CIL-ANCORS Maritime Boundaries Workshop 2017

The Centre for International Law (CIL), National University of Singapore and the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong are jointly organising a Maritime Boundaries Workshop in Singapore from 6-8 June 2017.

The Workshop will be conducted by renowned legal and technical experts versed in the negotiation of maritime boundaries. It will consist of a combination of interactive lectures and supervised practical exercises in which participants will work in teams to negotiate a maritime boundary between two fictitious States. Download the Draft Workshop Programme in PDF format.

The Workshop will be led by Professor Robert Beckman and Captain Ashley Roach of CIL and Professor Stuart Kaye and Professor Clive Schofield of ANCORS. In addition, the following persons will serve as speakers, panellists or tutors:CIL- ANCORS Workshop

Robert W Smith, Independent Geographic Consultant, Educator/Lecturer, U.S. Department of State official (retired)
Gavin MacLaren, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Lawrence Martin, Partner, Foley Hoag, International Litigation and Arbitration Department
Robert van de Poll, International Manager, Law of the Sea, Fugro Group (Netherlands)
Robert Harris, Assistant Legal Adviser, East Asia and Pacific Affairs, United States Department of State
Parry Oei, Director, Port Services / Chief Hydrographer, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
Lionel Yee SC, Deputy Attorney-General of Singapore
Hao Duy Phan, Senior Research Fellow, CIL
Leonardo Bernard, PhD Candidate, ANCORS

The Workshop is the third in a series of Maritime Boundary Delimitation Workshops held in coordination with the Expanded ASEAN Maritime Forum (EAMF). It enjoys the support of the governments of the United States and Singapore in advancing EAMF participants’ understanding of maritime boundary delimitation by providing a robust platform of academic instruction and cooperative dialogue.

Invitations are being extended to government officials from all member states of EAMF: the ten ASEAN Member States, Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation and the United States of America. The workshop is also open to government officials, academics, and practitioners from other countries.

The Workshop fee at of USD 1,500 per participant is inclusive of refreshment breaks, lunches and course materials.

For further information and registration procedures, please email Ms Geraldine Ng (, CIL’s Senior Manager of Events and Programmes. A total of 60 places are available.

For Speakers & Participants of the Workshop, please click here for the presentations.