CIL Roundtable on the South China Sea, International Law and UNCLOS
The CIL Roundtable on the South China Sea, International Law and UNCLOS, held from 27-28 June 2013 in Singapore, brought together leading experts on law of the sea to examine the relevant principles under UNCLOS and provide objective and impartial analysis on how such principles apply to the South China Sea disputes.
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International Conference on Joint Development and the South China Sea
Organised by CIL, the Conference was held 16-17 June 2011 at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore. The Conference brought together international legal experts on joint development, representatives from the oil and gas industry and government officials from the region to examine the law and policy issues relating to the joint development of oil and gas resources in areas of overlapping claims in the South China Sea. The first day of the Conference gave background to the South China Sea disputes and to the concept of joint development, its rationale, key provisions and issues. Day Two examined the existing joint development arrangements in the region, to determine whether there are models or lessons learned that may be applicable to joint development arrangements in the South China Sea.
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South China Sea Seminar Series
In 2010 CIL organised a groundbreaking South China Sea (SCS) Seminar Series. CIL’s SCS Seminar Series provided a select audience of researchers, policymakers and students the various Claimant States’ and Indonesia’s perspectives on the South China Sea territorial claims. So far, the series has featured the following speakers’ and countries’ perspectives:
- 14 June 2011
The South China Sea Disputes: Prospects for Adjudication or Arbitration by CIL Director Robert Beckman
- 17 February 2011
Taiwan’s South China Sea Policy under the Ma Administration by Dr Yann-huei Song, Research Fellow Academia Sinica Taiwan
- 15 November 2010
Overlapping Claims in the South China Sea: The Malaysian Perspective by HE Dato’ Noor Farida, Director-General, Research, Treaties and International Law Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia
- 4 November 2010
Architecture for Cooperation in the SCS: A View from the Philippines by Atty. Henry Sicad Bensurto Jr., Secretary General of the Commission on Maritime and Ocean Affairs Secretariat, Philippines
- 30 August 2010
The Indonesian Perspective on the South China Sea by HE Mr Arif Havas Oegroseno
- 25 August 2010
The Legal Regime of the Spratlys: Positions of the Parties Concerned and Relevance to the Dispute by Dr Nguyen Thi Lan Anh
- 27 July 2010
Seminar on the South China Sea by Dr Wang Hanling