CIL International Law Year in Review Conference 2021

International Law Year in Review 2021
25 June 2021

PROGRAMME (Click Here)


WELCOME REMARKS

Professor Tommy Koh, Chairman, CIL Governing Board
Dr Nilüfer Oral, Director, NUS Centre for International Law


KEYNOTE SPEECH

The Singapore / ITLOS: Model Agreement for the Provision of Facilities to ITLOS by Judge Jin-Hyun Paik, President, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS)


SESSION ONE | OCEAN AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Chair
Emeritus Professor Robert Beckman, Head, Ocean Law & Policy, NUS Centre for International Law

Speakers
Professor Benjamin Horton, Director of the Earth Observatory, Singapore
Dr Miko Maekawa, Senior Research Fellow, Ocean Policy Research Institute, Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Japan
Dr Nilüfer Oral, Director, NUS Centre for International Law


SESSION TWO | COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND INTERNATIONAL LAW

Chair
Ambassador Fabrice Filliez, Swiss Ambassador to Singapore

Speakers
Mr Lionel Yee, SC, Deputy Attorney-General, Attorney-General’s Chambers, Singapore
Dr Ayelet Berman, Lead, Global Health & Governance, NUS Centre for International Law
Professor Gabrielle Marceau, UNIGE and Sr. Counsellor, WTO Research Division


SESSION THREE | SURVEY OF THE LATEST JUDGMENTS OF THE ICJ

Chair
Ms Loretta Malintoppi, Counsel and Arbitrator, 39 Essex Chambers

Speakers
Mr Rodman Bundy, Senior Partner, Squire Patton Boggs Singapore LLP
Ms Davinia Aziz, Adjunct Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
Sir Michael Wood, Member, UN International Law Commission / Barrister, Twenty Essex


SESSION FOUR | RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN ASEAN LAW

Chair
Professor S Jayakumar, Chairman, CIL International Advisory Panel

Speakers
Professor Simon Tay, Chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs / Senior Consultant, WongPartnership LLP
Dr Tan Hsien-Li, Co-Director (Teaching), ASEAN Law & Policy Programme, NUS Centre for International Law
Professor Antony Anghie, Head, Teaching and Researching International Law in Asia (TRILA) Programme, NUS Centre for International Law


SESSION FIVE | UPDATES ON INTERNATIONAL LAW DEVELOPMENTS

Chair
Ms Daphne Hong, Director-General, International Affairs Division, Attorney-General’s Chambers, Singapore

Speakers
Professor Patrícia Galvão Teles, Member, United Nations International Law Commission (ILC) / Auxiliary Professor of International Law at the Autonomous University of Lisbon / Member, Permanent Court of Arbitration
Professor Locknie Hsu, Professor of Law, Singapore Management University
Professor N Jansen Calamita, Head, Investment Law & Policy, NUS Centre for International Law
Ambassador Mahmoud Daifallah Hmoud, Member, UN International Law Commission / Jordanian Ambassador to Singapore


SESSION SIX | BOOK LAUNCH: Reflections on the Making of the Modern Law of the Sea, written by the late Ambassador Satya N Nandan

Chair
Professor Tommy Koh, Chairman, CIL Governing Board

Speakers
Kristine (Kraabel) Dalaker, PhD Research Fellow, Norwegian Centre for the Law of the Sea (NCLOS), Faculty of Law, UiT / The Arctic University of Norway
Justice Chao Hick Tin, Senior Judge, Supreme Court of Singapore
Michael Lodge, Secretary-General, International Seabed Authority
Professor Myron Nordquist, Distinguished Fellow, US Naval War College


Pre-Event Details

About the Conference

The NUS Centre for International Law is very pleased to announce that it will once again bring together the international legal community through its third International Law Year in Review (ILYIR) Conference. This year, the Conference will be held online via Zoom on 25 June 2021, from 2.00 to 7.15 pm Singapore time (Time Converter). Click here for the updated programme.

The Conference will bring together distinguished experts in international law to review and discuss key developments in international law in 2020 and 2021.  This year, Conference will feature the following topics:

  • The Singapore / ITLOS: Model Agreement for the Provision of Facilities to ITLOS
  • Ocean and Climate Change
  • COVID-19 Pandemic and International Law
  • Survey of the Latest Judgments of the International Court of Justice
  • Recent Developments in ASEAN Law
  • Updates on International Law Developments

The Conference will also feature a book launch on ‘Reflections on the Making of the Modern Law of the Sea’ by the late Ambassador Satya N Nandan.

Registration

The Conference is open to all international law scholars and legal practitioners from any fields of specialisation.
Registration is free of charge. Interested participants must register online via the form below.

Format of the Conference

To replicate as closely as possible the intimate setting of an in-person conference, the format will be a Zoom call/meeting. Thus, participants are requested to have their cameras on throughout. During the question-and-answer part of each session, participants are highly encouraged to ask their questions or make comments through their microphones and cameras.