Maritime disputes and their settlement are attracting increasing attention from the international community. State practice in this area is also evolving. It is therefore extremely useful for scholars and practitioners to focus on this area, share insights and enhance understanding on the practice of the law of the sea.
With this in mind, The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) and the Chinese Society of International Law (CSIL) are pleased to jointly host a Public International Law Colloquium on Maritime Disputes Settlement on 15 and 16 July 2016 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center.
The Colloquium will focus on the following topics:
- Territorial sovereignty, maritime entitlement and the application of international law;
- The law and practice with respect to archipelago and islands;
- Applicability of compulsory procedures under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: preconditions, limitations and exceptions;
- Historic rights in international law