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Maritime boundary delimitation - current issues in international jurisprudence and Japan's experienc


13th May 2013

What is this event about?

This seminar will explore new developments in international jurisprudence relating to maritime boundary delimitation, Japan's experience in this field, and how it compares with that of the United Kingdom.

Professor Evans will provide an overview of the way in which the law relating to maritime boundary delimitation has oscillated over the years, and consider its possible implications for future negotiations and settlements. He will address the burning question 'Maritime Delimitation after Nicaragua v. Colombia: whatever next?'

Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Tsuruoka will outline Japan's arrangements with its neighbours on matters such as fisheries, resource development and marine scientific research in the seas surrounding Japan. He will also discuss the challenges that Japan is facing due to the fact that the maritime boundaries in the area are undelimited.

David Anderson will explain the establishment of the UK's maritime boundaries, starting with the first agreements in 1965, the arbitration with France in the mid-1970s, right up to the recent EEZ agreements. He will draw interesting comparisons between the experiences of the UK and Japan, both being island nations with near neighbours, resulting in many boundaries.

This event has been organised by Jill Barrett, Arthur Watts Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law


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