The Centre for International Law (CIL) of the National University of Singapore (NUS) organised an international conference on High Seas Governance: Gaps and Challenges on 24–25 April 2017 at the Orchard Parade Hotel, Singapore. The conference was held in conjunction with Singapore Maritime Week (22–28 April 2017). The conference consisted of eight panels of leading international law experts and interdisciplinary academics. The objective of this conference was to identify gaps concerning the governance of certain sources of pollution of the high seas and to discuss selected activities in the high seas that may cause damage to the marine environment.
The conference report provides a summary of the conference and discussions.