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Conference: A Vision for Ocean Law and Governance for 2020-2030 and Beyond, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, 4-5 December 2018.

The Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance (SCELG) is organising a conference on international law and the protection of the marine environment in Glasgow on 4 and 5 December 2018.

At a time where the marine environment faces a multitude of threats from climate change, marine pollution, habitat destruction and overfishing, the oceans governance framework needs to be adaptive, responsive and resilient. What should the role of law be in this connection? The question is particularly timely as 2020 is expected to be the year in which the Mining Code of the International Seabed Authority will be completed with new exploitation regulations, and the negotiations of an implementing agreement to UNCLOS on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction will be concluded. In addition, most of the targets of UN Sustainable Development Goal 14 (Conserve and sustainable use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development) are due in 2020-25. And the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity are developing a post-2020 global biodiversity framework that will also contribute to the protection of the marine environment.

For more information see here.


Call for Papers: 2019 ILA-ASIL Asia-Pacific Research Forum, Taipei, 17-18 May 2019)

The Chinese (Taiwan) Society of International Law – Chinese (Taiwan) Branch of the International Law Association, in partnership with the Law in the Pacific Rim Region Interest Group of the American Society of International Law host a research forum on: International Law and Emerging Powers: New Policy Challenges in the Asia-Pacific. 

The organizing committee welcomes proposals on several areas of international law, including the law of the sea and international environmental law: “… 4. International environmental law (e.g., legal issues of climate change and the conservation of fisheries resources; legal frameworks for nuclear power plants and wind turbines) 5. Law of the sea (e.g., legal and policy issues following the South China Sea Arbitration)”

For more information and the full Call for Papers see here. Proposals must be submitted by 10 December 2018.


NILOS International Law of the Sea Moot Court Competition

The Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea (NILOS) proudly presents the first edition of the International Law of the Sea (ILOS) Moot Court Competition, which is scheduled to take place in Utrecht in May 2019.



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