CIL Course on International Law of the Sea, 13–17 November 2017

CIL will be offering a one week course on the International Law of the Sea from 13 to 17 November 2017. The course will be taught by members of CIL’s Oceans Team as well consultants to CIL’s Ocean Law and Policy Programme. It is designed specifically for government legal officers and other government officials who have not studied law of the sea, but who deal with law of the sea issues in the course of their work.

The course will focus specifically on the rights and obligations of States under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) as well as its 1994 Implementation Agreement on deep sea mining and its 1995 Implementation Agreement on Straddling and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks. Topics to be addressed include the rights of coastal states to claim maritime zones, the rights of coastal States and other States in the various maritime zones, obligations to protect and preserve the marine environment, obligations to sustainably manage fisheries, the delimitation of maritime boundaries, and the settlement of maritime disputes. The course will also examine new challenges to the law of the sea such as climate change and the regulation of biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction. In discussing State practice in implementing UNCLOS the course will focus on examples from Southeast Asia.

The course is being offered under the Singapore Cooperation Programme (SCP) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Singapore, which sponsors participants from many countries. Applicants must be nominated by their Government under the procedures of the SCP, and applications must be submitted directly to the SCP (not to CIL). The closing date for nominations is 2 October. For more information on how to apply click on this link.