Max Planck Lecture Series

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 16:00

“Book Launch: United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: A Commentary (Beck/Hart/Nomos, 2017)”

Two weeks before its international conference “A Bridge over Troubled Waters”, the MPI Luxembourg is delighted to give the floor to Prof. Alexander Proelß (University of Trier) to present his new book titled United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: A Commentary (Beck/Hart/Nomos, 2017).

The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) entered into force in 1994 and has since been ratified by about 160 states, including all the Member States of the EU and the EU itself. The Convention defines the rights and duties of national states with regard to the use of the seas. UNCLOS consolidates customary international law and various Conventions previously adopted by the international community. This Treaty is often referred to as 'the constitution for the seas'. Prof. Proelß’ Commentary focuses particularly on the interaction between UNCLOS and the European legal order, for example in the field of the prevention or the reduction of environmental pollution and the fair distribution of natural resources.

Lecturer:
Prof. Alexander Proelß (University of Trier)

Alexander Proelß is Professor for public international law and European Union law. He is the Director of the Institute of Environmental Law and of the Institute for Legal Policy at Trier University. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Centre for European Studies of that University. International and European environmental law as well as the international law of the sea constitute the focal points of his research. Alexander Proelss is a member of several national and international research consortia. He has advised State agencies and other stakeholder on many occasions and has taught courses on public international law, European law, constitutional law and domestic environmental law on a regular basis both within Germany and abroad.

Interviewer:
Prof. Alina Miron (University of Angers)

Alina Miron is Professor of International Law and co-director of the Master of International and European Law at the University of Angers (France). She has also been Counsel and Advocate for States in a number of cases before the ICJ, ITLOS and arbitral tribunals. Her current themes of interest relate to the law of the sea, to proceedings before international courts and to the law of international organizations.

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

If you are interested in participating in this lecture, please contact: Sabrina Logrillo: (+352) 26 94 88 - 926, events@mpi.lu