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Pacific and military uses of the exclusive economic zone

Exploring coastal and non-coastal states’ obligation to have “due regard” to rights and duties of other states in the un convention on the law of the sea

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Published on Thursday, January 04, 2018 by Anastasia Giardinelli

Summary

“Due regard” obligations have been formalized especially in articles 56(2) and 58(3) of the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), both relating to the exclusive economic zone. They have long remained dormant, but were recently reactivated by international practice in the 2016 South China Sea case (Philippines v. China). The Workshop aims at clarifying these “due regard” obligations, their nature and the conditions of their application, as well as the consequences of their violation. First, it will focus on their execution in relation to the exercise of UNCLOS rights (fishing, navigation, laying of submarine cables and pipelines, scientific research). Second, the emphasis will be put on military activities of non-coastal States, such as the launch of ballistic missiles or the test of nuclear materials, into or nearby the exclusive economic zone of another State.

Announcement

Presentation

“Due regard” obligations have been formalized especially in articles 56(2) and 58(3) of the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), both relating to the exclusive economic zone. They have long remained dormant, but were recently reactivated by international practice in the 2016 South China Sea case (Philippines v. China). The Workshop aims at clarifying these “due regard” obligations, their nature and the conditions of their application, as well as the consequences of their violation. First, it will focus on their execution in relation to the exercise of UNCLOS rights (fishing, navigation, laying of submarine cables and pipelines, scientific research). Second, the emphasis will be put on military activities of non-coastal States, such as the launch of ballistic missiles or the test of nuclear materials, into or nearby the exclusive economic zone of another State. Based on the analysis of international case law as well as State practice, our discussions will gather academics’ and practitioners’ expertise in the fields of public international law, international law of the sea, and law of international security.

Compulsory registration before Friday 26th January 2018 :
https://www.univ-paris1.fr/unites-de-recherche/iredies/inscription/inscription-the-impact-of-due-regard-29012018/

Programme

Organized by : The Sorbonne Research Institute for International and European Law - IREDIES -

Monday, 29th January 2018, 9h00 - 17h45, Salle 1
Paris 1 University – 12, place du Panthéon - 75005 Paris

9h00 - 9h30  WELCOMING

  • Welcoming remarks, Georges HADDAD, President of the University Paris 1
  • Preliminary remarks, Yann KERBRAT, Professor, Paris 1 University
  • MORNING SESSION CHAIRED BY : Evelyne LAGRANGE, Professor, Paris 1 University
9h30 - 11h
PANEL 1 – “DUE REGARD” OBLIGATIONS IN THE UNCLOS PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE EEZ: HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES
  • Genesis of the “due regard” obligations in UNCLOS
  • Shotaro HAMAMOTO, Professor, Kyoto University
Legal nature and content of “due regard” obligations in recent international case law
  • Mathias FORTEAU, Professor, Paris Nanterre University
Discussant: Jean-Pierre COT, Judge, International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea
11h-11h15: Coffee break
11h15-12h45
PANEL 2 – “DUE REGARD” OBLIGATIONS AND PACIFIC/ECONOMIC USES OF THE EEZ
“Due regard” obligations and fisheries in the EEZ
  • Tullio SCOVAZZI, Professor, Milano-Biococca University
“Due regard” obligations and the exercise of other freedoms in the EEZ
  • Yurika ISHII, Assistant Professor, National Defense Academy of Japan
  • Discussant : Frederik NAERT, Legal Advisor, EU Council Legal Service
12h45-14h: Lunch for registered participants
  • AFTERNOON SESSION CHAIRED BY : Raphaële RIVIER, Professor, Paris 1 University
14h-15h30
PANEL 3 – “DUE REGARD” OBLIGATIONS AND THE LIMITATIONS OF MILITARY USES OF THE EEZ BY NON-COASTAL STATES
The rights of the coastal State as a limitation to third States’ military activities in the EEZ
  • Ioannis PREZAS, Assistant Professor, Paris 1 University
The respect of other State’s rights as a limitation to the military uses of the EEZ by third States
  • Geneviève BURDEAU, Emeritus Professor, Paris 1 University
  • Discussant : Pierre BOUSSAROQUE, Deputy Director of Legal Affairs, French Ministry for Foreign Affairs
15h30-15h45: Coffee break
15h45-17h15
PANEL 4 – THE LIMITATIONS OF MILITARY USES OF THE EEZ BY NON-COASTAL STATES : OTHER THAN “DUE REGARD” OBLIGATIONS IN THE UNCLOS
The limitations of the use of the EEZ by third States resulting from the law on the use of force and CBRN weapons
  • Charlotte BEAUCILLON, Assistant Professor, Paris 1 University
The limits of military activities by third States in the EEZ resulting from environmental law
  • Pascale RICARD, Ph.D., Paris 1 University
  • Discussant : Benjamin HAUTECOUVERTURE, Senior Research Fellow, Foundation for Strategic Research
17h55-17h45   CONCLUSIONS
  • Jean-Marc SOREL, Professor, Paris 1 University
18h-19h30: Cocktail for registered participants

Information and registration

IREDIES – Institut de recherche en droit international et européen
de la Sorbonne
Post-mail : Université Paris 1 (IREDIES – bureau 302A)
12, place du Panthéon – 75005 PARIS
Tel.: + 33 (0)1.44.07.78.37 / 78.06 / 77.66
E-mail : iredies@univ-paris1.fr
Website : http://iredies.univ-paris1.fr

Compulsory registration before Friday 26th January 2018 :
https://www.univ-paris1.fr/unites-de-recherche/iredies/inscription/inscription-the-impact-of-due-regard-29012018/

Places

  • Salle 1 - 12 place du Panthéon
    Paris, France (75)

Date(s)

  • Monday, January 29, 2018

Keywords

  • droit de la mer, zone économique exclusive, pratique internationale mer de Chine (Philippines c. Chine), droits de la CNUDM, activités militaires des États non côtiers

Contact(s)

  • Iredies IREDIES
    courriel : iredies [at] univ-paris1 [dot] fr

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Iredies IREDIES
    courriel : iredies [at] univ-paris1 [dot] fr

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« Pacific and military uses of the exclusive economic zone », Study days, Calenda, Published on Thursday, January 04, 2018, https://calenda.org/427996

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