22nd July 2016
Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP
Consisting of two panels featuring experts in Law of the Sea and members of the BIICL research project on the obligations of States in undelimited maritime areas, this event will analyse and discuss the obligations of States in regard to undelimited areas pending agreement on maritime boundary delimitation. In particular, the event will focus on the obligations of States under Articles 74(3) and 83(3) of UNCLOS to refrain from activities that could jeopardise or hamper the reaching of a final agreement on maritime delimitation.
The panels will present the findings of the BIICL research team and the implications of the research in practice. This will include a discussion of the impact of the decision of the ITLOS Special Chamber on provisional measures in the Dispute Concerning Delimitation of the Maritime Boundary between Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire in the Atlantic Ocean as well as relevant aspects of the Award on the Merits of the Annex VII Arbitral Tribunal in The Republic of Philippines v The People's Republic of China case (released 12 July 2016).
The event will be of interest to international law practitioners, government officials, offshore oil and gas industry specialists and academics. Copies of the BIICL publication "Report on the Obligations of States under Articles 74(3) and 83(3) of UNCLOS in respect of Undelimited Maritime Areas" will be distributed at the event. For further details of the research please visit: www.biicl.org/undelimited-maritime-area.
- Judge David H. Anderson, Former Judge, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
- Dr Nuno Antunes, Partner, Miranda & Associados
- Professor Robin Churchill, Professor of Public International Law, University of Dundee
- Stephen Fietta, Founder and Principal of Fietta
- Dr Kentaro Nishimoto, Tohoku University, Japan
- Professor David Ong, Nottingham Trent University
- Dr Makoto Seta, Yokohama City University, Japan
- Jill Barrett, Arthur Watts Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law, BIICL
- Dr Naomi Burke, Arthur Watts Research Fellow on the Law of the Sea, BIICL
Chair: Professor Sir Malcolm Evans KCMG, University of Bristol
This event is convened by Jill Barrett, Arthur Watts Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law, and Dr Naomi Burke, Arthur Watts Research Fellow on the Law of the Sea.
A copy of the report is available here to facilitate discussion at the launch event.
Download the Event Flyer
10:15am: Registration/Coffee and pastries
11:00 -11:15am: Introduction
Jill Barrett and Professor Sir Malcom Evans KCMG
11:15-12:45pm: Panel 1: "Legal issues arising from Articles 74(3) and 83(3) of UNCLOS"
Judge David Anderson, Professor Robin Churchill, Professor David Ong and Professor Kentaro Nishimoto
This panel will discuss the legal issues raised by the obligations set out in Articles 74(3) and 83(3) of UNCLOS not to jeopardise or hamper the reaching of final maritime delimitation agreement, as addressed by the BIICL research team in their report. The panel will also highlight outstanding questions such as State's obligations in undelimited maritime areas involving sovereignty disputes
12:45-1:30pm: Lunch (to be provided at BIICL)
1:30-2:30pm: Panel 2 "Practical implications of Articles 74(3) and 83(3)"
Stephen Fietta, Nuno Antunes and Dr Naomi Burke
This panel will examine how issues involving Articles 74(3) and 83(3) arise for States and private entities in practice. The panel will also discuss relevant aspects of the merits award in the Philippines v China arbitration.
2:30-3:30pm: General Discussion/"Ask the Research Panel"
3:30pm - 4.30pm: Drinks reception
This event is now fully booked.
New BIICL publication- special offer for attendees of this event
Law of the Sea: UNCLOS as a Living Treaty
Edited by Jill Barrett and Richard Barnes
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-905221-52-3 July 2016
Special price for BIICL Members: £20 (valid for purchases on 22 July 2016 only)
Special Price for non-members: £32 (valid for purchases on 22 July 2016 only)
For book information: www.biicl.org/law-of-the-sea---unclos-as-a-living-treaty.
CPD hours have been applied for.
If you have any queries, please contact the Events team
Receiving Event Communications
When registering for this event, you agree to opt-in for future contact from us by email on relevant, forthcoming events organised by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law. If you do not wish to receive such communications, you may unsubscribe, at any time, by following the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of the emails or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please state clearly which communication you wish to unsubscribe from in the body of the email. We will amend our records immediately.
Photography and audio recording
Please note that our events may be photographed or audio recorded. These materials will be used for internal and external promotional purposes only by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. If you object to appearing in the photographs, please let our photographer know on the day. Alternatively you can email BIICL Marketing Manager, Carmel Brown in advance of the event that you are attending.
Event Cancellation Policy
Cancellation by us
The British Institute of International and Comparative Law reserves the right to modify or cancel any event if unforeseen circumstances arise. If we cancel an event we shall inform you as soon as possible using the contact details provided to us and offer you a full refund.
Cancellation by you
All cancellations must be made in writing via email to email@example.com and be no less than one week prior to the event.
Payment for registration will always be required, and must be made prior to the event. If sufficient written notification of cancellation is received, a full refund will be given. If insufficient notice is given, payment for your registration will still be required.
No charge events
All events are costly to set up, even those for which there is 'no charge'. If you register but find you are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible. As a charity we need to cover the costs of events, and we may charge you a fee of £10 for administration and catering costs if you fail to attend or give us less than 24 hours' notice.
By registering for an event, you have confirmed that you have read and understood our cancellation
4th December 2017 | LONDON
Harry Weinrebe Annual Lecture: Perspectives on 15 years in Business and Human Rights - and on where we may be going next
31st January 2018 | LONDON
The effect of Brexit on the fight against economic crimes
11th December 2017 | LONDON
Legal consequences of the separation of the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius (ICJ Advisory Opinion)
6th December 2017 | LONDON
16th Annual Review of the Arbitration Act
27th November 2017 | LONDON
40th FA Mann Lecture