The Dynamics of Disputes over Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing


The Dynamics of Disputes over Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing



The multidimensional consequences of Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing reflect a diverse range of legal regimes and jurisdictional challenges. The Conference will bring together internationally renowned experts to evaluate the progress made thus far in addressing IUU Fishing from these different perspectives, and to discuss the potential for future developments. By focusing on the prevention and resolution of disputes relating to IUU Fishing, the Conference aims to raise holistic considerations that may serve as the basis for constructive approaches to this phenomenon. The Conference begins with an assessment of the legal scope of IUU Fishing disputes, and concludes with proposals for improving the management of these disputes in light of the dispute settlement frameworks discussed over the course of two days: institutions for global and regional cooperation, international courts and tribunals, and domestic jurisdictions. The panels will address the most controversial and salient aspects of these frameworks for addressing IUU Fishing disputes. Participants in the Conference will include academics, practitioners, jurists, representatives of international organizations, and government officials from Luxembourg, Europe, and around the world.




Thursday, 28 November 2019


13:30 : Registration & Welcome Coffee

14:00 : Welcome Address
Prof. Hélène Ruiz-Fabri, MPI Luxembourg for Procedural Law
Prof. Makane Moïse Mbengue, University of Geneva


14:15 : Panel 1 - The Multidimensional Implications of IUU Fishing Disputes

Prof. Bernard H. Oxman, University of Miami
Prof. Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Queen Mary University of London
Dr Mercedes Rosello, NLA International
Prof. Yoshifumi Tanaka, University of Copenhagen
Prof. Christina Voigt, University of Oslo

Moderator : Prof. Alan Boyle, University of Edinburgh

15:45 : Q & A Session

16:00 : Coffee Break


16:15 : Panel 2 - Negotiation and Dispute Prevention in Global Cooperative Institutions

Prof. Cymie Payne, Rutgers University
Dr Barbara Hutniczak, International Pacific Halibut Commission
Dr Claire Delpeuch, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Ms Lucía Solano Ramírez, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Colombia
Ms Jessica Battle, World Wildlife Fund

Moderator : Prof. Hélène Ruiz Fabri, MPI Luxembourg for Procedural Law

17:45 : Q & A Session

18:00 : Reception


Friday, 29 November 2019


9:00 : Panel 3 - Localization versus Fragmentation in Regional Dispute Settlement Frameworks

Prof. Ruth Mackenzie, University of Westminster
Amb. Namira Negm, African Union Commission
Mr Milton Haughton, Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism
Mr Frank Meere, Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna

Moderator : Prof. Alfred Soons, Utrecht University

10:30 : Q & A Session

10:45 : Coffee Break


11:00 : Panel 4 - Contentious and Advisory Roles of International Courts and Tribunals

Judge Tomas Heidar, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
Judge Julia Sebutinde, International Court of Justice
Ms Clarisse Morgan, World Trade Organization
Mr Marco Benatar, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea

Moderator : Prof. Makane Moïse Mbengue, University of Geneva

12:30 : Q & A Session


12:45 : Lunch


14:00 : Panel 5 - Challenges for the Jurisdiction and Effectiveness of Domestic Judiciaries

Prof. Alina Miron, University of Angers
Mr Kelve Nobre de Carvalho, Attorney General of São Tomé and Príncipe
Ms Eve de Coning, Ministry of Trade, Industry & Fisheries, Norway
Mr Marcus Asner, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

Moderator : Professor Ronán Long, WMU-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute of the World Maritime University

15:30 : Q & A Session

15:45 : Coffee Break


16:00 : Panel 6 - Future Currents in the Management of IUU Fishing Disputes

Dr Solène Guggisberg, Utrecht University
Dr Florian Grisel, King's College London
Dr Eric Molenaar, Utrecht University
Dr Brian McGarry, Leiden University

Moderator : Prof. Ellen Hey, Erasmus University Rotterdam

17:30 : Q & A Session

17:45 : Concluding Remarks
Dr Nilüfer Oral, Istanbul Bilgi University; International Law Commission



Contact person : Sabrina Logrillo • Phone : (+352) 26 94 88 – 926
This conference is free of charge - If you would like to participate please send an email to : Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

Organisé par le Max Planck Institute, Luxembourg, et l'Université de Genève

Max Planck Institute Luxembourg
Conference room, 4th floor
4, rue Alphonse Weicker
L-2721 Luxembourg

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