Centre for International Law

Ocean Governance and International Shipping Workshop & Book Launch

CIL-MPA Workshop and Book Launch
Ocean Governance and International Shipping

21 April 2017
Singapore

Source: Bridgewater and other offshore support vessels on the Straits of Singapore

Venue: The Orchard Parade Hotel, 1 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247905
Workshop Room: Antica I, Level 2
Time: 1.00pm – 4.30pm
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Background and Objectives of the Workshop

In 2016, the Centre for International Law (CIL) of the National University of Singapore (NUS) received a three-year research grant from the Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) supported by the Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) to establish the CIL-MPA Oceans Governance Research Programme. Research activities under the programme will focus on three areas: Arctic shipping governance; transit passage regimes under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS); and marine environmental governance.

CIL intends to discuss its research activities and findings through a half-day workshop on “Ocean Governance and International Shipping” on 21 April 2017 in Singapore. The workshop will be opened by Professor Tommy Koh, featured with a keynote speech by Mr Koji Sekimizu, and discussions will be led by Associate Professor Robert C Beckman and Captain J Ashley Roach.

This Workshop is open to public and will be held under Chatham House Rule. CIL welcomes representatives from MPA, Singapore government agencies, shipping industries, universities, think tanks and research institutions to attend as participants and contribute to the discussions.

BOOK LAUNCH

Venue: The Orchard Parade Hotel, 1 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247905
Workshop Room: Antica V, Level 6
Time: 5.00 pm – 6.00 pm

The workshop will be followed by the launching of publication Navigational Restrictions within the New LOS Context.

PROGRAMME
5.00pm Registration & Book Sale
5.15pm Welcome by Assoc Prof Robert C BECKMAN
5.20pm Panel Session on Navigational Restrictions within the New LOS Context
             Chair: Assoc Prof Robert C BECKMAN
             Editor: Capt J Ashley ROACH
6:00pm Autograph Session & Reception

ABOUT THE BOOK

In 1986, Lewis M Alexander, a world-renowned marine geographer, prepared for the U.S. Department of Defense a report, Navigational Restrictions within the New LOS Context: Geographical Implications for the United States. Capt J Ashley Roach has faithfully reproduced Alexander’s seminal work by retaining the original structure and references. The reformatted report is presented in five sections and includes 20 maps, illustrating the world’s international straits and major ocean navigation routes. Forty-three tables present the most comprehensive descriptions of the world’s straits used for international navigation, as well as identify various categories of maritime claims. What made the Report extraordinarily valuable in 1986, and which makes it equally valuable today, is the compilation of geographic data — not available elsewhere — describing the world’s straits used for international navigation and illustrations of the chokepoints and major international shipping trade routes. A table of defined terms and an index have been added.

BOOK SALE AT THE LAUNCH Books are sold at a 25 per cent discounted rate of SGD 215 nett. To order advance copies, please email Ms Gerry Ng (gerry.ng@nus.edu.sg) by 17 April 2017.

ONLINE PURCHASE Click here or email brillasia@brill.com.


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