Monday, July 18, 2016

BIICL: Obligations of States in Undelimited Maritime Areas

On Friday, July 22, 2016, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law will host an event on "Obligations of States in Undelimited Maritime Areas." Here's the idea:

Consisting of two panels featuring experts in Law of the Sea and members of the BIICL research project on the obligations of States in undelimited maritime areas, this event will analyse and discuss the obligations of States in regard to undelimited areas pending agreement on maritime boundary delimitation. In particular, the event will focus on the obligations of States under Articles 74(3) and 83(3) of UNCLOS to refrain from activities that could jeopardise or hamper the reaching of a final agreement on maritime delimitation.

The panels will present the findings of the BIICL research team and the implications of the research in practice. This will include a discussion of the impact of the decision of the ITLOS Special Chamber on provisional measures in the Dispute Concerning Delimitation of the Maritime Boundary between Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire in the Atlantic Ocean as well as relevant aspects of the Award on the Merits of the Annex VII Arbitral Tribunal in The Republic of Philippines v The People's Republic of China case (released 12 July 2016).