UNCLOS at 30

Thursday 22 November 2012 12:30 to
Friday 23 November 2012 15:30


The Law Society of Northern Ireland, 96 Victoria Street, Belfast, BT1 3GN


Speakers include:

David H. Anderson CMG, Former Judge, The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
Professor Richard Barnes, University of Hull
Jill Barrett, British Institute of International and Comparative Law
Professor Alan Boyle, University of Edinburgh and Essex Court Chambers
Professor Robin Churchill, University of Dundee
Professor Malcolm D Evans OBE, University of Bristol
Stephen Fietta, Volterra Fietta
Professor Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Queen Mary, University of London
Professor David Freestone, Sargasso Sea Alliance and George Washington University, USA
Professor Maria Gavouneli, University of Athens, Greece
Professor Shotaro Hamamoto, University of Kyoto, Japan
Dr Brian Jack, Queen's University Belfast
Dr Marie Jacobsson, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden, UN International Law Commission and University of Lund
Dr RonĂ¡n Long, National University of Ireland Galway
Professor David M Ong, Nottingham Trent University
Professor Nilufer Oral, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey
Dr Lindsay Parson, Maritime Zone Solutions Ltd, UK
Professor Catherine Redgwell, University College London
The Honourable Mr Justice Weatherup, High Court of Northern Ireland
Chris Whomersley, Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Sir Michael Wood KCMG, 20 Essex Street Chambers and UN International Law Commission
Samuel Wordsworth, Essex Court Chambers
Professor Keyuan Zou, University of Central Lancashire

This event is now fully booked.

The conference programme is available to view here and a downloadable brochure is available here.

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law in conjunction with the Law Society of Northern Ireland is pleased to announce an event commemorating the 30th anniversary of the opening for signature of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea ("UNCLOS").

UNCLOS, often referred to as "the Constitution of the Sea", now has over 160 States parties and is still attracting new ones. It sets the legal framework for all matters concerning the world's oceans, including navigation, piracy, maritime jurisdictional boundaries, continental shelf, living and mineral resources and protection of the marine environment.

This one and a half day conference will analyse the development of UNCLOS in its first 30 years and look ahead to the challenges of the future.

It will take place in the historic maritime city of Belfast in Northern Ireland and will bring together prominent UK and international experts in the field.

Information about UNCLOS and its 30th anniversary including a UN video is at: http://www.un.org/Depts/los/index.htm

The Belfast Visitor and Convention Bureau has provided an online portal for UNCLOS delegates to make hotel reservations. To use this list please click here.

This conference is kindly sponsored by:

Invest Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland Law Society

Tourism Ireland

Carson McDowell

With thanks to:

Belfast Visitor and Convention Bureux

CPD hours may be claimed by both solicitors and barristers of England and Wales through attendance at this event.

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