Law and Ports: New Routes, New Rules?, 2 September 2019, at the Palazzo San Giorgio (Genoa, Italy).
For more information and registration, see the flyer.