Announcements: CfP for EJIL Symposium – International Commissions of Inquiry; Free BIICL Event – Obligations of States in Undelimited Maritime Areas

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Call for Papers for a Symposium for the European Journal of International Law: International Commissions of Inquiry: What Difference Do They Make? The proliferation of inquiry bodies in international affairs is a marked phenomenon of the post-Cold War period. Scholarly attention has largely focused on the procedures and methodologies adopted by such bodies, in addition to their findings of fact and conclusions of law. Comparatively little systematic attention has been devoted to the impact of international commissions of inquiry on the specific disputes, incidents or situations that they are created to address. This symposium sets out to consider what difference various commissions of inquiry have made on the circumstances that provided the impetus for their creation. For the full call for papers, see here.

BIICL Event on ‘Obligations of States in Undelimited Maritime Areas’.  On Friday 22 July, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) will hold a free to attend event titled: ‘Obligations of States in Undelimited Maritime Areas’. Consisting of two panels featuring experts in Law of the Sea and members of the BIICL research project on the obligations of States in undelimited maritime areas, this event will analyse and discuss the obligations of States in regard to undelimited areas pending agreement on maritime boundary delimitation. In particular, the event will focus on the obligations of States under Articles 74(3) and 83(3) of UNCLOS to refrain from activities that could jeopardise or hamper the reaching of a final agreement on maritime delimitation. The event will be of interest to international law practitioners, government officials, offshore oil and gas industry specialists and academics. Copies of the BIICL publication “Report on the Obligations of States under Articles 74(3) and 83(3) of UNCLOS in respect of Undelimited Maritime Areas” will be distributed at the event. For more information, see here  or the event flyer.

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