Webinar: COVID-19 and Shipping – Maritime Law and Policy Highlights

WMU shall host a WMU Alumni Webinar, entitled, COVID-19 and Shipping: Maritime Law and Policy Highlights, 29 May 2020 at 14:00 (CEST). This webinar is open to all.

For more information see here.

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Philippines: Chinese jurisdiction over islands contested

The Department of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines issued a statement (30 April 2020) contesting the so-called districts of “Nansha” and “Xisha” under the supposed administrative jurisdiction of its self-declared “Sansha City” announced on 18 April 2020 by the People’s Republic of China. According to this announcement by China, “the Xisha District of Sansha City has jurisdiction over the islands and reefs of the Xisha Islands and its sea areas, and is in charge of the islands and reefs of the Zhongsha Islands and its sea areas”. The statement from the Philippines is available here.

The United States of America also issued a statement (22 April 2020) describing China’s announcement as a “new unilateral announcement of administrative districts over disputed islands and maritime areas in the South China Sea”.

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Webinar: Arbitration as an Effective Remedy for Human Rights Abuses at Sea

Human Rights at Sea and Shearman & Sterling LLP shall host a webinar, entitled, Arbitration as an Effective Remedy for Human Rights Abuses at Sea, 24 June 2020 at 15:00 (CEST). The event will discuss the recently released white paper, Arbitration as an Effective Remedy for Human Rights Abuses at Sea (24 March 2020).

For more information see here.

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Vacancy: PhD position at Université d’Angers

Closing date for applications is 17 June 2020 with the Université d’Angers (France) for a PhD position on the topic of prevention and resolution of conflicts of use in the law of the sea (La prévention et la résolution des conflits d’usage en droit de la mer). The position is based at the Centre Jean Bodin and the researcher is expected to join the ZOMAD (observatoire des zones maritimes disputées) research group.

Further information is available here (English version here).

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Webinar: Plastic as a Key to Addressing Ocean Pollution

The High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy (Ocean Panel) is hosting a webinar entitled Plastic as a Key to Addressing Ocean Pollution. The event is set to happen 27 May 2020 at 09:00 AM (BST). This event is part of the series of webinars featuring new scientific ‘Blue Papers’.

Registration and further information is available here.

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Webinar: Maritime Security in the Gulf of Guinea

Stable Seas shall host a webinar, entitled, Maritime Security in the Gulf of Guinea, 28 May 2020 at 15:30 (GMT). The event will discuss the recently published report, Stable Seas: Gulf of Guinea (16 Apr 2020).

For more information and registration see here.

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Webinars: Risk Intelligence 2020

Risk Intelligence shall host a series of webinars, entitled, Risk Intelligence Webinars 2020, 26 May – 30 June 2020 at 10:00 (CEST). The next webinar is entitled Stowaways: Port Weaknesses Identified.

For more information and registration see here.

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