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- 25-26 May 2017
CIL Research Fellow Dr Zhen Sun participated in a Conference on 'The Russian Far East, Arctic, and China: Reshaping Northeast Asia in the 21st Century?' on 25-26 May 2017 in Cambridge, the United Kingdom. The Conference was organised by the Center for Rising Powers and took place at the Scott Polar Research Institute at the University of Cambridge. Dr Sun delivered a presentation on "Navigation Rights under UNCLOS: Application in the Arctic Ocean" under the Panel on UNCLOS. To download her presentation slides, click here.
- 12-15 April 2017
CIL Director Professor Lucy Reed represented the Centre at the 111th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law in Washington DC on 12-15 April 2017. Professor Reed was President of the American Society of International Law from 2008 to 2010. With the topical theme of "What International Law Values", highlights of the meeting included: the Grotius Lecture by Harvard University Professor David Armitage entitled "Civil War Time: From Grotius to the Global War on Terror"; an interview by New York University Law School Professor Philip Alston of Hudson Medal Winner Professor Georges Abi-Saab; an Assembly address by Professor Philippe Sands on the origins of the ideas of "genocide" and "crimes against humanity" as illustrated in his new book East West Street; and a keynote address by the new General Counsel of the World Bank Group, Ms Sandie Okoro, on gender-based violence entitled "Seen and Not Heard". NUS Law Faculty Dean and CIL Board Deputy Chairman Professor Simon Chesterman spoke on the panel on "Claims Against the United Nations: From Within and Without". Ayelet Berman, soon to join CIL as a Senior Research Fellow, spoke on the panel on "The Rise of Multistakeholder Global Governance". Professor Reed, Dean Chesterman and NUS Professor Tony Anghie attended the Colleague Societies Breakfast as representatives of the Asian Society of International Law. [Photos]
- 27-31 March 2017
CIL Senior Research Fellow Youna Lyons participated in the Meeting of the Scientific Group of the London Convention and Protocol on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter as an observer member of the delegation of the Advisory Committee on Protection of the Sea. The meeting was held at the International Maritime Organization in London on 27-31 March 2017.
- 7 March 2017
Professor Robert Beckman (Head of CIL's Ocean Law and Policy Programme), Dr Hao Duy Phan (CIL Senior Research Fellow) and Dr Lynn Kuok (CIL Senior Visiting Research Fellow) were invited to participate in the workshop on "Understanding Freedoms of Navigation-ASEAN Perspectives" on 7 March 2017 in Singapore. The workshop was organized by the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies (IDSS) under the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies. Professor Beckman presented an "Overview of the International Navigational Regimes", and Dr Hao Duy Phan spoke about "Vietnam's Regulations on Navigational Rights of User States in its Maritime Zones". To see Professor Beckman's PowerPoint presentation, click here.
- 7-8 March 2017
CIL Senior Research Fellows Mr Anthony Wetherall and Ms Denise Cheong and ESI Research Associate Mr Nur Azha Putra participated in the 8th annual Nuclear Power Asia Conference (NPA 2017) held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 7 to 8 March 2017. This year's event was co-hosted by the Malaysian Nuclear Power Corporation (MNPC) and attended by over 200 international and regional stakeholders including representatives from industry, government and academia. Mr Wetherall was a panellist in the keynote panel discussion on ASEAN development, where he identified ways to strengthen ASEAN nuclear governance including the need for the region to establish an emergency preparedness and response (EPR) framework to deal with nuclear accidents. He was also a panellist in the discussion on the challenges in the construction of new nuclear power plants, where he spoke on the legal and policy challenges associated with a future deployment of small modular reactors (SMRs). He also chaired the session entitled "Advanced technology for safety & security". The programme of the conference is available here. [View image from event]