Expertengespräch

8th Ocean Dialogue

40th Anniversary of UNCLOS: Promoting Maritime Cooperation in Southeast Asia

Ocean Dialogue is one of the flagship cooperation programs between Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Vietnam and Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV). Each Ocean Dialogue goes into a carefully set out topic. Since 2017, seven dialogues have been organized with a wide range of topics such as Ocean Governance in the South China Sea, fisheries cooperation, plastic waste management, etc…and received many positive responses from international and national scholars, researchers in relevant fields. The series of Ocean Dialogue intends to raise the importance of the maritime/sea/ocean by building up the knowledge and looking at it from different angles. Maritime issues are of great importance to the countries around the South China Sea, which affect their economic, political, environmental and security context. Not only regionally is this topic of relevance, it is of equal importance to the global community.

Details

On the occasion of 40th anniversary of United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS 1982-2022), KAS cooperates with DAV to organize the 8th Ocean Dialogue on topic “Promoting Maritime Cooperation in South East Asia”.

The full-day dialogue will discuss on 4 main topics:

  • UNCLOS and the South East Asia region: under-researched topics

This session aims to explore several under-researched maritime and legal issues related to the implementation of UNCLOS in the South East Asia region.

  • Obligation to co-operate between states bordering semi-enclosed sea: Legal analysis, State practice and the way forward

In this session, speakers will discuss how the obligation under Art.123 UNCLOS has been interpreted in case law and publications, as well as best practices in other regions.

  • Emission reduction from shipping and net-zero shipping

Especially here the focus is to provides an overview of the negotiations at the IMO for the reduction of emissions from international shipping and the net-zero shipping initiative by the UK.

  • Conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction

During this session the participants get an update on the ongoing progress of developing an international legally binding instrument under UNCLOS on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction, including the proposed focus of the instrument and its key elements.

A lively debate between experts from different types of institutes and of different countries allows researching the selected topics thoroughly.

Programm

08.00 - 08.30 Registration

08.30 – 08.45 Welcoming remark

Deputy Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Vietnam 

08.45 – 09.00 Keynote Speech

Keynote Speech

em. Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Rüdiger Wolfrum     

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Germany

09.00 – 09.45 Session 1: UNCLOS and the South East Asia region: under-researched topics

This session aims to explore several under-researched maritime and legal issues related to the implementation of UNCLOS in the South East Asia region, including: (i) the right of access of land-locked states and freedom of transit are provided under Part X of the Convention; (ii) How the fact of not being a party to UNCLOS may affect the rights and obligations of coastal states in maritime delimitation and marine cooperation?; (iii) A comprehensive overview of how the SEA countries are implementing the Port State Measures Agreement.

Moderator: Dr. Pham Lan Dung, Acting President, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam

Speakers:

-  Amb. Mai Sayavongs, Laos

-  Ms. Pich Charadinem, Cambodia

-  Prof. Kentaro Nishimoto, Japan

09.45 – 10.30 Q&A

10.45 – 11.30 Session 2: Emission reduction from shipping and net-zero shipping

This session aims to provides an overview of the negotiations at the IMO for the reduction of emissions from international shipping and the net-zero shipping initiative by the UK. Speakers will recommend policies for regional countries towards a direction more consistent with the 2015 Paris Agreement.

Moderator: Prof. Stuart Kaye,  Australia

Speakers:

- Prof. Mikis Tsimplis,  The City University of Hong Kong

- Mr Egbert Adolf, Malaysia

- Prof. Robert C. Beckman,  Japan

11.30 – 12.15 Q&A

13.45 – 14.30 Session3: Obligation to co-operate between states bordering semi-enclosed sea (1): Legal analysis, State practices and the way forward

Article 123 of UNCLOS provides that states bordering semi-enclosed seas should co-operate with each other in the exercise of their rights and in the performance of their duties under this Convention. In this session, speakers will discuss how the obligation under Art.123 UNCLOS has been interpreted in case law and publications, as well as best practices in other regions. Furthermore, the session will discuss how to enhance cooperation between Southeast Asia countries in (i) maritime scientific research; (ii) exploration and exploitation of the living resources of the sea; and (iii) inviting other interested States or international organizations to cooperate in implementing the obligation under Article 123 of UNCLOS

Moderator: Prof. Jacqueline Joyce F. Espenilla, Philippines

Speakers:

- Prof. Stuart Kaye,  Australia

- Dr. Achmad Gusman Catur Siswandi,  Indonesia

- Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thi Lan Anh,  Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam

14.30 – 15.15 Q&A

15.30 – 16.15 Session 4: Conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction

This session will provide an update on the ongoing negotiation progress of developing an international legally binding instrument under the UNCLOS on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction. This session will also explore the potential future cooperation in Southeast Asia and beyond on these matters.

Moderator: Dr. Achmad Gusman Catur Siswandi,  Indonesia

Speakers:

- Prof. Jacqueline Joyce F. Espenilla, Philippines

- Ms. Charlotte Salpin,  UN-DOALOS

- Dr. Nong Hong,  China

16.15 – 17.00 Q&A

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Kontakt

Vu Thi Thu Phuong

Phuong

Projektmanagerin

Phuong.Vu@kas.de +84 24 3 7186194 /17 +84 24 37186197

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