Volterra Fietta Seminar: Dispute resolution under UNCLOS.


Volterra Fietta Seminar: Dispute resolution under UNCLOS. This event will take place on 9 June 2022 at 2.00 pm BST, 3.00 pm CEST, 9.00 am EDT. The dispute settlement system under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (?UNCLOS?) is one of the most complex and detailed dispute resolution systems in public international law. It offers a diverse mix of processes, including both consent-based processes as well as mandatory procedures. It also spans many different maritime issues, from maritime boundary delimitation to deep seabed mining and the prompt release of vessels. In this, the dispute settlement procedure is an integral part of UNCLOS and its outcomes shape the law of the sea. And with maritime disputes on the rise, the UNCLOS dispute resolution system is likely to take on an even more prominent role in the near future. This timely seminar will address various aspects of the UNCLOS dispute resolution system. It will discuss, among other topics, creativity in such dispute settlement, clarification of the law of the sea through dispute settlement, influencing dispute settlement under UNCLOS, comparisons between the different dispute settlement mechanisms under UNCLOS and how the dispute settlement system might be used to interpret UNCLOS in light of technological developments.

The speakers will be Professor Natalie Klein from UNSW Sydney?s Faculty of Law, Professor Sean D. Murphy from George Washington University Law School, ITLOS Judge Tomas Heidar, Professor Robert Charles Beckman from the National University of Singapore and Professor Robert Volterra, partner at Volterra Fietta. Interested participants can email seminars@volterrafietta.com by midday 8 June 2022 with their names and affiliations. The seminar will be moderated by Florentine Vos, Senior Associate at Volterra Fietta. For more information, see https://www.volterrafietta.com/volterra-fietta-seminar-dispute-resolution-under-unclos/.

Date and Location

Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 9:00am to 11:00am