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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
- Chris Whomersley, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Recent developments in the United Kingdom's practice relating to UNCLOS
- Professor Keyuan Zou, University of Central Lancashire
The South China Sea disputes and China's approach to UNCLOS
- Professor Maria Gavouneli, University of Athens, Greece
Energy at sea: a new challenge?
PANEL 2: THE OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF (BEYOND 200 NAUTICAL MILES)
Chair: Professor Malcolm D Evans OBE, University of Bristol
- Professor David Ong, Nottingham Trent University
Delimitation of the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles and prospects for revenue sharing under between States and the International Community
- Professor Robin Churchill, University of Dundee
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?
- Dr Lindsay Parson, Maritime Zone Solutions Ltd, UK
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
PANEL 3: JURISDICTION AND GOVERNANCE IN INTERNATIONAL WATERS
Chair: The Honourable Mr Justice R Weatherup, High Court of Northern Ireland
- 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
- Professor David Freestone, Sargasso Sea Alliance and George Washington University, USA
High seas governance and high seas marine protected areas
- Professor Nilufer Oral, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey
Governance of straits used for international navigation
PANEL 4: PROTECTING THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT
Chair: Dr Brian Jack, Queen's University Belfast
- Professor Alan Boyle, University of Edinburgh and Essex Court Chambers
Ocean Governance and Climate Change
- Professor Catherine Redgwell, University College London
Climate change responses - is UNCLOS fit for purpose?
- 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
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)
- Stephen Fietta, Volterra Fietta
The resolution of maritime boundary disputes under Part XV of UNCLOS - have Annex VII arbitration and ITLOS worked in practice?
- Dr Ronán Long, National University of Ireland Galway
The EU and Law of the Sea Dispute Settlement
- Professor Shotaro Hamamoto, University of Kyoto, Japan
The evolution of ITLOS jurisprudence on prompt release of vessels
Professor Richard Barnes, University of Hull