Call for papers: The transformation of environmental law and governance – innovation, risk and resilience

The University of Strathclyde Law School shall host the 16th Annual Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, entitled, The Transformation of Environmental Law and Governance: Innovation, Risk and Resilience, 4-6 July 2018, at the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, UK). Additional events will be scheduled for the 2-3 July 2018. Abstracts may be submitted until 1 February 2018.

For more information see the call for abstracts page here.

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Call for papers: Transnational food security

The Transnational Legal Theory Journal shall host its inaugural annual symposium, entitled, Transnational Food Security, on 20 January 2018, at the Transnational Law Institute (King’s College London, UK). Abstracts must be submitted by 22 September 2017, with the proposed topics leaving plenty of space for oceans literature.

For more information see here.

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Chile: Easter Island marine protected area announced

The President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, announced, on the 7 September 2017, the designation of 700,000 square kilometers of marine protected areas (MPA) in Easter Island, following the first indigenous consultation on MPAs.

For more information see the press release here. A global overview of MPAs can be found on protectedplanet, here.

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Conference: Human Sea – La dimension européenne de la sûreté et de la sécurité maritime

The Centre de Droit Maritime et Océanique (CDMO) of the University of Nantes is organizing a conference with an aim to analyse the European dimension of action at sea, the challenges for sovereignty and the protection of resources, namely discussing the obligations and practices of European maritime agencies. The event occurs on 26 October 2017 in Nantes, France. More information is available here.

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Conference: Sustainable Ocean Summit 2017

The World Ocean Council will host the Sustainable Ocean Summit 2017, with the theme, The Ocean Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 14): Business Leadership and Business Opportunities, 29 November – 1 December 2017, in Halifax (Canada).

For more information see the website here, and programme here.

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Sri Lanka: Seeks exploratory discussions on Indian Ocean code of conduct

At the 2nd Indian Ocean Conference, 31 July – 1 August 2017, the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka and the Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs recalled their position that a code of conduct upon the freedom of navigation and overflight was necessary for the Indian Ocean. The Prime Minister noted “Sri Lanka will soon commence exploratory discussions on convening a meeting to deliberate on a stable legal order on freedom of navigation and over flight in the Indian Ocean”.

For more information see the ministry of foreign affairs statement, and prime minster’s speech (unofficial transcript). Further insight may be provided by a previous speech on the matter at Deakin University.

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Seminar: United States Arctic Imperatives

The Centre for International Law at the National University of Singapore is hosting a seminar on the 2017 Council on Foreign Relations’ report “Arctic Imperatives: Reinforcing U.S. Strategy on America’s Fourth Coast“. The event will take place in Singapore, on 20 September 2017. More information is available here.

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