Thursday, September 20, 2012

Conference: UNCLOS at 30

On November 22-23, 2012, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and the Law Society of Northern Ireland will host a conference on "UNCLOS at 30" in Belfast. The program is here. Here's the idea:
UNCLOS, often referred to as "the Constitution of the Sea", now has over 160 States parties and is still attracting new ones. It sets the legal framework for all matters concerning the world's oceans, including navigation, piracy, maritime jurisdictional boundaries, continental shelf, living and mineral resources and protection of the marine environment. This one and a half day conference will analyse the development of UNCLOS in its first 30 years and look ahead to the challenges of the future.