Call for papers: International Investment Arbitration – Environmental Protection & Climate Change Issues

The journal Transnational Dispute Management has just released a call for papers for a special Issue on the theme of "International Investment Arbitration - Environmental Protection and Climate Change Issues". Details available here.

Biodiversity 2050: Can the Convention on Biological Diversity Deliver a World Living in Harmony with Nature?

Peking University’s School of Transnational Law recently hosted a virtual lecture by Dr Michelle Lim on the theme of “Biodiversity 2050: Can the Convention on Biological Diversity Deliver a World Living in Harmony with Nature?”. Dr Lim is a senior lecturer at Macquarie Law School and discussed the current state of biodiversity and the particular … Continue reading Biodiversity 2050: Can the Convention on Biological Diversity Deliver a World Living in Harmony with Nature?

Podcast episode: AIIB, multilateral development banks & international organisations law

In this episode of Legal Frontiers, Lauterpacht Centre visiting fellow and former Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank chief counsel Peter Quayle and I discuss the establishment and early years of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank as well as the practice and theory of the law of international organisations. Many thanks to Peter for an interesting and … Continue reading Podcast episode: AIIB, multilateral development banks & international organisations law

Article: Why the ICJ’s Chagos Archipelago advisory opinion matters for global justice—and for ‘Global Britain’

The International Court of Justice's February advisory opinion on the Legal Consequences of the Separation of the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius in 1965 is a significant development in the long-running controversy caused by the UK's detachment of the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius prior to the realization of Mauritian independence - and the forced removal of … Continue reading Article: Why the ICJ’s Chagos Archipelago advisory opinion matters for global justice—and for ‘Global Britain’

Conservation or Claim? The Motivations for Recent Marine Protected Areas

A paper by Professor David D Caron and me concerning marine protected areas has been posted to SSRN as part of the Transnational Law Institute's Think! series. The paper analyses the 2015 outcome of the Mauritius-UK arbitration concerning the Chagos marine protected area, developments in the South China Sea and the ongoing efforts to conserve … Continue reading Conservation or Claim? The Motivations for Recent Marine Protected Areas

Stress Testing the Law of the Sea conference brings global leaders on oceans law & policy to London

A two-day conference at King's College London brought together leading practitioners and scholars to examine pressing challenges of maritime peace, security and environmental protection. 'Stress Testing the Law of the Sea: Dispute Resolution, Disasters and New Challenges' was held on 30 September and 1 October 2016 at Somerset House East Wing. The conference was hosted … Continue reading Stress Testing the Law of the Sea conference brings global leaders on oceans law & policy to London