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The London International Boundary Conference 2015

Volterra Fietta Client Alert
11 November 2015

When: 1-2 December 2015
Where: The Royal Geographical Society, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR
Website: www.londoninternationalboundaryconference.com

With less than three weeks until The London International Boundary Conference 2015, Volterra Fietta is pleased to announce that further speakers have been confirmed for the Conference. These speakers are eminent scholars and practitioners in their respective fields.

Dr Virginie Mamadouh of the University of Amsterdam will be speaking on Panel 1 “Boundary Permeability and the Reach of the State in the Middle East and Eastern Europe”. Dr Mamadouh will discuss Ukraine and the different geopolitical “grammars” that surround it. Dr Daniel Meier of CNRS-Pacte, University of Grenoble has also been confirmed for this Panel.

Prof. Seokwoo Lee will be speaking on Panel 3 “Regional Developments in the South and East China Seas since 2013”. Prof. Lee will discuss fisheries in the East China Sea and the issue of law enforcement in the EEZ.
Dr Gbenga Oduntan of the University of Kent will be speaking on Panel 5 “Ethics and International Boundaries”. Dr Oduntan will be examining African borders from an international law perspective. Penelope Nevill of 20 Essex Street will also be speaking on this Panel.

Limited spaces are still available for the Conference. To register, click here. Registration will close midnight Saturday 28 November 2015 GMT.

Workshops:

Following the success of the workshop on maritime delimitation at the 2013 edition of the Conference, there will now be two workshops offered.

  • On 30 November, Dr Robin Cleverly of Marbdy Consulting Ltd will conduct a workshop offering a practical introduction to maritime delimitation.
  • On 2 December, Dr Lindsay Parson of Maritime Zone Solutions Ltd will conduct a workshop on mineral resources beyond oil and gas and their significance for coastal states’ maritime boundaries. This workshop will use the Arctic Ocean as a test-bed for resource evaluation and significance for maritime boundaries.

Panels:

Six panels will address the following topics:

  • Boundary permeability and the reach of the State in the Middle East and Eastern Europe
  • Regional developments in the South and East China Seas since 2013
  • Technical perspectives on the Arctic
  • Island sovereignty and maritime jurisdiction
  • Ethics and international boundaries
  • Jurisdictional challenges in boundary and sovereignty disputes

Speakers:

Henry Bensurto, Jr., Department of Foreign Affairs of The Philippines
Rodman Bundy, Eversheds
Dr Robin Cleverly, Marbdy Consulting Ltd
Pierre-Emmanuel Dupont, London Centre of International Law Practice
Dr Nicholas de Genova, King’s College London (Department of Geography)
Dr Thomas Grant, Wolfson College and Lauterpacht Centre for International Law
Prof. Taisaku Ikeshima, Waseda University
Prof. George Joffe, King’s College London (Department of Geography)
Dr Bjørn Kunoy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Faroe Islands
Prof. Seokwoo Lee, Inha University
Lesther Antonio Ortega Lemus, Embassy of Guatemala in the United Kingdom
Iain Macleod, Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Daniel Meier, CNRS-Pacte, University of Grenoble
Maurice Mendelson QC, Blackstone Chambers
Wendy Miles, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP
Penelope Nevill, 20 Essex Street
Dr Lindsay Parson, Maritime Zone Solutions Ltd
Prof. Martin Pratt, Bordermap Consulting Ltd
Prof. Catherine Redgwell, University of Oxford
Prof. Clive Schofield, University of Wollongong
Richard Schofield, King’s College London (Department of Geography)
Prof. Malcolm Shaw QC, Essex Court Chambers
Prof. Phil Steinberg, Director, IBRU: Durham University’s Centre for Borders Research
Prof. Clive Symmons, NUI, Galway and Trinity College, Dublin
Tullio Treves, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) (former Judge)
Robert Volterra, Volterra Fietta
Dr Philippa Webb, King’s College London
Chris Whomersley, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
John Williams, University of Durham
Samuel Wordsworth QC, Essex Court Chambers
Dr Xinjun Zhang, Tsinghua University School of Law
Prof. Keyuan Zou, University of Central Lancashire