CIL's Arctic Research Programme Materials Available Online

Singapore was accepted as one of six new Observers on the Arctic Council in 2013. To assist the Singapore government in its participation on the Arctic Council, the Centre for International Law (CIL) has undertaken the development of the Arctic Research Programme to build expertise and knowledge of Arctic issues. An integral part of the Programme is the compilation and provision of research materials, including maps, international and national documents, and academic articles and other scholarly works. Captain J. Ashley Roach, in his capacity as CIL Visiting Senior Research Fellow, has prepared a Bibliography of Arctic Documents, which will be expanded and updated as the Programme develops. All of the CIL's Arctic Research Programme materials and details are now available at "CIL Research Projects". For more information on the Programme, please click here. To access the Bibliography and CIL Research Materials, please click here.

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CIL News

Visit by the ICRC
CIL hosted a visit by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on 7 July 2014. MORE »
Visit by Viet Nam’s Defense Minister
On 1st June 2014, the Minister of Defence of Viet Nam, General Phung Quang Thanh, called on CIL Director Robert Beckman. MORE »
Prof Jayakumar Honored with Award Chairman of CIL’s IAP, Prof S. Jayakumar was honoured by NUS with the Outstanding Service Award. MORE »
2014 Great Negotiator Award
CIL Chairman Prof Tommy Koh received the 2014 Great Negotiator Award from Harvard University on 10 April 2014. MORE »
CIL-MFA course on Int’l Law
CIL partnered with Singapore’s MFA to organise a 5-day intensive int’l law course for international participants from 24-28 March 2014. MORE »
For more CIL News & Highlights, click here.

Research & Publications

- “Beyond Territorial Disputes in the South China Sea: Legal Frameworks for Joint Development of Hydrocarbon Resources”
Edited by Robert Beckman, Leo Bernard, Tara Davenport, Clive Schofield and Ian Townsend-Gault
- “Malaysia and Singapore: The Land Reclamation Case – From Dispute to Settlement” by Prof Tommy Koh, Dr Cheong Koon Hean, Lionel Yee
- “Piracy and International Maritime Crimes in ASEAN: Prospects for cooperation”
Edited by Robert C. Beckman and J. Ashley Roach
- “Submarine Cables: The Handbook of Law and Policy”
Edited by D Burnett, R Beckman and T Davenport
For further details on CIL Books and how to place an order, please click here.
  • Book Chapter | By: Leonardo Bernard
    “The Role of Islands on Maritime Boundaries Delimitation: A Look at the Bangladesh/Myanmar Case”
  • Commentary | By: Amb Arif Havas Oegroseno
    “Revamping bilateral treaties” pdf-icon-small PDF
  • Article | By: R Beckman & C Schofield
    “Defining EEZ Claims from Islands: A Potential South China Sea Change” pdf-icon-small PURCHASE HERE
  • Commentary | By: Alan Tan
    “Jetstar’s arrival puts airline control rules in the spotlight” pdf-icon-small PDF
  • Commentary | By: Ewing-Chow & Losari
    “Indonesia should not withdraw from the ICSID” pdf-icon-small PDF
  • Commentary | By: Ewing-Chow & Losari
    “Indonesia is letting its bilateral treaties lapse so as to renegotiate better ones” pdf-icon-small PDF

CIL Members’ Activities

Keynote Speech at ISA’a 20th Anniversary
Prof Tommy Koh delivered the keynote speech at the International Seabed Authority’s 20th Anniversary Commemorative Session. MORE »
Continental Shelf Summer Academy
CIL Research Fellow Leonardo Bernard participated in the Summer Academy on the Continental Shelf, held at Torshavn, Faroe Islands. MORE »
Panel on ASEAN at SMUN
CIL Deputy Director Dr R Navin participated in a panel discussion on ASEAN: Past, Present and Future at the Singapore Model United Nations. MORE »
Settlement of Investment Disputes
CIL’s Prof Michael Ewing-Chow and James Losari were invited to the National Seminar on Settlement of Investment Disputes. MORE »
Meeting with ERIA
CIL’s Prof Michael Ewing-Chow and James Losari met with ERIA Researchers to discuss ERIA’s baseline study. MORE »
For more CIL Members’ Activities, click here.