Conference: Seafood Transparency and Sustainability

The Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency, The Nature Conservancy and the Organization for Regional and Inter-regional Studies (Waseda University) shall host a conference, entitled, Seafood Transparency and Sustainability, 16-17 May 2017, at Waseda University (Shinjuku, Japan).

For more information and registration see here. The programme is available here.

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Workshop: Natural Marine Resource Management in a Changing Climate

The K.G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea and the Elisabeth Haub School of Law shall host a workshop, entitled, Natural Marine Resource Management in a Changing Climate, 13-14 June 2017, at the K.G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea (Tromsø, Norway).

For more information and registration (fees apply) see the announcement and programme. The call for papers was previously reported.

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Conference: Exploring the human element of the oceans – the gender implications of the law of the sea

The School of Law of the University of Milano-Bicocca shall host a conference, entitled, Exploring the human element of the oceans: the gender implications of the law of the sea, 25-26 May 2017, at the University of Milano-Bicocca (Milan, Italy).

For more information see the programme, and registration page. The call for papers was previously reported.

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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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2010 HNS Protocol: First Ratification

On 21 April 2017 Norway became the first state to deposit its instrument of ratification to the Protocol of 2010 to the International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in Connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea. There are currently seven other signatories, subject to ratification.

For further information, and requirements for entry into force, see here. A consolidated version of the treaty (2010 HNS Convention) is available here.

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Conference: A Bridge Over Troubled Waters – Dispute Resolution in the Law of International Watercourses and the Law of the Sea

The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law shall host a conference, entitled,  A Bridge Over Troubled Waters: Dispute Resolution in the Law of International Watercourses and the Law of the Sea, 25-26 September 2017.

For more information, see here and the poster here.

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UN: Consultations Upon Ocean Conference Call for Action

The Second Intergovernmental Consultations on UN Ocean Conference Call for Action was held 24-27 April 2017, at UN Headquarters (New York, USA). The first round was held 20-22 March 2017 and the third round is anticipated to be the final.

A report of the outstanding issues identified during consultation is available on the SDG Knowledge Hub website. For more information on the event and the Draft Call for Action discussed, see the letter of the co-facilitators.

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