Author Archives: A.N. Honniball

Conference: Adapting law of the sea to address the challenges of climate change

The NUS Centre for International Law (CIL) shall host a conference, entitled, Adapting Law of the Sea to Address the Challenges of Climate Change, 13-14 March 2018, venue TBC (Singapore).

For more information and draft programme see here.

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Call for papers: International law and universality

The Manchester International Law Centre shall host the 14th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law, entitled, International law and universality, 13-15 September 2018, in Manchester (UK). The submission of abstracts is welcome until 31 January 2018.

For more information and the eight themes, see here.

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CITES: Silky and thresher shark controls enter into force

The 17th Conference of Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flaura (CITES) decided to expand the species of sharks protected by CITES controls, including silky shark (Carcharhinus falciformis), thresher sharks (Alopias spp.) and all nine devil ray species (Mobula spp.) within Appendix II. Listing of devil rays entered into effect on 04 April 2017, while silky and thresher shark listing was subject to a 12 month delay, entering into effect 4 October 2017.

For more information see the press release here, or the sharks and manta rays page here.

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Peru: MoU signed with Global Fishing Watch Inc

Peru has become the second state (following Indonesia) to sign a memorandum of understanding with Global Fishing Watch Inc to establish a framework for cooperation. Peru will be sharing information upon its commercial fishing fleets through the Global Fishing Watch system.

Announced, 27 September 2017, Peru also signaled a further framework cooperative agreement with Oceana (NGO) and ratification of the 2009 FAO Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA). Peru will implement the PSMA as of October.

For more information, see the press release here, and Global Fishing Watch here.

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Conference: Connecting the arctic

The Arctic Frontiers 2018 conference, entitled, Connecting the Arctic, will be held 21-26 January 2018, in Tromsø (Norway). A number of presentations will touch upon legal and policy matters.

For more information, see here.

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Call for abstracts: Sixth international marine debris conference

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (USA) and UN Environment have announced the Sixth International Marine Debris Conference, to be held 12-16 March 2018, in San Diego (California, USA). Authors may submit an abstract or poster idea until 11 October 2017.

For more information, see here.

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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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