Research Positions in Ocean Law and Policy

The Centre for International Law (CIL) of the National University of Singapore (NUS) is expanding its Ocean Law and Policy research programme to undertake research on the international regulation of shipping and the marine environment, including issues related to deep seabed mining and marine diversity beyond national jurisdiction. CIL's ongoing research on the law and policy of the law of the sea includes: the South China Sea disputes, submarine cables, the law of the sea in the Arctic, maritime security and offshore installations. CIL currently has three positions for Research Associates or Research Fellows. Candidates with a doctorate in international law are preferred, but CIL will also consider applicants with an LL.M. in international law if they also have practical experience in ocean law and policy issues. For more information on the expanded research programme, click here. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and their CV to Ms Sadhna Rai at by 31 July 2015. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Upcoming CIL Events

Upcoming External Events

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CIL News

Keynote Speech at Business Forum
Professor Tommy Koh, Chairman of CIL’s Governing Board, was the keynote speaker at the Singapore Regional Business Forum. MORE »
NUS FoL 2015 Commencement Ceremony
Professor Tommy Koh, the Chairman of CIL’s Governing Board, served as the Commencement Speaker at the 2015 Commencement Ceremony. MORE »
2015 ATRS World Conference
CIL is proud to support NUS’s joint organisation of the 2015 Air Transport Research Society (ATRS) World Conference. MORE »
2015 Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship Award
CIL congratulates Harpreet Kaur Dhillon, CIL Practice Fellow, on her award of the 2015 Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship. MORE »
CIL Welcomes New Research Associate
CIL is pleased to announce that Mark Jason Huber has joined CIL as a Research Associate. MORE »
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Research & Publications

Transboundary Pollution: Evolving Issues of International Law and Policy
Edited by Prof S. Jayakumar, Prof Tommy Koh, Assoc Prof Robert Beckman, Dr Hao Duy Phan
Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015
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CIL Researchers’ Activities

Defences in Investment Treaty Law
CIL Practice Fellow Ms Harpreet Kaur Dhillon was invited to act as one of four instructors in a workshop in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. MORE »
39th Annual COLP Conference
CIL was a sponsoring organisation at the 39th Annual Conference of the Center for Oceans Law and Policy (COLP). MORE »
Symposium on Global Commons and LOS
Prof Beckman, Captain Roach, Mr Bernard and Dr Sun participated in the 2015 International Symposium on Global Commons and the Law of the Sea. MORE »
Art of Negotiating T&I Agreements
CIL Research Fellow Junianto James Losari was invited to speak at the Art of Negotiating Trade and Investment Agreements Workshop. MORE »
20th Anniversary of Rhodes Academy
CIL Research Fellow (Non-Resident) Tara Davenport gave a presentation on ‘Submarine Cables in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction’. MORE »
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