Marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction – where are we now?


Matrix Chambers and Fietta LLP jointly invite you to an interdisciplinary panel discussion about marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction and recent developments. The panel will examine some of the key themes up for debate in the ongoing fourth session of the Intergovernmental Conference dedicated to the negotiation of a legally binding instrument under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction. Professor Zachary Douglas QC (Matrix Chambers) will moderate the panel. He will be joined by four distinguished speakers and experts in this field, Professor David Freestone (The George Washington University Law School), Professor Cymie R. Payne (Rutgers Law School), Professor J Murray Roberts (University of Edinburgh), and Oonagh Sands (Fietta LLP).

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Date and Location

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:30am