CIL Fireside Chat Series: Whaling in the Antarctic

The Centre for International Law (CIL) will hold the second session of the Fireside Chat Series 2014 on ‘Whaling in the Antarctic (Australia v. Japan): International Law, Science and the Environment’ at 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM on Friday, 19 September 2014. The session will be hosted by Professor S. Jayakumar and Professor Tommy Koh. Panelists at the session will include Professor Robert Beckman Director, CIL; Professor Lye Lin-Heng, Director, Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law, Law Faculty, NUS; Professor Chou Lok Ming, Department of Biological Sciences and Professor Ryoko Nakano, Department of Japanese Studies. The session will examine the judgment of the International Court of Justice in the 'Whaling in the Antarctic' case and discuss the whaling issue from environmental, scientific and international political perspectives. The session is open to NUS, NTU and SMU students and staff who register. To register, please click here.

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CIL News

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 »
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 »
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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
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  • 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”
  • Commentary | By: Amb Arif Havas Oegroseno
    “Revamping bilateral treaties” pdf-icon-small PDF

CIL Members’ Activities

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 »
NISCSS International Symposium
CIL Director Robert Beckman participated in the ‘International Symposium on the Philippines v. China Arbitration Case’. MORE »
Meeting on Indonesia’s BIT Review
CIL’s James Losari attended a meeting held by the MFA of Indonesia to discuss Indonesia’s review of the DSMs included in its BITs. MORE »
CIL at SIEL 2014
CIL’s Prof Ewing-Chow and James Losari spoke at the 2014 Society of International Economic Law Conference (SIEL) in Bern, Switzerland. MORE »
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