Past IG Activities


Pre-conference ESIL LAWSEA IG meeting: Sovereignty at Sea: Repercussions in flux? , 12 September 2019, Athens.


Conference: The EU as a Global Actor in Maritime Security: Competences – Obligations – Accountability (organised by Leiden University, in cooperation with the ESIL Interest Group on the EU as a Global Actor, the ESIL IG on Migration and Refugee Law, the ESIL IG on International Human Rights Law, and the ESIL IG on the Law of the Sea), 25-26 October 2018, Leiden.

Pre-conference business meeting and workshop: International Law of the Sea and Universality13 September 2018, Manchester.

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Pre-conference workshop: Global Commons and Values in Oceans: What should be the role of the New Implementing Agreement under UNCLOS?6 September 2017, Naples.


PhD and Research Forum: Enforcement at Sea: Legal and Operational Challenges in Maritime Security7 September 2016, Riga.


Workshop, International Law and … the Sea, 3 September 2014, Vienna.


The LAWSEA IG held its second organizational meeting and its first side event during the 2013 ESIL Research Forum in Amsterdam. The minutes of the organisational meeting are available here.


The Law of the Sea Interest Group was launched in 2012 upon the initiative of Professor Garcia Garcia-Revillo (University of Cordoba, Spain). The IG held its first meeting during the 2012 ESIL biennial Conference in Valencia; it organized a substantive panel on the 30th Anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, which was chaired by Prof. Garcia. The speakers were two experts in the law of the sea: Profs. Rudiger Wolfrum (Judge of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea) and Maria Gavouneli (University of Athens). In addition, Alexandros Ntovas (University of Southampton) gave a presentation.

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