Obligations of States in Undelimited Maritime Areas
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22nd July 2016Time: 11.00-15.30Venue: 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 (expected in early 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:http://www.biicl.org/undelimited-maritime-area.
- David H. Anderson, Former Judge, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
- Robin Churchill, Professor of Public International Law, University of Dundee
- Stephen Fietta, Founder and Principal of Fietta
- Dr Kentaro Nishimoto, Tohoku University, Japan
- 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.
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