Conference: Fourth Hamburg International Environmental Law Conference

Internationaler Umweltrechtstag Hamburg e.V. shall host the Fourth Hamburg International Environmental Law Conference, entitled, Of Ships and of Shores, of Ports and of Profits – Responsible Maritime Governance, 4-5 April 2019, at the Bucerius Law School (Hamburg, Germany).

For more information see here and the programme.

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Conference: International Law Year in Review 2019

The NUS Centre for International Law (CIL) shall host a conference, entitled, CIL International Law Year in Review Conference 2019, 1 March 2019, at the Novotel (Singapore). The event includes a discussion for the book launch of The Timor-Leste/Australia Conciliation: A Victory for UNCLOS and Peaceful Settlement of Disputes.

For more information, see here and the programme.

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Call for abstracts: 12th Polar Law Symposium

The 12th Polar Law Symposium, entitled, The Fundamental Principles of Polar Law, will be held at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (University of Tasmania, Australia), 1-4 December 2019. Abstracts may be submitted until the 3 April 2019.

For more information, including submissions for the PCRC-ArCS Special Session, see here.

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Workshop: BBNJ – Toward Development of a Balanced, Effective and Universal International Agreement

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the World Maritime University (WMU) shall host an international workshop, entitled, Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ): Toward Development of a Balanced, Effective and Universal International Agreement, on the 7 February 2019 at the High Court (Malmö, Sweden).

For more information and registration, 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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Conference: EurOCEAN 2019

The European Marine Board is organising the 2019 edition of the EurOCEAN conference. The event takes place on 11-12 June 2019 at the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO in Paris, France. This year’s edition aims to highlight the European marine science needed for the EU Framework Programme Horizon Europe and the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030). The draft conference programme is available here. More information is available here.

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Argentina: MPA Yaganes and Namuncurá approved

The Senate of Argentina has approved the creation of two new Marine Protected Areas (MPA), Yaganes and Namuncurá-Banco Burdwood II. These areas are located in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Argentina. Yaganes is approximately 69 thousand km2, while Namuncurá – Banco Burdwood II covers more than 32 thousand km2. The respective legal text (Ley 27490), published 17 December 2018, can be found here (Spanish). The press releases from the Government of Argentina may be found here (Spanish) and here (Spanish). More information about these areas may be found here.


Location of the National Marine Park of Yaganes and the National Marine Reserves of Namuncurá – Banco Burdwood II. Source: Wildlife Conservation Society

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