Conference on Oceans Law & Policy "Peaceful Maritime Engagement in East Asia and the Pacific Region"

Rainbow Bridge in Minato, Tokyo, Japan.

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Event Information

Monday, May 10-12, 2021
8:00 a.m.
Virtual

Stockton Center for International Law

This event is open to the general public, pre-registration will be required. More information coming soon.

Our 44th Annual Conference on Oceans Law & Policy is co-organized with The Japan Institute of International Affairs, World Maritime University--Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute at the World Maritime University and the Nippon Foundation.

This conference scheduled in Tokyo will now be held via Zoom rather than in person and will be held on 10-12 May 2021. COLP Tokyo is scheduled to take place in the evening in Tokyo, the morning in the United States, and the afternoon in Europe. Further details will soon be forthcoming.

Beginning this year, The Stockton Center for International Law at the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) has assumed primary co-sponsorship from the Center for Oceans Law & Policy, University of Virginia School of Law. Panels at this year's conference include:

  • Baselines and Archipelagic States
  • Navigation Rights/Law Enforcement
  • Arctic Shipping
  • Issues Arising Out of Climate Change
  • East China Sea Maritime Boundaries
  • Preservation of the Marine Environment
  • Maritime Security & Small Island States
For more information on speakers and panel topics, please see our draft program under 'Downloads for this event'.

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