LIBC 2019 Programme
Monday 1 April 2019
13:30 to 17:30Pre-Conference Workshop #1
Volterra Fietta. The Public International Law Firm Maritime delimitation

Conducted by: Robin Cleverly, Marbdy Consulting

Venue: Bush House (North East Wing), Room 1.01, 30 Aldwych WC2B 4BG
King's College London
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Tuesday 2 April 2019
08:30-09:15Pre-Conference Workshop #2
Volterra Fietta. The Public International Law Firm The Continental Shelf beyond 200NM – Claims, Overlaps and Resolution

Conducted by: Dr Lindsay Parson, Maritime Zone Solutions Ltd

Venue: Edmond J Safra, Lecture Theatre, King’s College London, Strand Campus
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Tuesday 2 April 2019
Venue: Edmond J Safra Lecture Theatre, King's College London
08:00-09:15Registration and tea/coffee
09:30-10:00Opening remarks and welcome address
Welcome address: Sir Iain Macleod, Legal Adviser, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
10:00-10:45Keynote speech: Dr Martins Paparinskis, University College London (Reader in International Law), International Boundaries and Third Party Settlement of International Disputes
10:45-11:15Tea/coffee break
11:15-12:45Panel 1: Physical and emotional boundaries post Brexit
Chair: Richard Schofield, Department of Geography, King's College, London
Professor David Ong
Nottingham Trent University
An 'Independent Coastal State'? The UK & UNCLOS Post-Brexit
Dr Jamie Trinidad
University of Cambridge
Brexit and the Status of the Gibraltar/Spain Border
Panya Xu
Durham University
An analysis on the settlement of British overseas territories – on the bases of the Falkland Islands and Chagos Archipelago cases
Dr Kieran Rankin
Research fellow
Trinity College, Dublin
The Lampooning of a Line: Symbolising and Satirising the Irish Border from Birth to Brexit
13:45-15:00Panel 2: Borders and mobility / Building fences and barriers on land and at sea
Chair: Dr Rose Rameau, Attorney at Law, Azizbamba & Associates
Professor David Newman
Chair of Geopolitics, Department of Politics and Government, Ben Gurion University, Israel
Thinking Beyond the Territorial Box: Peace Without Borders in Israel / Palestine?
Professor Andrew Serdy
Director, Institute of
Maritime Law, University of Southampton
The Second Continental Shelf Boundary Case between Nicaragua and Colombia: Novel Issues for Opposite States more than 400 Miles Apart
Garth Schofield
Senior Legal Counsel
Permanent Court of Arbitration
Maritime Boundary Conciliation: The Timor Sea Proceedings
15:00-15:30Tea/coffee break
15:45-17:30Panel 3: Topical boundary-related aspects of the Law of the Sea
Chair: Chanaka Wickremasinghe, Legal Counsellor, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Dr Choi Jee-hyun
Korea Maritime Institute
The Korea-Japan JDZ Agreement: Past, Present, and Future
Pierre-Emmanuel Dupont
Head of Public International Law Advisory Group
Developments in maritime delimitation in the Mediterranean
Dr Vladyslav Lanovoy
Associate Legal Officer at the International Court of Justice
The identification of relevant coasts and the relevant area: recurring issues in maritime delimitation
Angeline Asangire Oprong
PhD Student
University of Bremen
Legal Aspects Relating to the Use of Satellite Applications in Delimitation of Maritime Areas
Professor Seokwoo Lee
INHA University Law School
Judgements of ITLOS, Implication of its Jurisprudence and Maritime Order in Northeast Asia
17:45-21:00Cocktail reception
Chapters, King's College London
Wednesday 3 April 2019
Venue: Edmond J Safra Lecture Theatre, King's College London
09:00-09:30Morning tea/coffee
09:30-11:00Panel 4: The Global Commons and the Oceans/Beyond the 200m limit
Chair: Graham Coop, Partner, Volterra Fietta
Professor Ronán Long
WMU-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute,
World Maritime University
Intergovernmental Conference on Marine Biodiversity of areas beyond National Jurisdiction
Dr Bjørn Kunoy
Legal counsel to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Faroe Islands
Unitization of Transboundary Hydrocarbon Deposits
Professor Maurice Mendelson
Q.C, Blackstone Chambers Barristers
The Common Heritage of Mankind or a Mess of Pottage? – Revisited
Dr Meagan Wong
University of Essex
A Legal framework for Marine Protected Areas in the High Seas: The UN Convention on the Law of the Sea's legally binding instrument on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction
Chris Whomersley
Former Deputy Legal Adviser
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
International Law of the Sea: Implications of Climate Change
11:00-11:30Tea/coffee break
11:30-13:00Panel 5: The Curious Incidence of Islands in the sea
Chair: Robin Cleverly, Marbdy Consulting
Professor Petra Butler
Victoria University of Wellington
New Zealand
Curiosity not always kills the cat - the resourceful ways how small islands combat the effect of climate change
Richard Schofield
Department of Geography
King's College, London
States behaving badly over islands: historical and colonial state practice
Professor Clive Schofield
Head of Research
WMU-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute, World Maritime University
States behaving badly over islands: recent/contemporary state practice
Stelios Gregoriou
Managing Partner
Gregoriou Law
The Delimitation of Continental Shelf and Exclusive Economic Zone between Greece and Turkey – The case of Kastellorizo island
14:45-16:15Panel 6: Contemplating the Middle Eastern border
Chair: Robert Volterra, Partner, Volterra Fietta
Álvaro Nistal
Volterra Fietta
The topic of Abu Musa and the Tunbs
Dr Soran Barzinjy
Soran University, Kurdistan
The Sacred Curse of Locked in Borders: How the Conflict-generating Boundaries of the Middle East and the Attempts to Redraw them Should Be Contemplated
Peter Waring
PhD Student
King's College, London
Colonial border legacies in the Middle East: the decade before Sykes-Picot
Dr Saul Kelly
Reader of International History
King's College, London
A desert apprenticeship: writing the history of the boundaries of eastern Arabia
Greg Shapland
Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme
Chatham House
Who drew the boundaries of the MENA states and why have they lasted so long?
16:15-17:00Closing remarks

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