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Members of the CIL Ocean Law and Policy Programme participated in a workshop organised by INTERPOL on 17 April in Singapore entitled ‘Operation 30 Days at Sea: Asia Pacific Operational Planning Meeting’. The workshop was held as part of a year-long global project to enforce the international rules regulating marine pollution from ships. Associate Professor Beckman gave a presentation on ‘The Global Legal Regime Governing Ship-Source Pollution’. Research Fellow Dr Zhen Sun and Research Associate Ms Millicent McCreath also participated in the workshop, along with representatives from governments throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Senior Research Fellow Ms Youna Lyons participated in the 72nd meeting of the Marine Environment Protection Committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), at IMO London Headquarters. She was the head of delegation for the Advisory Committee on Protection of the Sea (ACOPS).

Research Associate Ms Melissa Loja presented her research paper at the New Voices Panel at the 112th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law in Washington DC. Ms Loja’s paper was about international agreements between non-state actors. Her paper discussed international agreements that national petroleum corporations such as Petronas, PetroVietnam, PetroleumBrunei and China National Offshore Oil Corporations enter into to manage disputes over petroleum resources that are shared by states across maritime zones and boundaries.

Professor Laurence Helfer, Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of International Law, remarked that her paper makes a concrete contribution to international law, because it presents primary data that have not been made known before, and it enables a granular examination of actual practices in international law.

Research Assistant Mr Robert Real participated in the Frankfurt Investment Law Workshop 2018 on International Investment Law and Constitutional Law. Held on 9 and 10 March 2018, the workshop was organised by the Goethe-University Merton Centre for European Integration and International Economic Order in Frankfurt, Germany. Participants in the workshop explored the different facets of the increasing interaction between international investment law and constitutional law and critically analysed the opportunities and challenges this interaction creates. The panel topics included the (domestic) constitutional law limits of international investment law, the European Union’s constitutional limits of international investment law, the role of constitutional law in investor-state dispute settlement, and international investment law as constitutional law.

CIL Senior Research Fellow Mr Anthony Wetherall participated in the seventh session of the International Nuclear Law Essentials (INLE) Course, which was organised by the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and the Centre for International Law. The course was held for the first time outside of France, in Singapore, from 26 February to 2 March 2018.

On 28 February, Mr Wetherall delivered a presentation on nuclear security and also participated in a panel discussion on nuclear security and safeguards. Mr Wetherall’s presentation can be downloaded here, and a timeline on developments in international nuclear security can be downloaded here.