COVID-19: Cross-sectoral Linkages and Public International Law

COVID-19 is arguably the biggest threat and challenge confronting the world since World War Two ended. It is difficult to recall any other event where the established norms upon which the world functions have been altered so drastically. From the way we work to the way we interact, learn, trade, travel and live, it is unlikely that things will ever return to the way they were during the pre-COVID days again. This dialogue session with Mr Steven Solomon, Principal Legal Officer at the World Health Organization, explored the interlinkages between the various sectors across different segments of public international law, and the interactions between States, international organizations as well as private sector entities, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This webinar is co-organized by the NUS Centre for International Law (CIL) and the Singapore Branch of the International Law Association (SG-ILA) will take the form of an interactive dialogue, and participants can expect an engaging session with frank exchanges and thoughtful insights.

Welcome address: Dr Nilüfer ORAL, Director, Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore. Moderator: Ms Danielle YEOW, Deputy Director-General (Security), International Affairs Division, Attorney-General’s Chambers (Singapore). Speaker: Mr Steven SOLOMON, Principal Legal Officer, World Health Organization. Commentator: Associate Professor Simon TAY, Chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs.

Recorded live on Zoom on 4 February 2021.

ASEAN's Three Challenges

Opening lecture of the ASEAN Law Academy Advanced Programme (online) 2021, delivered by CIL Chairman Professor Tommy Koh. Opening remarks by CIL Director Dr Nilufer Oral and ASEAN Law Academy Co-Director Professor Joseph Weiler.Recorded live on Zoom on 2 February 2021.

Outer Space and International Law

This webinar, co-organised by the NUS Centre for International Law (CIL), Attorney-General’s Chambers of Singapore (AGC Singapore) and the EDB Office for Space Technology and Industry (OSTIn) brings together acclaimed experts and explore the development of space law at the international and national levels.

Welcome remarks: Mr Peter HO, Chairman, Office for Space Technology and Industry (OSTIn) and Senior Advisor to the Centre for Strategic Futures. Moderator: Dr Nilüfer Oral, Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore.

Panellists: Professor Setsuko Aoki, Keio University Law School, Japan Emeritus Professor; Steven Freeland, School of Law, Western Sydney University, Australia; Dr Gérardine Goh Escolar, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore; Mr Niklas Hedman, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA).

Recorded live on Zoom on 21 January 2021.

The Model Agreement for the Provision of Facilities for the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea

Photo by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea Press Office.

CIL Research Fellow Arron Honniball highlights the 2020 Model Agreement between Singapore and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, sharing his thoughts on the Model Agreement’s contribution to the peaceful settlement of disputes in the Asia-Pacific region.

The article mentioned in this podcast is Honniball, A.N. and Schatz, V.J (2020). Singapore: Model Agreement for the Provision of Facilities for the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, Asia-Pacific Journal of Ocean Law and Policy, 5(2), 387–397. doi: https://doi.org/10.1163/24519391-05020012

Photo by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea Press Office.

Climate Change and Oceans

CIL Research Associate, Dita Liliansa, speaks to Dr Nilufer Oral, Director of CIL and Co-Chair of the ILC Study Group on Sea-Level Rise in relation to International Law,  about her  work as a climate change negotiator, her views on the relationship between climate change and oceans, the interactions between UNCLOS and the UN climate regime or any lack thereof, and the work of the ILC.
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