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UNCLOS at 30

UNCLOS at 30

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Programme and Speaker Information

INTRODUCTORY REMARKS ON UNCLOS 30TH ANNIVERSARY

Jill Barrett, British Institute of International and Comparative Law

Sir Michael Wood KCMG, 20 Essex Chambers and UN International Law Commission

PANEL 1: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AND NEW CHALLENGES TO UNCLOS

Chair: Sam Wordsworth, Essex Court Chambers

Speakers:

Recent developments in the United Kingdom's practice relating to UNCLOS

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The South China Sea disputes and China's approach to UNCLOS

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Energy at sea: a new challenge?

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PANEL 2: THE OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF (BEYOND 200 NAUTICAL MILES)

Chair: Professor Malcolm D Evans OBE, University of Bristol

Speakers:

Delimitation of the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles and prospects for revenue sharing under between States and the International Community

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Draft paper

To what extent may a coastal State exercise its rights on its outer continental shelf before the outer limit has been established in accordance with Article 76 and Annex II of UNCLOS?

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Draft paper

Observations on the Article 76 process to date: Coastal states' submissions and the work outstanding for the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf

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PANEL 3: JURISDICTION AND GOVERNANCE IN INTERNATIONAL WATERS

Chair: The Honourable Mr Justice R Weatherup, High Court of Northern Ireland

Speakers:

  • Dr Marie Jacobsson, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden, UN International Law Commission and University of Lund

Protecting Maritime Graves: the case of the wreck of M/S Estonia

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High seas governance and high seas marine protected areas

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Governance of straits used for international navigation

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PANEL 4: PROTECTING THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT

Chair: Dr Brian Jack, Queen's University Belfast

Speakers:

Ocean Governance and Climate Change

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Climate change responses - is UNCLOS fit for purpose?

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  • Professor Malgosia Fitzmaurice,Queen Mary, University of London and Nippon Foundation Professor of Marine Environmental Protection, IMO Maritime Law Institute, Malta

Enhanced marine environmental protection: the Baltic Sea approach

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PANEL 5: SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES UNDER UNCLOS

Chair: David H. Anderson CMG, Former Judge of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS)

Speakers:

The resolution of maritime boundary disputes under Part XV of UNCLOS - have Annex VII arbitration and ITLOS worked in practice?

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The EU and Law of the Sea Dispute Settlement

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The evolution of ITLOS jurisprudence on prompt release of vessels

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CONCLUDING REMARKS

Professor Richard Barnes, University of Hull

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