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Research Associate Millicent McCreath and Research Fellow Dr Dafina Atanasova participated in the workshop on Climate Change Litigation Scholarship organised by the Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law (APCEL) and Yale Law School in Singapore on 7–8 June 2018.

Ms McCreath presented her paper on ‘The Potential for UNCLOS Climate Change Litigation to Achieve Effective Mitigation Outcomes’. She was also the discussant on the paper by Jacqueline Peel and Jolene Lin on ‘Climate Change Litigation and Adaptation in Southeast Asia’.

Dr Atanasova was the discussant on the paper by Hui Pang on ‘Investor-State Dispute Settlement in Renewable Energy: Friend or Foe to Climate Change’.

CIL researchers Dr Hao Duy Phan, Chan Sze-Wei and Hadyu Ikrami contributed to a 2017 study by the International Law Commission on “Ways and means for making the evidence of customary international law more available”.

Associate Professor Robert Beckman and Visiting Senior Principal Research Fellow Captain Ashley Roach participated in the 42nd Annual Conference of the Center for Oceans Law and Policy of the University of Virginia, which was held in Beijing on 24–25 May 2018. The title of the conference was ‘Cooperation and Engagement in the Asia Pacific Region’. Captain Roach gave a presentation on the BBNJ Discussions, and Assoc Prof Beckman gave a presentation on ‘The Legal Regime Governing Passage on Routes Used for International Navigation through Indonesian Waters’. To see Assoc Prof Beckman’s PowerPoint presentation, click here.

Associate Professor Robert Beckman participated in 2018 Global Ocean Regime Conference organised by the Korea Maritime Institute at the Hyatt Regency, Jeju Island, Korea, from 16 to 18 May 2018. The title of the conference was ‘Promoting Cooperation in Overlapping Maritime Areas’. Assoc Prof Beckman gave a presentation on ‘Joint Arrangements in the South China Sea: Problems and Prospects’. To see his presentation, click here.

CIL Director Professor Lucy Reed spoke at the international conference on 'The Rise of International Commercial Courts' at Qatar University on 13 May 2018. Professor Reed spoke about the Singapore International Commercial Court on a panel discussing comparative features of international commercial courts, including the Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre. The keynote speaker for the conference was Justice Ramesh Kannan of the Singapore High Court.