Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy

UN General Assembly Recognises Rhodes Academy

In its annual resolution on oceans and law of the sea in 2015, the UN General Assembly recognized the important contribution of the Rhodes Academy of Ocean Law and Policy to capacity-building in the field of law of the sea. Resolution A/RES/70/235, which was adopted on 23 December 2015, contains the following paragraph on the Rhodes Academy:

20. Recognizes with appreciation the important contribution to capacity-building in the field of the law of the sea by the Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy, a cooperative undertaking by the Center for Oceans Law and Policy, University of Virginia School of Law, the Aegean Institute of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law, the Law of the Sea Institute of Iceland, the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, the Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea, Utrecht University, and the Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore, that offers annually a prominent three-week summer course in Rhodes, Greece, celebrates its twentieth anniversary in 2015 and has graduated more than 700 students from more than 120 countries;

CIL is proud to be one of the institutions sponsoring the Rhodes Academy. CIL Director Bob Beckman has been a member of the Rhodes Faculty since 2009 and he is currently serving as one the Academy’s Directors. CIL Senior Visiting Fellow J. Ashley Roach is also a member of the Rhodes Faculty.

For the complete text of the resolution, please click here.

Rhodes Academy Submarine Cables Writing Award Sponsored by the ICPC

The Rhodes Academy Submarine Cables Writing Award is an annual award sponsored by the International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC) for a deserving paper on the international law of the sea relating to submarine cables. The candidate who produces the best paper will be awarded either (i) a Scholarship (attendance fee & shared hotel room) for the 2017 Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy; or (ii) for Rhodes Academy Graduates, a cash award of GBP 2000. For further information about the Award, please click here.

For background information on submarine cables and law of the sea and ideas on possible topics, please see the CIL Research Project on Submarine Cables and Law of the Sea by clicking here.

About the Rhodes Academy

The Rhodes Academy is a three week course which aims to bring together distinguished experts in law of the sea and carefully selected students from both government and academia for a concentrated and comprehensive study of modern oceans law. Through education on the principles of contemporary oceans law and policy, the Rhodes Academy seeks to promote adherence to the rule of law in the world’s oceans. Founded in 1995, the Academy held its inaugural session in the summer of 1996 and operates on an annual basis. It is a cooperative undertaking by CIL, the Center for Oceans Law and Policy, University of Virginia School of Law, the Aegean Institute of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law, the Law of the Sea Institute of Iceland, the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, and the Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea, Utrecht University. For more information on the Rhodes Academy, please click here.

Rhodes Academy and CIL

In 2009, CIL signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Rhodes Academy of Ocean Law and Policy whereby it agreed to sponsor two to three students to attend the Rhodes Academy for the years 2010 to 2012, funding the tuition fees, accommodation and travel costs of each sponsored student. As part of its continuing effort to develop international law expertise in the region, CIL sponsors a young academic or government legal officer from an ASEAN Member State, as well as a researcher from CIL to attend.

CIL Director Robert Beckman has been a member of the Rhodes Faculty since 2009 and he is currently serving as one the Academy’s Directors. CIL Senior Visiting Fellow J. Ashley Roach is also a member of the Rhodes Faculty.

 

Past CIL Participation at the Rhodes Academy

2016

Rhodes-2015

  • 21st Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy – 3-22 July 2016
  • CIL’s 7th year of association with the Academy
  • CIL Director Robert Beckman delivered three seminars on the law of the sea, its interaction with the marine environment and the relevant legal framework and conducted a three-hour workshop session on the marine environment.

CIL-Sponsored Rhodes Alumni 2016:

  • Ms Kristine Dalaker Kraabel, CIL Associate Director
  • Mr Shaun Kang, CIL Research Associate
  • Mr Andreas Aditya Salim, Assistant, Presidential Task Force for Combating Illegal Fishing, Indonesia

 

2015

Rhodes-2015

  • 20th Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy – 5 – 24 July 2015
  • CIL’s 6th year of association with the Academy
  • CIL Director Robert Beckman delivered three seminars on UNCLOS and international environmental law, ship-source pollution and other sources of marine pollution and co-organised the Marine Environment Workshop.

CIL-Sponsored Rhodes Alumni 2015:

  • Ms Pham Lan Dung of Vietnam
  • Dr Lynn Kuok of Singapore (based in Washington DC)
  • Ms Denise Cheong of Singapore

 

2014

Rhodes 2014-300

  • 19th Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy – 29 June-18 July 2014
  • CIL’s 5th year of association with the Academy
  • CIL Director Prof Beckman delivered seminars on marine environment overview, ship-source pollution, enforcing international standard and co-directed the Commercial Shipping Workshop.

CIL-Sponsored Rhodes Alumni 2014:

  • Ms Lusitania Lopez of Timor Leste
  • Mr Dara In of Cambodia
  • Mr Chen Li of China


2013

  • 18th Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy – 30 June-20 July 2013
  • CIL’s 4th year of association with the Academy
  • CIL Director Prof Beckman delivered seminars on ship-source pollution, non ship-source pollution and the South China Sea disputes.

CIL-Sponsored Rhodes Alumni 2013:

  • Dr Hao Duy Phan – CIL Research Fellow (Received Best Oralist Award)
  • Monique Page – CIL Research Associate
  • Sok Khavan – Director-General, Cambodian National Petroleum Authority

 

2012

  • 17th Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy – 1-21 July 2012
  • CIL’s 3rd year of association with the Academy
  • CIL Director Prof Beckman delivered seminars on Options for Resolving Disputes, the South China Sea claims, and Submarine Cables and assisted Robert Smith and Alex Oude Elferink in the supervision of a Workshop on Negotiating and Drafting a Maritime Boundary Delimitation Agreement

CIL-Sponsored Rhodes Alumni 2012:

  • Ms Youna Lyons – CIL Senior Research Fellow
  • Mr Sanjay Pala Krishnan – CIL Research Associate (at the time)
  • H.E. Mr Hang Naron – Secretary of State of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Cambodia and Permanent Vice-Chairman to the Supreme National Economic Council (SNOC)
2011

  • 16th Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy – 3-23 July 2011
  • CIL’s 2nd year of association with the Academy
  • CIL Director Prof Beckman delivered seminars on the South China Sea claims, provisional measures in maritime delimitation, and submarine cables

CIL-Sponsored Rhodes Alumni 2011:

  • Mr Leonardo Bernard – CIL Research Associate
  • Ms Mayla Ibañez – CIL Research Associate (at the time)
  • Mr Kyaw Kyaw Naing – Assistant Director from Myanmar’s Office of the Attorney General and CIL Visiting Researcher (at the time)

 

2010

  • 15th Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy – 28 Jun-17Jul 2010
  • CIL’s 1st year of association with the Academy
  • CIL Director Prof Beckman taught classes on maritime security, the Straits of Malacca and submarine cables
  • CIL-sponsored Dr Nguyen did CIL proud by winning the award for the best written exam
  • CIL Research Associate Tara Davenport was also awarded the inaugural Submarine Cables Award (for more information, click here)

CIL-Sponsored Rhodes Alumni 2010:

  • Dr Nguyen Thi Lan Anh – Vice Dean of the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam
  • Ms Tara Davenport – CIL Research Associate