CIL-ANCORS e-Training Course on Alternative Resolutions to Maritime Boundary Disputes

CIL-ANCORS e-Training Course on
Alternative Resolutions to Maritime Boundary Disputes

 20-24 Sept 2021, 9am-3pm Singapore Time, via Zoom

Following the success of its workshops on maritime boundaries in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020, the Centre for International Law (CIL) and the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) will be co-organising the 2021 CIL-ANCORS e-Training Course on Alternative Resolutions to Maritime Boundary Disputes that will be held via Zoom from Monday, 20 Sept to Friday, 24 Sept 2021, from 9 AM to 3 PM (Singapore time) each day (Time Converter)

This course (programme) is designed for government officials who are responsible for negotiating complex maritime boundary issues with their neighbours, including legal and technical experts, and officers from government ministries. It may also be of interest to academics and practitioners with a special interest in maritime boundaries.

This course is organized in conjunction with the Expanded ASEAN Maritime Forum (EAMF) and enjoys the support of the US Department of State and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore. A certain number of places will be reserved for participants from the EAMF countries, and sponsorships are available for a limited number of participants from some of the EAMF countries.

This year, the course will have a combination of pre-recorded lectures, live lectures, interactive discussions and breakout sessions aimed at enhancing participants’ understanding on the complexities of boundary-making. Participants will be able to test their knowledge during daily practical exercises, where they will be expected to develop national positions based on a hypothetical case.


The training fee of USD 700 nett per participant is inclusive of course materials and certificates of participation for all who complete the course. The application form can be found below.


  1. H.E. Agio Pereira, Timor-Leste’s Minister of State of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers
  2. H.E. Arif Havas Oegroseno, Ambassador of Indonesia to Germany
  3. Clive Schofield, Head of Research of Global Oceans Institute, World Maritime University (Malmo), seconded from ANCORS
  4. I Made Andi Arsana, University of Gajah Mada, Indonesia
  5. J Ashley Roach, Centre for International Law, NUS
  6. Katrina Cooper, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia
  7. Lawrence Martin, Foley Hoag LLP, United States*
  8. Leonardo Bernard, ANCORS, University of Wollongong
  9. Nilüfer Oral, Director, Centre for International Law, NUS
  10. Robert Beckman, Centre for International Law, NUS
  11. Robert Harris, Assistant Legal Adviser (East Asia and Pacific Affairs), United States Department of State
  12. Soo Tet Tan, Deputy Senior State Counsel, International Affairs Division, Attorney-General’s Chamber of Singapore
  13. Stuart Kaye, Director, ANCORS, University of Wollongong
  14. Tara Davenport, Centre for International Law, NUS
  15. Tommy Koh, Centre for International Law, NUS

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