Author Archives: N.F. Coelho

Conference: winning legal protection for ancient and historical shipwrecks

The Institut de recherche juridique de la Sorbonne will host a presentation entitled Winning Legal protection for ancient and historical shipwrecks: the battle to protect the 1565 Royal Navy Fleet of Jean Ribault in Florida and its precedents in international law. The event is set to occur in Paris, France, on 26 May 2017. For more information check this poster and this website.

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Conference: Human Rights and the Arctic

The 7th symposium “Human Rights and Science” will be held on 28-29 September 2017 in  Helsinki, Finland, and it will discuss the human rights dimension in the Arctic studies. The focal themes revolve around the rights of the indigenous peoples, preconditions of scientific research in the Arctic, and the human rights perspectives in research and utilization of natural resources. The event is open to public but registration is necessary. More information is available here.

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Call for papers: Multiple Layers of Regulation, Focus on the Baltic Sea Region

The Baltic Area Legal Studies (BALEX) will organize a research seminar on multi-level governance with a special focus on the Baltic Sea Region in Turku, Finland, on 31 October 2017. The keynote lectures are open events. Additionally, researchers can send their papers for further workshop discussions. The research seminar calls for papers which may relate to the following issues: legal relationships between different layers of regulation; the role of non-legal steering mechanisms in policy-making; ecosystem based management and regulatory tools; industry visions of Baltic Sea developments and related regulatory needs, balancing competing interests. The papers should be sent no later than October 17, 2017. More information is available here.

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Conference: La Convención de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Derecho del Mar de 1982 y el rol del Consejo de Seguridad de la ONU

The University of Buenos Aires (UBA) is hosting a conference entitled La Convención de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Derecho del Mar de 1982 y el rol del Consejo de Seguridad de la ONU (the UNCLOS and the role of the UN Security Council). It will feature inter alia a presentation on the maritime controversy between Nicaragua and Colombia in the Caribbean Sea. The event will be held in Spanish and is set to happen on June 5 2017 at the Faculty of Law of the UBA. More information is available here.

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Canada: Oil Tanker Moratorium Act proposed in Parliament

The Government of Canada has introduced the proposed Oil Tanker Moratorium Act in Parliament, respecting the regulation of vessels that transport crude oil or persistent oil to or from ports or marine installations located along British Columbia’s north coast. The proposed legislation aims to prohibit oil tankers carrying more than 12,500 metric tonnes of crude and persistent oils as cargo from stopping, loading or unloading at ports or marine installations in northern British Columbia. The Bill can be found here.

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Workshop: Ocean Commons

The K.G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea and the Institute for International Legal Studies, National Research Council of Italy, are jointly organizing a workshop titled Ocean Commons: Common Heritage, Marine Genetic Resources and Biodiversity Conservation in Areas beyond National Jurisdiction. The event will take place in Rome, Italy, on 13 June 2017. More information is available here.

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Conference: Maritime Spatial Planning, Addressing Land-Sea Interactions

The Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission is organising a two-day conference to address the topic of Land Sea Interactions within the framework of Maritime Spatial Planning. The event will be held in Malta, on 15-16 June 2017. More information about the event here.

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