Conference Papers and Presentations

10-12 October 2016 | Youna Lyons, CIL Senior Research Fellow
CIL Senior Research Fellow Ms Youna Lyons was invited as a speaker to the International Seminar on ‘Environmental and Maritime Security for a Blue South China Sea’ held in Hai Phong City, Vietnam, on 10-12 October 2016. She presented a paper titled ‘A path towards Marine Protected Areas in the South China Sea following the Arbitral Award’, in the first session on Environmental Security in the South China Sea (Bien Dong Sea) after the Hague Award. To download her presentation in PDF format, click here.

15-16 September 2016 | Dr Hao Duy Phan, CIL Senior Research Fellow
CIL Senior Research Fellow Dr Hao Duy Phan was invited to participate in the 3rd ASEAN-EU High Level Dialogue on Maritime Security Cooperation on 15-16 September 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand. The Dialogue was jointly organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand and the European Union. Hao Duy Phan made a presentation on ‘Strengthening Regional Cooperation to Address Maritime Security Challenges: The Role of ASEAN’. To download his presentation, click here.

29 August 2016 | Prof Robert Beckman
On 29 August 2016, Professor Robert Beckman, Head of CIL’s Ocean Law and Policy Programme delivered the Keynote Address at an international conference on ocean governance and security at the Mandarin Orchard Hotel, Singapore. The title of the conference was ‘Resolving the Complex Challenges of Ocean Governance and Security for Secure and Sustainable Oceans in the Southeast Asian Region’. The organisers were the Mitsubishi Research Institute and the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Public Policy, with support from IHS Jane’s and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. A copy of Professor Beckman’s Keynote Address is available here.

17-18 August 2016 | Dr Hao Duy Phan, CIL Senior Research Fellow
CIL Senior Research Fellow Dr. Hao Duy Phan was invited to speak at the International Workshop on “Legal Status of Islands and Rocks in International Law and Practice in the South China Sea” on 17-18 August 2016 in Nha Trang, Vietnam. The Workshop was co-organized by Nha Trang University and Pham Van Dong University. Hao Duy Phan delivered a presentation on “The Philippines v. China Arbitration: The Bindingness of the Award and Its Significance”. To download Hao Duy Phan’s PowerPoint Presentation, click here.

3-4 August 2016 | CIL Director Robert Beckman
On 3-4 August 2016, Prof Robert Beckman, CIL Head of Ocean Law and Policy Programme, participated in an international conference on the South China Sea that was organised by the Foreign Service Institute of the Philippines and held at the Manila Hotel, in Manila. Prof Beckman made a presentation in Plenary Session Four, which was entitled ‘International Norms and Rules: The Code of Conduct and other Remedies in the South China Sea’. To see his presentation, please click here. To view his paper, click here.

8-9 June 2016 | CIL Director Robert Beckman
CIL Director Professor Robert Beckman was invited to participate in the EU-DAV High-Level Workshop: Maritime Security and Development: International Cooperation and European – Asian Experience Sharing, which was held in Ha Long, Vietnam. The Workshop was jointly organised by the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam and the European Union. Prof Beckman was unable to attend, but his PowerPoint presentation was distributed to participants and presented by another speaker. His presentation was entitled ‘UNCLOS Dispute Settlement Regime & Philippines v China Arbitration’. He has submitted a draft paper to the organisers on the same topic. To view the draft paper, click here.

3-5 June 2016 | CIL Director Robert Beckman
CIL Director Robert Beckman attended the 2016 IISS Shangri-La Dialogue, the 15th annual Asia Security Summit, organised by the International Institute for Security Studies, which was held at the Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore from 3-5 June 2016. Prof Beckman participated in a panel discussion on ‘Managing South China Sea Tensions’, together with defence officials from China, Vietnam and the European Union.

17 March 2016 | CIL Director Robert Beckman
CIL Director Robert Beckman made a presentation in Jakarta, Indonesia on 17 March 2016 entitled ‘The Philippines v China Case and the South China Sea Disputes’. The one-day forum was organised by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) in collaboration with The Netherlands Embassy in Jakarta, and was entitled ‘ASEAN Dialogue on International Law: Strengthening the Rule of Law in the Region on International Law of the Sea’. For Prof Beckman’s presentation, click here.

17-19 January 2016 | CIL Director Robert Beckman
CIL Director Robert Beckman
participated in a conference hosted by the National Institute for South China Sea Studies (NISCSS) in Hainan, China from 17-19 January 2016. The conference was the Second Conference on the Partnership for Regional Peace: Operationalising ASEAN-China Comprehensive Strategic Partnership in Southeast Asia under a project headed by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Indonesia and the NISCSS to try to find a resolution to the issues in the South China Sea. Prof Beckman served as the Co-Chair of the Working Group on Legal Principles, one of four working groups established under the project.

4 December 2015 | Capt J Ashley Roach, CIL Senior Non-Resident Fellow
CIL Senior Non-Resident Fellow, retired Navy Captain J. Ashley Roach addressed the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) on Regional Confidence Building and the Law of the Sea, which was held in Tokyo, Japan on 4 December 2015, and convened by the Division of Maritime Security of the Japanese Foreign Ministry. The seminar was co-chaired by Japan, Vietnam and India. Captain Roach suggested that the ARF members review carefully the Award on the Merits in the Philippine-PRC arbitration expected by mid-June 2016, and the Final Report of the International Law Association’s (ILA) Committee on Baselines under the International Law of the Sea (chaired by Captain Roach) expected to be adopted at the ILA’s biennial conference in August 2016. He suggested the documents be reviewed in light of the ARF members’ maritime claims that are inconsistent with the Law of the Sea Convention.

26-27 November 2015 | Presentation by Dr Zhen Sun
“Sustainable Maritime Security Measures in South-East Asia”
Presented at: 5th AsianSIL Biennial Conference, Bangkok, Thailand

23-24 November 2015 | Presentation by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“The South China Sea: Prospects for Cooperation to Manage the Disputes”
Presented at: 7th South China Sea International Conference, Vung Tau, Viet Nam

20-22 October 2015 | Presentation by Youna Lyons, Denise Cheong, Neo Mei Lin, Wong Hiu Fung
“The tale of a sedentary specie: Saving Tridacna gigas in the South China Sea”
Presented at: 8th ABLOS Conference 2015, Monaco

14-16 September 2015 | CIL Director Robert Beckman
CIL Director Robert Beckman participated in a conference on the South China Sea in Jakarta, Indonesia from 14-16 September 2015. The Conference was co-organised by the Centre of Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Indonesia and the National Institute for South China Sea Studies (NISCSS) in Hainan, China. This was the First Conference in a project led by Indonesia and China to enhance cooperation and help manage the security situation in the South China Sea. Prof Beckman served as the co-chair of a Working Group on UNCLOS and the South China Sea.

4 August 2015 | Presentation by Dr Hao Duy Phan
“ASEAN Cooperation on Maritime Security”
Presented at: China-ASEAN Forum on Law, Policy and Management of the Sea, Guizhou, China

4 August 2015 | Presentation by Dr Sun Zhen
“Regional Sea Cooperation in East Asia”
Presented at: China-ASEAN Forum on Law, Policy and Management of the Sea, Guizhou, China

10 June 2015 | Presentation by Youna Lyons
“Environmental Impacts from Large Scale Constructions in the South China Sea: Legal Issues”
Presented at: Meeting of the States Parties to the Law of the Sea Convention, UN Headquarters, New York, USA

25-26 May 2015 | Paper & Presentation by CIL Director Robert Beckman
CIL Director Robert Beckman and CIL Research Fellow Leonardo Bernard participated at the 2015 ILA – ASIL Asia-Pacific Research Forum on 25-26 May 2015 in Taipei, Taiwan. The Research Forum was organised by the Chinese (Taiwan) Society of International Law – Chinese (Taiwan) Branch of the International Law Association, in cooperation with the American Society of International Law and Research Center for International Legal Studies, National Chengchi University. Prof Beckman was part of the panel on Law of the Sea: South China Sea, where he presented on the Philippines v China Case and Maritime Disputes in the South China Sea. To download Prof Beckman’s paper, click here. To download his presentation in PDF format, click here.

28-30 April 2015 | Presentation by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“Sovereignty and Maritime Disputes in Southeast Asia: Implications for the Cable Industry”
Presented at: Plenary Meeting of the International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC), Hong Kong

24-25 April 2015 | Paper by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“International Law and China’s Reclamation Works in the South China Sea”
Presented at: 2nd Conference on the South China Sea, Nanjing, China

24-25 April 2015 | Presentation by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“International Law and China’s Reclamation Works in the South China Sea”
Presented at: 2nd Conference on the South China Sea, Nanjing, China

28-29 March 2015 | Presentation by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“Cooperation in Semi-Enclosed Seas: Experiences and Implications”
Presented at: Boao Forum for Asia 2015, Hainan, China

26-27 March 2015 | Presentation by Leonardo Bernard
“Overview of Maritime Claims in the South China Sea”
Presented at: International Workshop on the Legal Aspects of the Establishment of the Outer Limits of the Continental Shelf, Tokyo, Japan

17 March 2015 | Presentation by Leonardo Bernard
“Managing Maritime Dispute in the East China Sea”
Presented at: International Seminar on Maritime Security in East Asia, Jakarta, Indonesia

9-11 January 2015 | Presentation by Leonardo Bernard
“The Maritime Boundary Dispute in the East China Sea”
Presented at: World Congress on International Law, New Delhi, India

9-11 January 2015 | Presentation by Dr Hao Duy Phan
“State Conduct in Disputed Maritime Areas: The Guyana v. Suriname Case”
Presented at: World Congress on International Law, New Delhi, India

17-18 November 2014 | Presentation by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“Air Defense Identification Zones: Implications for Freedom of Overflight and Maritime Disputes”
Presented at: 6th South China Sea International Conference on ‘Cooperation for Regional Security and Development’, Da Nang, Viet Nam

17-18 November 2014 | Presentation by Capt J Ashley Roach, CIL Global Associate
“Conforming Maritime Claims to the Law of the Sea”
Presented at: 6th South China Sea International Conference on ‘Cooperation for Regional Security and Development’, Da Nang, Viet Nam

2-3 September 2014 | Paper & Presentation by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“UNCLOS Annex VII Arbitration”
Paper in PDF format Presentation in PDF format
Presented at: 3rd MIMA South China Sea Conference: Promoting Sustainable Use of SCS in an Era of Dynamic Geostrategic Change’, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

21-22 August 2014 | Paper & Presentation by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“Offshore Geographic Features and their Significance to Sovereignty and Maritime Claims”
Paper in PDF format Presentation in PDF format
Presented at: ‘International Symposium on the Philippines v. China Arbitration Case: The Efficacy of the Annex VII Tribunal in Resolving Complex Territorial/Maritime Disputes’, Beijing, China

26 July 2014 | Presentation by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“The Dispute Settlement Procedures UNCLOS – Implications for the Dispute between Viet Nam & China”
Presented at: Conference on ‘Legal Issues regarding China’s Placement of the Oil Rig Haiyang Shiyou 981 in Viet Nam’s Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf’, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

December 2013 | Working Paper by Tara Davenport
“Legal Considerations in the Delimitation of the East China Sea and Its Implications for Dispute Settlement”
This Working Paper was revised and shortened for publication as “The China-Japan Dispute Over Entitlement in the East China Sea: Legal Issues and Prospects for Resolution,” in Clive Schofield, Lee Seokwoo and Moon Sang Kwon (eds.), The Limits of Maritime Jurisdiction (Martinus Nijhoff, 2013).

10-12 November 2013 | Paper by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“Disputed Areas in the South China Sea”
Presented at: The 5th International Workshop “The South China Sea: Cooperation for Regional Security and Development”, Hanoi, Viet Nam

10-12 November 2013 | Presentation by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“Disputed Areas in the South China Sea”
Presented at: The 5th International Workshop “The South China Sea: Cooperation for Regional Security and Development”, Hanoi, Viet Nam

24-25 October 2013 | Paper by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“The UNCLOS Dispute Settlement System “
Presented at: International Conference on “The South China Sea: UNCLOS and State Practice”, Haikou, China.

24-25 October 2013 | Presentation by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“UNCLOS Dispute Settlement Regime”
Presented at: International Conference on “The South China Sea: UNCLOS and State Practice”, Haikou, China.

11-13 August 2013 | Paper by Leonardo Bernard
“Prospect for the Joint Development of Hydrocarbon Resources in the South China Sea”
Presented at: Conference on Maritime Confidence Building Measure in the South China Sea, Sydney, Australia

22-23 June 2013 | Paper & Presentation by CIL Director Robert C Beckman and Leonardo Bernard
“Framework for the Joint Development of Hydrocarbon Resources”
Download the PowerPoint presentation in PDF format by clicking here.
Presented at: International Symposium on Peaceful Use of the Sea and Maritime Cooperation Zhejiang University | 22-23 June 2013, Hangzhou, China

8 June 2013 | Presentation by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“Maritime Security and Submarine Cables”
Presented at: Meeting of the CSCAP Study Group on Maritime Security

5-6 June 2013 | Paper by Leonardo Bernard
“Prospects for Joint Development in the South China Sea” Draft
Presented at: 3rd Annual CSIS South China Sea Conference

4 June 2013 | Presentation by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“The Significance of Islands to Maritime Claims”
Presented at: 26th Annual International Military Law and Operations (MILOPS) Engagement

4 April 2013 | Presentation by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“Role of ASEAN and the Philippines v China Case”
Presented at: 107th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law, Washington DC, USA.

14 March 2013 | Presentation by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“The Philippines v. China Case and the South China Sea Disputes”
Presented at: Asia Society / LKY SPP Conference on the South China Sea, New York, USA.

5-7 December 2012 | Paper by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“Legal Framework for Joint Development in the South China Sea”
Presented at: International Conference on the South China Sea, Hainan, China.

22-24 November 2012 | Paperby Leonardo Bernard
“The Role of Islands on Maritime Boundaries Delimitation: A Look at the Recent Decision of ITLOS”
Presented at: International Conference for the 30th Anniversary of UNCLOS – “China and the Law of the Sea”, Qingdao, China

18-21 November 2012 | Paper by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“The Significance of the Status of Offshore Geographic Features to Maritime Claims in the South China Sea”
Presented at: Fourth International Workshop on the South China Sea in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

18-21 November 2012 | Presentation by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“Status of Offshore Geographic Features and Maritime Claims in the South China Sea”
Presented at: Fourth International Workshop on the South China Sea in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

18-21 November 2012 | Presentation by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“Territorial and Maritime Dispute (Nicaragua v. Colombia)”
resented at: Fourth International Workshop on the South China Sea in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

4 November 2012 | Presentation by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“Identifying Areas for Joint Development and Cooperation in the South China Sea”
Presented at: Blue South China Sea, Green Joint Development Conference in Xiamen, China

3 November 2012 | Presentation by Prof S Jayakumar, CIL Patron & IAP Chairman
“International Law and the South China Sea – Claims and Joint Development”
Presented at: Blue South China Sea, Green Joint Development Conference in Xiamen, China

17 October 2012 | Presentation by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“Territorial Disputes, Unresolved Maritime Boundaries & Maritime Security – Case Study: The South China Sea”
Presented at: Offshore Patrol & Security Asia Pacific Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1-5 October 2012 | Presentation by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“Maritime Claims in the South China Sea: Issues & Challenges”
Presented at: 7th ABLOS Conference in Monaco

26-28 September 2012 | Presentation by Leo Bernard, CIL Research Associate
“UNCLOS & the South China Sea”
Presented at: International Malaysia Law Conference on “Asian Perspective, Global Viewpoints”, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

20-21 September 2012 | Paperby CIL Director Robert Beckman
“Legal Status of Low-Tide Elevations and Submerged Features”
Presented at: International Seminar on “Geographical Features in the East Asian Seas and the Law of the Sea”, Taiwan

21-22 August 2012 | Paper by CIL Director Robert Beckman and Tara Davenport
“Non-living Resources in Disputed Areas in the East China Sea: Law and Policy Issues concerning Provisional Arrangements under Articles 74 and 83”
Presented at: International Symposium on “The East China Sean and the Law of the Sea: Defusing Tensions and Enhancing Cooperation”, Hangzhou, China

12-14 June 2012 | Presentation by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“Resolution of Disputes in the South China Sea”
Presented at: CSIS Pacific Forum Workshop on “Maritime Security in Southeast Asia” in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

21-22 April 2012 | Paper by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“Geopolitics, International Law and the South China Sea”
Presented at: Plenary Meeting of the Trilateral Commission in Tokyo, Japan

28-30 March 2012 | Presentation by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“Legal Regimes and Marine Environmental Protection and Safety”
Presented at: Workshop on “Maritime Security in Southeast Asia: Maritime Safety and the Marine Environment”, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

28-29 February 2012 | Presentation by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“Military Activities in the EEZ: Legal Issues”
Presented at: International conference on “Security Environment of the Seas in East Asia: From the East and South China Seas – Power Shift and Response”, in Singapore

23-24 Feb 2012 | Paper by Tara Davenport
“Southeast Asian Approaches to Maritime Delimitation”
Presented at: 3rd NUS-Asian Society of International Law Young Scholars Workshop, Singapore

12-13 December 2011 | Paper by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“The UNCLOS Dispute Settlement System and the South China Sea”
Presented at: MIMA Conference on the South China Sea: Recent Developments and Implications Towards Peaceful Dispute Resolution in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

12-13 December 2011 | Presentation by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“The UNCLOS Dispute Settlement System and the South China Sea”
Presented at: MIMA Conference on the South China Sea: Recent Developments and Implications Towards Peaceful Dispute Resolution in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

17-18 November 2011 | Paper by CIL Director Robert Beckman and Leonardo Bernard
“The Use of PSSAs in the South China Sea”
Presented at: International Conference on ‘Cooperation for the Safety of Navigation in East Asia: Legal Arrangements and Political Implications’ in Haikou, China

5 November 2011 | Presentation by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“Disputed Areas in the South China Sea: Prospects for Adjudication or Arbitration”

Presented at: Third International Workshop – The South China Sea: Cooperation for Regional Security & Development in Hanoi, Vietnam.

3-5 November 2011 | Paper by CIL Director Robert Beckman & Leonardo Bernard
“Disputed Areas in the South China Sea: Prospects for Arbitration or Advisory Opinion”

Presented at: Third International Workshop – The South China Sea: Cooperation for Regional Security & Development in Hanoi, Vietnam

14 September 2011 | Presentation by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“The South China Sea Disputes: Prospects for Joint Development”

Presented at: Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) at the University of Dundee

29-31 August 2011 | Paper by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“Prospects for Joint Development in the South China Sea”

Presented at: China Institute of Marine Affairs (CIMA) International Workshop on Cooperation and Development in the South China Sea in Beijing, China

31 August 2011 | Paper by Youna Lyons, CIL Senior Research Fellow
“Offshore Oil and Gas in the SCS and the Protection of the Marine Environment, Part 2 – Legal and Governance Framework”

27-28 August 2011 | Paper by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“China, UNCLOS and the South China Sea”
Presented at: Asian Society of International Law – Third Biennial Conference, Beijing, China

22 August 2011 | Paper by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“China, UNCLOS and the South China Sea”

31 July 2011 | Paper by Youna Lyons, CIL Senior Research Fellow
“Offshore Oil and Gas in the SCS and the Protection of the Marine Environment, Part 1: A Review of the Context and a Profile of Offshore Activities”

18 June 2011 | Presentation by Professor S. Jayakumar
“Consider Joint Development in Disputed Seas”

Presented at: CIL International Conference on Joint Development and the South China Sea

14 June 2011 | Presentation by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“The South China Sea Disputes: Prospects for Adjudication or Arbitration”

Presented at: South China Sea disputes Seminar

29 May-1 June 2011 | Paper by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“UNCLOS Dispute Settlement Regime and the South China Sea Disputes”

Presented at: 2011 International Law Association Asia-Pacific Regional Conference in Taipei, Taiwan

26-27 May 2011 | Paper by Tara Davenport
“Control of Hazardous Industrial Wastes: Lessons from Singapore”
Presented at: 8th Asian Law Institute Conference: Law in a Sustainable Asia, Kyushu, Japan

24 May 2011 | Presentation by Youna Lyons, CIL Senior Research Fellow
“Offshore Oil and Gas in the South China Sea: Trends and Limits of the Current Framework and the Protection of the Marine Environment”

Presented at: CIL Seminar Series

18 February 2011 | Paper by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“The South China Sea Dispute: An International Lawyer’s View”

Presented at: ISEAS Conference 2011

21 January 2011 | Paper by Captain J. Ashley Roach
“International Legal Rules for Deciding Sovereignty Disputes”

21 January 2011 | Presentation by Captain J. Ashley Roach
“Developments in Jurisprudence on Sovereignty: Disputes over Islands”

Presented at: CIL Seminar Series

10-12 November 2010 | Paper by CIL Director Robert Beckman & Tara Davenport
“CLCS Submissions and Claims in the South China Sea”

Presented at: The Second International Workshop on the South China Sea 2010 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam