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16–17 July 2018: Senior Research Fellow Youna Lyons Lectures at the 23rd Session of the Rhodes Academy
Senior Research Fellow Youna Lyons was a lecturer in the 23rd Session of the Rhodes Academy, an annual three-week course on principles of contemporary oceans law and policy. Ms Lyons lectured on the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), international law, and the protection and preservation of the marine environment. Her presentation slides are available here.
12–13 July 2018: Research Fellow Zhen Sun Presents on ‘Legal Framework of Marine Environmental Protection in the South China Sea’ in Phuket
CIL Research Fellow Zhen Sun participated in ‘ASEAN-China Workshop on Marine Environmental Protection in the South China Sea’ in Phuket, Thailand, on 12–13 July 2018. The workshop brought together government officials and academics from ASEAN member states and China to discuss means to deepen cooperation on the marine environmental protection and marine search and rescue in the South China Sea.
Dr Sun gave a presentation on ‘Legal Framework of Marine Environmental Protection in the South China Sea’. In the presentation, Dr Sun emphasised that states bordering the South China Sea, a semi-enclosed sea as defined under UNCLOS, should cooperate with each other in the implementation of their rights and duties with respect to the protection and preservation of the marine environment. To access the presentation, please click here.
7–8 July 2018: CIL Researchers Invited to Judge Inaugural FDI International Arbitration Moot in Vietnam
CIL Researchers Ms Emily Choo and Mr Eugenio Gomez-Chico were invited to judge the inaugural Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot (FDI Moot)—Vietnam National Round (7–8 July 2018). The moot was hosted by the Ho Chi Minh University of Law and organised by the Vietnam Society of International Law. The national round is part of the FDI Moot organised by the Center for International Legal Studies, which aims to help future lawyers attain a practical understanding of investment law issues, and offers a unique forum for academics and practitioners from around to world to discuss developments and assess emerging talents. The winning teams were from the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh University of Law.
6 July 2018: Senior Research Fellow Youna Lyons Invited by International Ocean Institute to Lecture in Regional Training Programme
Senior Research Fellow Youna Lyons was invited as a lecturer in the 3rd Training Programme by International Ocean Institute on ‘Regional Ocean Governance Framework, Implementation of the UNCLOS and Its Related Instruments in the Southeast Asian Seas and the Indian Ocean’. The course took place on 1–28 July 2018 in Hua Hin, Thailand.
Ms Lyons’s lecture was on UNCLOS and international law, and regional legal and institutional governance in Southeast Asia. The presentation slides are available here.
The Centre for International Law successfully organised the second CIL-ANCORS Workshop on the Negotiation of Maritime Boundaries on 3 to 5 July 2018. The workshop was held in coordination with the Expanded ASEAN Maritime Forum. The workshop combined interactive lectures and supervised practical exercises, in which participants negotiated a maritime boundary between two fictitious states.
Thirty-four participants, including government officials, geographers, academics and practitioners, completed the three-day training led by renowned legal and technical experts in the negotiation of maritime boundaries.
For more information on the event, please click here.