“A Bridge Over Troubled Waters: Dispute Resolution in the Law of
International Watercourses and the Law of the Sea”

Monday, 25 September – Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Poster Sessions

David Devlaeminck is a PhD Candidate at the School of Law, Xiamen University where he is researching the function and role of reciprocity in the law of international watercourses. Prior to his PhD, David completed his Masters of Philosophy at McMaster University, Canada as well as the interdisciplinary Water Without Borders programme at UNU-INWEH, Canada. His research interests are interdisciplinary, including international law, conflict and cooperation, water security, human rights, humanitarian intervention and ethics.

Elaine Kellman is a PhD candidate at King’s College London (KCL), supervised by Dr. Federico Ortino. She is the module leader for the LLM in World Trade Law at KCL in 2017-2018, was a visiting lecturer in Public International Law at KCL in 2015-2016 and has been a fractional teaching fellow in International Law at the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS since 2015. Elaine is currently an Assistant Legal Advisor for the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Dmytro Koval received his PhD in 2014 from the National University “Odessa Law Academy”. His PhD thesis was titled “International Law Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict”. Since 2013 he has been studying the influence of international criminal courts on post-conflict societies’ collective memory at the Polish Academy of Science. Dmytro participated in the preparation of numerous expert reports for a human rights organization on cultural property protection, and international humanitarian and criminal law implementation in Ukraine.

Dr Vladyslav Lanovoy is an Associate Legal Officer at the International Court of Justice. He has previously worked in private practice and at the Permanent Court of Arbitration. He has also consulted for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the UN Environment Programme. He holds a PhD from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva and is the author of Complicity and its Limits in the Law of International Responsibility (Hart 2016).

Millicent McCreath is a Research Associate with the Oceans Law and Policy Programme of the Centre for International Law (CIL) at the National University of Singapore. She has an LLM (Law of the Sea) from the University of Tromsø, Norway, and a LLB (Hons)/BA (Environmental Studies) from UNSW in Sydney, Australia. Millicent is admitted as a solicitor in New South Wales, Australia, and prior to joining CIL was clerk to Justice Pain of the Land and Environment Court in Sydney.

Lan N. Nguyen recently joined Utrecht University as a lecturer in Public International Law and an Associate Researcher of the Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea. She holds a BA in International Relations from the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, an LLM (Honours) from the University of Cambridge, and is completing her PhD in the Law of the Sea also at the University of Cambridge. Her research interests include public international law, law of the sea and international dispute settlement.

Nick Renzler is an associate in Foley Hoag LLP’s International Litigation and Arbitration Department, in Washington, DC. His practice focuses on State-State and investor-State disputes in front of the world's principal dispute resolution bodies, with a particular focus on environmental and public policy issues. He has served as counsel in a number of international disputes involving environmental issues, including Philippines v. China and Ecuador v. Colombia. He earned a JD cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2012.

Valentin J. Schatz is a PhD candidate specializing in public international law at the University of Trier. He currently holds the position of research associate at the chair of his supervisor Professor Alexander Proelß. In his research, he focuses on the international law of marine living resources, maritime law enforcement and international dispute settlement.

Dr Balraj K. Sidhu is a faculty member of the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. She is engaged in teaching, research and capacity building in the fields of International Law, International Environmental Law, International Dispute Settlement and International Criminal Law, as well as Information Technology and Law. She has extensively contributed research papers in journals of international repute on issues concerning international environmental dispute settlement, international environmental institutions, transboundary water resources governance, polar regions, natural resource management and hybrid criminal tribunals.

Otto Spijkers is Lecturer of Public International Law at Utrecht University, and researcher at the Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea and the Utrecht Centre for Water, Oceans and Sustainability Law. He was a visiting lecturer inter alia at Xiamen University’s China International Water Law Programme and the China Institute for Boundary and Ocean Studies of Wuhan University. Previously, he was a PhD candidate and lecturer at the University of Leiden.