In “Charting Environmental Law Futures in the Anthropocene”, we examine how environmental law is responding - & could respond - to the intensifying challenges of the Anthropocene. Congratulations to the editor, Dr Michelle Lim, for making this happen. The project began in the framework of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law’s Early Career Group, … Continue reading Charting Environmental Law Futures in the Anthropocene
Our new book "Stress Testing the Law of the Sea: Dispute Resolution, Disasters & Emerging Challenges" has been published by Brill, co-edited by Jordan Diamond and me. Some information on the book's background is on LinkedIn, while there is a short article on the publication at Peking University's website.
It was a great pleasure to participate in the Hangzhou symposium on marine scientific research & the law of the sea .For those interested, my presentation on marine technology transfer in the potential BBNJ agreement drew on my recent paper in AJIL Unbound. These are times of great promise for the protection of high seas … Continue reading The Ocean Law and Governance International Symposium on “Marine Scientific Research and the Law of the Sea”
This week, AJIL Unbound has published a Symposium on Governing High Seas Biodiversity, edited by Professor Cymie R. Payne. The symposium comes as states prepare to negotiate an international legally-binding instrument on the protection of biodiversity in areas of the seas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ). The Symposium is dedicated to the legacy of the late Professor … Continue reading Publication: AJIL Unbound Symposium on Governing High Seas Biodiversity
My review of "Review: Aquaculture Law and Policy: Global, Regional and National Perspectives" in the latest issue of "Water Law" is now online at SSRN. Sustainable use of our oceans is a key challenge of our time, and aquaculture is a large and growing part of competing uses for scarce ocean resources. The review discusses in … Continue reading Review: Aquaculture Law & Policy: Global, Regional & National Perspectives, edited by Nigel Bankes, Irene Dahl & David L Vangerzwaag
The 2017 London International Boundary Conference will be held on 5-6 June, hosted by Volterra Fietta and King's College London. I will be chairing a panel on oil concessions and territorial definition. More information is available here.
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
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