On the 12 May 2017, the arbitration tribunal in respect of, Dispute Concerning Coastal State Rights in the Black Sea, Sea of Azov, and Kerch Strait (Ukraine v. the Russian Federation), PCA Case No. 2017-06, held its first procedural meeting. On the 18 May 2017 the Rules of Procedure were adopted.
World Oceans Day is celebrated 8 June 2017. This year’s theme is, Our Oceans, Our Future, and events around the world will occur in the week surrounding the 8 June 2017.
For more information, see the host of events listed here.
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.
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.
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.
The German Society for the United Nations (DGVN) and the Swedish Embassy in Germany shall host a conference, entitled, Eine nachhaltige Zukunft für unsere Ozeane? (A sustainable future for our oceans?), 7 June 2017, at the Swedish Embassy (Berlin, Germany). The discussion and live report from the United Nations Ocean Conference will be held in German.
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.