Maritime Boundary Delimitation Workshop

On 24-26 September 2014, the Centre for International Law (CIL) and the International Boundaries Research Unit (IBRU) of Durham University organised the fourth annual International Maritime Boundary Delimitation Workshop in Singapore. The trainers for the 2014 Workshop were Professor Robert Beckman, CIL Director; Mr John Brown, UK Hydrographic Office; Mr Rodman Bundy, Eversheds LLP; Professor Martin Pratt, International Boundaries Research Unit; Mr Gavin MacLaren, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; His Excellency Arif Havas Oegroseno, Ambassador of Indonesia to the EU; Captain J Ashley Roach, formerly US State Department; and Professor Clive Schofield, Australian Centre for Ocean Resource and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong. This year’s Workshop focused on the technical aspects and the theory and practice of negotiations of maritime boundaries, such as how to build a negotiation team, how to engage experts and external counsel, and how to draft the text agreement. Around 50 participants from 24 countries from the public sector, academia and industry attended the Workshop. For more information about the event, click here.

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CIL News

Jerome Sayles Hess Prize for Int’l Law
Tara Davenport, former CIL Research Fellow and CIL Global Associate, has been awarded the Jerome Sayles Hess Prize for International Law 2014. MORE »
CIL Welcomes New Research Assistant
CIL is pleased to announce that Kristine Dalaker Kraabel has joined CIL as a Research Associate. MORE »
CIL Associate Awarded Scholarship to Yale
Tara Davenport, former CIL Research Fellow and CIL Global Associate, has been awarded a NUS Scholarship to pursue her JSD at Yale Law School. MORE »
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 »
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
- “The South China Sea Disputes and Law of the Sea”
Edited by Prof S. Jayakumar, Prof Tommy Koh and Prof Robert Beckman
For further details on CIL Books and how to place an order, please click here.
  • Commentary | By: CIL Director R Beckman
    “South China Sea: US and China’s different views” pdf-icon-small PDF (Expanded version for electronic edition available here)
  • Article | By: Hao Duy Phan
    “Promoting Compliance: An Assessment of ASEAN Instruments since the ASEAN Charter”
  • Article | By: CIL Global Associate A. Roach
    “Today’s Customary International Law of the Sea”
  • Article | By: Leo Bernard & Michael Ewing-Chow
    “A Rising Tide: Law of the Sea Disputes in Asia and Arbitration” pdf-icon-small PDF
  • Book Chapter | By: Leonardo Bernard
    “The Role of Islands on Maritime Boundaries Delimitation: A Look at the Bangladesh/Myanmar Case”

CIL Members’ Activities

Workshop on Future of Seas in East Asia
CIL Director Robert Beckman and CIL Research Fellow Leonardo Bernard participated in the Workshop on the Future of the Seas in East Asia. MORE »
MFA’s Training Programme for Delegates
CIL’s Prof Ewing-Chow, assisted by CIL RA James Losari, taught at the Singapore MFA Training on Competition Law Policy and IP Rights. MORE »
Capacity Building Seminar on Investment
CIL Research Associate Junianto James Losari was invited to Myanmar to speak about the ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement (ACIA). MORE »
8th IFLOS Summer Academy at ITLOS
CIL Research Associate Zhen Sun participated in the 8th IFLOS Summer Academy at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). MORE »
3rd MIMA South China Sea Conference
CIL Director Robert Beckman participated in the 3rd Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA) South China Sea Conference. MORE »
For more CIL Members’ Activities, click here.