15 November 2012
Unclos at 30
The British Institute of International and Comparative Law in conjunction with the Law Society of Northern Ireland is pleased to announce an event commemorating the 30th anniversary of the opening for signature of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea ("UNCLOS").
UNCLOS, often referred to as "the Constitution of the Sea", now has over 160 States and is still attracting new ones. It sets the legal framework for all matters concerning the world's oceans, including navigation, piracy, maritime jurisdictional boundaries, continental shelf, living and mineral resources and protection of the marine environment.
This one and a half day conference will analyse the development of UNCLOS in its first 30 years and look ahead to the challenges of the future.
It will take place in the historic maritime city of Belfast in Northern Ireland and will bring together prominent UK and international experts in the field.
Jill Barrett, British Institute of International and Comparative Law
Professor Alan Boyle, University of Edinburgh and Essex Court Chambers
David H Anderson CMG, Former Judge, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
Professor Robin Churchill, University of Dundee
Stephen Fietta, Volterra Fietta
Professor Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Queen Mary, University of London
Professor David Freestone, Sargasso Sea Alliance and
George Washington University, USA
Professor Maria Gavouneli, University of Athens, Greece
Professor Shotaro Hamamoto, University of Kyoto, Japan
Dr Marie Jacobsson, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden, UN International Law Commission and University of Lund
Professor Zou Keyuan, University of Central Lancashire
Professor David M Ong, Nottingham Trent University
Professor Nilufer Oral, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey
Professor Catherine Redgwell, University College London
The Honourable Mr Justice Weatherup, High Court of Northern Ireland
Chris Whomersley, Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Sir Michael Wood KCMG, 20 Essex Street Chambers and UN International, Law Commission
Samuel Wordsworth, Essex Court Chambers
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