Exploring an Integrated Approach to the Resolution of International Boundary and Territorial Disputes

List of Speakers

Professor Robert BeckmanDirector, Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore
Robert Beckman is the Director of the Centre for International Law ("CIL"), a university-wide research centre at the National University of Singapore ("NUS"). He teaches Ocean Law & Policy in Asia as well as Public International Law at the NUS Faculty of Law. He also lectures in the summer programme at the Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law & Policy in Rhodes, Greece, and in the International Maritime Boundary Workshops organized by CIL and the International Boundaries Research Unit of Durham University. Professor Beckman is co-editor of a forthcoming book on Joint Development in the South China Sea. His most recent publication on the South China Sea is in the January 2013 issue of the American Journal of International Law.
Henry Bensurto, Jr.Senior Special Assistant, Office of the Undersecretary for Policy, Department of Foreign Affairs, the Philippines
Sir Daniel Bethlehem KCMG QC20 Essex Street Chambers, former Legal Adviser to the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Sir Daniel Bethlehem KCMG QC is a senior practising barrister (Queen’s Counsel) at 20 Essex Street Chambers in London and is a former Legal Adviser to the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (the “FCO”). Having practised from chambers from 1990 until his appointment to the FCO in 2006, Daniel has extensive advisory, litigation and arbitration experience representing States, international and non-governmental organisations, corporations and individuals on issues across the full breadth of public international law as well as aspects of European Union law and international and European human rights law. He has appeared frequently before a wide range of international courts and tribunals, from the International Court of Justice to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, WTO and regional trade panels, ad hoc international arbitration panels, and other international dispute settlement mechanisms. Having returned to the private sector, following the end of his FCO tenure, Daniel is, in parallel with his Bar practice, also actively engaged in the foreign policy advisory field, as Director of Legal Policy International Limited (LPI) and as a Consulting Senior Fellow for Law and Strategy at The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). He is a member of the Advisory Council of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, the Advisory Committee of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, and a Counsellor of the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law.
Dr Robert BradnockVisiting Senior Research Fellow, King's College London
Dr Robert Bradnock is Visiting Senior Research Fellow at King's College London, where he specialises in geopolitics, environment and development with special reference to South Asia. In 2010 he authored the Chatham House report Kashmir: Paths to Peace, the results of the first ever opinion poll on both sides of the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. In addition to many papers, his books include India's Foreign Policy since 1971 and South Asia in a Globalising World (with Glyn Williams). He broadcasts on the BBC and other networks, and is currently writing an Atlas of South Asian Affairs (forthcoming, Autumn 2013).
John BrownLaw of the Sea Consultant, UK Hydrographic Office
John Brown began his sea-going career in 1974 and trained as a navigating officer. He joined the UK Hydrographic Office in 1993 after working as a surveyor in the offshore industry for several years. He advises UK Government departments on Law of the Sea matters and provides technical input to UK maritime zone legislation. John has worked with several foreign governments on maritime delimitation, baselines and maritime zones and has taken part in a number of boundary negotiations as well as both bilateral and third party adjudication, including acting on behalf of Nicaragua as Scientific and Technical Advisor at the International Court of Justice. He is responsible for providing all technical Law of the Sea training to senior Royal Navy professional courses and has attended and presented papers on technical aspects of maritime boundary delimitation at international conferences, training courses and workshops on international boundaries. He has also run detailed training courses in international boundary delimitation for foreign governments. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation in 2009, is currently the Vice Chairman of the joint IHO-IAG Advisory Board on Law of the Sea and has recently been invited to serve as a member of the Greenwich Forum. He is also a Visiting Research Fellow at King's College, London.
Dr James Clad MNZMSenior Adviser, Center for Naval Analysis (CNA), Washington, D.C.
Dr James Clad MNZM is a senior adviser at the Center for Naval Analyses in Arlington, Virginia, and a senior associate with IHS/Jane's Defence and IHS/Cambridge Energy Research Associates ("CERA"). From 2002-2010, he served as US deputy assistant secretary of defense for Asia and as senior counselor at both the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and the Agency for International Development. Before that, from 1995-2002, he held a research professorship at Georgetown University and was, concurrently, Director/Asia-Pacific Energy at CERA. Trained as New Zealand lawyer, his career focused on Asia, broadening after 2002 to include the Middle East. In the 1980s-1990s, he wrote as a Far Eastern Economic Review staff correspondent and held fellowships from St. Antony's College, Oxford; from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and from Harvard's Center for International Affairs. He also served in the New Zealand diplomatic service. His first book, Business, Money & Power in Southeast Asia (1991), surveyed Asian capitalism while his next, After the Crusade (1996), critiqued US foreign policy. His most recent book is a volume on political geography, The Borderlands of Southeast Asia.
Dr Robin CleverlyHead, Law of the Sea Group, UK Hydrographic Office
Dr Robin Cleverly joined the UK Hydrographic Office Law of the Sea Group in 2003 after a long career as a petroleum exploration geologist in the oil industry and became head of the Group in 2012. As part of his role at the UKHO, he provides technical advice to the UK and governments world-wide for the negotiation and delimitation of land, river and maritime boundaries. He also advises oil majors and independents. He has worked extensively on international maritime boundary court cases over the last ten years, most recently for Chile v. Peru, Nicaragua v. Colombia and Bangladesh v. Myanmar. He is a member of the UK delegation for the UK's four outer continental shelf submissions to the CLCS. He also advises governments on issues concerned with oil resource distribution, joint development zones, and delimitation and delineation of the outer continental shelf. Dr. Cleverly has presented papers on technical aspects of maritime boundary delimitation and continental shelf issues at international conferences, and he runs training courses and workshops.
Dr Leendert DorstHead, Geodesy & Tides Department, Hydrographic Service of the Royal Netherlands Navy
Dr Leendert Dorst is Head of the Geodesy & Tides Department at the Hydrographic Service of the Royal Netherlands Navy. He earned his MSc degree in Geodetic Engineering from Delft University of Technology and his PhD in Water Engineering & Management from the University of Twente. He has been involved in geographic aspects of the Law of the Sea since 2000. This includes support for the maritime boundary negotiations of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, appearances in Dutch courts as a technical expert and involvement in several international arbitral proceedings.
Pierre-Emmanuel DupontUguen Vidalenc & Associés, Paris; consultant in public international law
Pierre-Emmanuel Dupont is a lawyer at Uguen / Vidalenc & Associés law firm in Paris, France. He is a consultant in public international law and has advised several governments as well as public and private entities and corporations on a range of matters, including: boundary delimitation, dispute settlement procedures before international courts and tribunals, the law of the sea, the law of treaties, the responsibility of States and international organisations, international economic sanctions (UN, US, EU), State immunity, international humanitarian law, human rights law, disarmament and non-proliferation issues. He is a Senior Lecturer at the Free Faculty of Law, Economics and Management of Paris, where he teaches international arbitration.
Dr Alex Oude ElferinkDeputy Director and Associate Professor, Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea, Utrecht University
Dr Alex Oude Elferink is the deputy director of the Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea and a senior lecturer at Utrecht University. His research interests include the law of the sea and the polar regions, the outer limits and delimitation of maritime zones, dispute settlement and the regime of marine areas beyond national jurisdiction. His consultancy work is, inter alia, concerned with the outer limits of the continental shelf, maritime delimitation, territorial disputes and litigation before the International Court of Justice. His publications include The delimitation of the continental shelf between Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands: Arguing law, practicing politics? (forthcoming in 2013).
Stephen FiettaPartner, Volterra Fietta, London
Stephen Fietta is a founding partner of Volterra Fietta. He advises sovereign States and private clients on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious public international law and related dispute resolution issues, including State sovereignty over natural resources, land and maritime boundary disputes and the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). Stephen regularly appears as counsel on behalf of our clients before the world’s most important international courts and tribunals, including the International Court of Justice. Stephen is a Visiting Senior Lecturer at Kings College, London, where he teaches on international sovereignty and boundary disputes.
Dr Carl Grundy-WarrSenior Lecturer, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore
Dr Carl Grundy-Warr teaches geopolitics, politics of natural resources and field studies at the National University of Singapore. His research areas include forced migration, internal displacement and refugees in Southeast Asia; political geographies of borderlands in mainland Southeast Asia; cross-border cooperation and conflict in the Mekong region; territoriality and natural resource conflicts in the Tonle Sap in Cambodia and resource geopolitics in Southeast Asia. He has edited three books relating to borders and borderlands and has authored numerous papers focusing on the themes outlined above. Currently, Dr Grundy-Warr is working on a co-authored book entitled Common Pool Nature in the Mekong Bioregion: Dialogues, Ethics and Justice.
Professor Taisaku IkeshimaVisiting Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge; and Professor at Waseda University School of International Liberal Studies, Japan
Professor Taisaku Ikeshima is a Visiting Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge, and Professor at the School of International Liberal Studies (SILS), Waseda University, Japan, where he teaches public international law. Professor Ikeshima obtained his LLB, LLM and PhD from Keio University, Tokyo, and his DES from the Institut Universitaire de Hautes Études Internationales, Geneva. He served as legal adviser at the Japanese Embassy in the Netherlands. He has been involved in research projects on Arctic issues and American foreign policy, which are organised by the Japan Institute of International Affairs. He has lectured as Visiting Professor at various universities, including at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and Shanghai Ocean University. His areas of research interest include the law of the sea, environmental law, the settlement of international disputes and the Antarctic Treaty System. Professor Ikeshima has written books and articles on international law, including The Antarctic Treaty System and International Law: Coordinating the Interests in Territories, Resources and the Environment, Keio University Press, 2000 (in Japanese); "How Effective Will the Precautionary Principle Be in the Future?: Its Role and Limits in the Settlement of Disputes", Waseda Global Forum, 2007; "A Conflict of 'Public Interests' Between International Law and Domestic Law with Respect to Whaling and the Environment", in Festschrift of the Law Faculty for the 150th Anniversary of Keio University: Keio's Legal Science: Public Law II, 2008; "Is the Freedom of the High Seas under Threat from Marine Protected Areas?", Waseda Global Forum, 2011 and "The Implementation Mechanism of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS): A General Overview", Waseda Global Forum, 2012.
Iain MacleodLegal Adviser to the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Iain Macleod is a Legal Adviser in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1987 and since then has held positions in a number of UK Government departments. At the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, he worked at the UK Representation to the European Commission, at the UK Mission to the UN and was seconded to the Attorney General's Office. Subsequently, he was Deputy Legal Adviser at the Home Office and then Legal Adviser, Central Advisory Division, Treasury Solicitor's Department, before taking up his present post in 2011.
Loretta MalintoppiOf Counsel, Eversheds, Paris
Loretta Malintoppi is of Counsel at Eversheds LLP, Paris. She holds a JD from the University of Rome and an LLM in Common Law Studies from Georgetown University and has been admitted to both the Paris Bar and the Rome Bar. Ms. Malintoppi is a Vice-President of the Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, a Trustee of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai International Arbitration Chamber. She specialises in international commercial arbitration and public international law, including investment arbitration and State-to-State disputes. She has acted as counsel, advocate and arbitrator in a number of arbitrations regarding disputes arising out of international commercial contracts and has represented private companies, States and State entities in UNCITRAL, ICC and ICSID proceedings. Ms. Malintoppi appears regularly as counsel and advocate before the International Court of Justice and in inter-State ad hoc arbitrations. She is a Senior lecturer in the Master Degree on economic law at Sciences Po Law School in Paris and at the Master on Arbitrage & Commerce international of the Law School of the University of Versailles - Saint-Quentin. She is a co-author of the second edition of Professor Schreuer's The ICSID Convention: A Commentary (2009); a co-editor of the Series International Litigation in Practice and has written many articles in the field of international arbitration.
Professor Maurice Mendelson QCBlackstone Chambers; Professor Emeritus of International Law, University of London
Professor Maurice Mendelson QC is a senior practicing barrister (Queen's Counsel) at Blackstone Chambers, London, and Emeritus Professor of International Law in the University of London. In his practice, amongst the topics he has dealt with (in transactions, advising and litigating) have been numerous issues of territorial sovereignty and land and maritime boundaries.
Professor Julian MinghiUniversity of South Carolina, Columbia, U.S.A.
Professor Julian Minghi is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of South Carolina. As a political geographer, he has been particularly interested in the nature and impact of boundaries, borderlands and borderscapes. He co-authored The Structure of Political Geography (1969) and The Geography of Border Landscapes (1992). A native Londoner, he holds a BA from Durham University and an MA and PhD (1962) from the University of Washington. Prior to moving to South Carolina as Chair of the Department of Geography in 1973, he served on the Geography faculties of the University of Connecticut and the University of British Columbia.
Judge Dolliver NelsonMember of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
Judge Dolliver Nelson is a Judge at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea ("ITLOS"), a position he has held since 1996. Judge Nelson was President of ITLOS from 2002-2005. He was President of the Annex VII Guyana/Suriname Arbitral Tribunal from 2004-2007. Judge Nelson has been a Visiting Professor of International Law at the London School of Economics from 1995-2003. He was Secretary of the Drafting Committee at the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea.
Professor David NewmanProfessor of Political Geography, Department of Politics and Government, and Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
Professor David Newman is Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Ben Gurion University in Israel. A political geographer by training, he was educated at the University of London and Durham University. At Ben Gurion University, Professor Newman founded the Department of Politics and Government in 1997 and the Centre for the Study of Politics and Society in 2003. He is the editor of the academic journal Geopolitics -- a quarterly peer reviewed journal published by Taylor & Francis -- and is a member of the International editorial board of the Journal of Borderland Studies. His work focuses on ethno-territorial conflicts in general and the study of borders in particular. He has published widely on territorial dimensions of the Israel-Palestine conflict and on conceptual issues relating to the changing significances and functions of borders in the contemporary world. Together with co-editor Professor Joel Peters, Professor Newman has recently published the Routledge Handbook of the Israel-Palestine Conflict (2012). In addition to his academic work, Professor Newman is involved in the public discourse and political activism, and he publishes a weekly op-ed column in the Jerusalem Post.
Nguyen Thi Minh NguyetDeputy Director-General of the Department of International Law and Treaties, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam
Nguyen Thi Minh Nguyet is a Deputy D?rector of the Department of International Law and Treaties in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam. She obtained a BA in International Relations from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations ("MGIMO") in 1989, an LLM from MGIMO in 1997 and an LD in International and Business Law from the Yokohama National University, Japan, in 2002. Nguyet has been a member of the Vietnam Lawyers Association since 1992.
Dr Lindsay ParsonManaging Director, Maritime Zone Solutions Ltd, UK
Dr Lindsay Parson is a marine geologist with more than thirty years experience in deep sea surveying and sampling in the context of maritime legal regimes. He has been the technical lead of the UK delegation submitting and defending submissions to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf as provided for under the UNCLOS Article 76. He was the UK member and Chair of the UN International Seabed Authority Legal and Technical Commission in Kingston, Jamaica, between 2001 and 2006, and he has published widely on the geology and legislative context of ocean space. He is also a member of the International Law Association's Committee on Maritime Delimitation, a Chartered UK and European Geologist and a member of a number of international advisory boards world-wide. Dr Parson is now the Managing Director of Maritime Zone Solutions Ltd, a growing consultancy association which transformed the work he led in the public sector into a spin off company, and which has been providing advisory services on maritime issues to coastal States, governments and commercial organisations over the past three years.
Professor Michael ReismanMyres S. McDougal Professor of International Law, Yale Law School
Professor Michael Reisman is Myres S. McDougal Professor of International Law at the Yale Law School where he has been on the Faculty since 1965. He has been a visiting professor in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Berlin, Basel, Paris and Geneva. He is a member of the Institut de Droit International, Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science (and a former member of its Executive Council), a member of the Advisory Committee on International Law of the Department of State, President of the Arbitration Tribunal of the Bank for International Settlements and a member of the Board of the Foreign Policy Association. He was President of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States, Vice-President and Honorary Vice-President of the American Society of International Law, Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of International Law and Vice-Chairman of the Policy Sciences Center, Inc. Professor Reisman has served as arbitrator and counsel in many international investment cases and was presiding arbitrator in the OSPAR arbitration (Ireland v. UK) and arbitrator in the Eritrea/Ethiopia Boundary Dispute as well as in the Abyei Arbitration (Sudan). His most recent books are: The Quest for World Order and Human Dignity in the Twenty-first Century: Constitutive Process and Individual Commitment: General Course on Public International Law (Hague Academy of International Law, 2012); L'Ecole de New Haven de Droit International (A. Pedone, 2010); Stopping Wars and Making Peace: Studies in International Intervention (with Kristen Eichensehr, eds.) (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2009). His forthcoming book is: Dirty Stories: Fraudulent Evidence Before International Tribunals (with Christina P. Skinner) (2013).
Hon. Davis R. RobinsonSenior counsel, Crowell & Moring, Washington, D.C.
Hon. Davis R. Robinson served as the Agent of the United States in the Gulf of Maine Maritime Boundary Delimitation Case with Canada before the first Chamber of the International Court of Justice. This case was the first to delimit a single maritime boundary for both the water column and the seabed. As the Legal Adviser to the Department of State, Davis Robinson also led negotiations with the Soviet Union over the maritime boundary in the Bering Sea. He was responsible during his tenure for the management of the dispute between Israel and Egypt over Taba. He later in private practice spent a decade advising a major Middle East petroleum exporting State with regard to its many land and maritime boundary disputes. Davis Robinson is currently Senior Counsel in Washington, D.C., at Crowell & Moring LLP.
Professor Clive SchofieldDirector of Research, Australian Centre for Ocean Resource and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong, Australia
Clive Schofield is Professor and Director of Research at the Australian Centre for Ocean Resource and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong, Australia. Prior to this appointment, he was Director of Research at the International Boundaries Research Unit (IBRU), University of Durham, UK. Professor Schofield's research interests encompass the delimitation of international maritime boundaries, related disputes and their resolution and technical aspects of and the law of the sea. He holds a PhD (geography) from the University of Durham, UK, and an LLM from the University of British Columbia, Canada. He is co-author (with Professor J. R. V. Prescott) of the book The Maritime Political Boundaries of the World.
Richard SchofieldSenior Lecturer, Department of Geography, King's College London
Richard Schofield is Senior Lecturer in Boundary Studies and Convenor of the Master's programme in Geopolitics, Territory and Security at King's College, London and is an expert on archival sources for the study of historical aspects of territorial disputes. He is widely recognised as a leading academic authority on the international boundaries of Arabia and its surrounding region and has written extensively on territorial aspects of Arabia and the Persian Gulf region, most recently including Arabian Boundaries: Primary Documents, 1966-1975 (Cambridge University Press) in the spring of 2009. Richard Schofield was the founding editor of the journal Geopolitics and International Boundaries (now Geopolitics), published by Taylor and Francis. He has supervised a substantial amount of doctoral research into territorial problems in the Developing World and has acted as adviser on territorial disputes to the governments of Barbados, Bahrain, Jordan, Yemen, as well as to the Negotiations Support Unit of the Palestine Liberation Organisation in Ramallah. He was also an expert witness in the Abyei Arbitration at the Permanent Court of Arbitration (2008-2009).
Professor Nico SchrijverAcademic Director of the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden University
Nico Schrijver is Professor of International Law and Academic Director of the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden University and is a member of the Senate of the Dutch Houses of Parliament. He served as the President of the International Law Association and is vice-chair of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. He is a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration and associate member of the Institut de droit international. Professor Schrijver is the author of Sovereignty over Natural Resources. Balancing rights and duties (1997, reprinted in 2008), The Evolution of Sustainable Development in International Law (2008) and Development without Destruction. The UN and Global Resource Management (2010). He has appeared as counsel before the ICJ and ITLOS and as an expert before various investment tribunals.
Judge Stephen M. SchwebelIndependent arbitrator; former Judge of the International Court of Justice
Judge Stephen M. Schwebel served as a judge of the International Court of Justice 1981-2000 and as its president 1997-2000. He has been chairman or arbitrator in six inter-State arbitrations and in more than fifty arbitrations between States and aliens. He is the author of six books and some 200 articles and book reviews.
Robert VolterraPartner, Volterra Fietta, London
Robert Volterra is a founding partner of Volterra Fietta. He advises and represents governments, international organisations and private clients on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious public international law issues, including sovereignty over natural resources and land and maritime boundaries. He has acted as co-agent, counsel or advocate in land and maritime disputes before the International Court of Justice and UNCLOS Annex VII maritime boundary tribunals. He has represented parties in other international law disputes before the ICJ and ad hoc international arbitration tribunals, including under the PCA, ICSID, ICC, SCC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, and WTO rules. Robert is a Visiting Professor of International Law at University College, University of London (UCL), and a Visiting Senior Lecturer at Kings College, London, where he teaches the international law of foreign investment and the international law of boundary disputes. He is on the International Law Advisory Board of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. Robert’s practice has been ranked in the top tier by the Legal 500 and the Chambers and Partners law firm directories for more than 15 years.
Chris WhomersleyDeputy Legal Adviser, UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Chris Whomersley has been a Deputy Legal Adviser to the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (the “FCO”) since 2002. Before that he served as Legal Counsellor (1991-1994; 1997-2002) and as Assistant Legal Adviser (1977-1991) in the FCO. He has also worked in the Legal Secretariat to the Law Officers (now the Attorney General’s Office) (1994-1997). Mr. Whomersley has a rich experience on a wide range of international law issues, including law of the sea. He has been responsible for the Maritime Policy Unit (formerly Law of Sea Section) of the FCO since 2008 and is a Member of the Finance Committee of the International Sea-Bed Authority. He also serves as a Member of the UK Delegation to the Channel Tunnel Intergovernmental Commission. Other notable appointments include Head of the UK Delegation to the Assembly of States Parties of the International Criminal Court (2003-10) and Agent for the UK Government before the European Court of Human Rights (2000-04).
Samuel Wordsworth QCEssex Court Chambers
Samuel Wordsworth QC specialises in public international law and international arbitration. He has been instructed by many Governments (including the UK) in international cases and has appeared before various international tribunals including the International Court of Justice and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. He is a Visiting Professor teaching investment arbitration at Kings College, London, and is currently instructed in a number of investment treaty disputes. He has been instructed on various ICSID, ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, NAI and ad hoc arbitrations as well as in arbitrations before the Iran/US Claims Tribunal and claims before the UNCC. He is regularly instructed by the UK Government on cases involving public international law (before international tribunals, the ECHR and the CJEU and in the domestic courts). Recent Public International Law cases include Peru v. Chile (Maritime Boundary) (for Chile); Pakistan v. India, Kishenganga Arbitration (for Pakistan); Georgia v. Russia, Application of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (for Russia); Mauritius v. United Kingdom (Marine Protected Area) (for UK).
Professor Keyuan ZouHarris Professor of International Law, Lancashire Law School, University of Central Lancashire, UK
Professor Keyuan Zou Keyuan Zou is Harris Professor of International Law at the Lancashire Law School of the University of Central Lancashire ("UCLan"), United Kingdom. He specializes in international law, in particular law of the sea and international environmental law. Before joining UCLan, he worked at Dalhousie University (Canada), Peking University (China), University of Hannover (Germany) and National University of Singapore. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed English papers in 30 international journals including Asian Yearbook of International Law, Chinese Journal of International Law, Columbia Journal of International Affairs, International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law and Journal of International Maritime Law. His recent sole-authored books include Law of the Sea in East Asia: Issues and Prospects (2005), China's Marine Legal System and the Law of the Sea (2005), China's Legal Reform: Towards the Rule of Law (2006), and China-ASEAN Relations and International Law (2009). His latest co-edited volumes include International Law in East Asia (2011) and Conflict Management and Dispute Settlement in East Asia (2011). He is member of the Editorial Boards of the International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law (Martinus Nijhoff), Ocean Development and International Law (Taylor & Francis), Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy (Taylor & Francis), The Polar Journal (Routledge), the Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies (Copenhagen Business School) and Chinese Journal of International Law (Oxford University Press) and is on the Advisory Boards of the Chinese Oceans Law Review (Hong Kong: China Review Culture Limited), Global Journal of Comparative Law (Brill) and Korean Journal of International & Comparative Law (Brill).