The Dynamics of Disputes over Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing: Regime Convergence and Lex Ferenda

Thursday, 28 November 2019 & Friday, 29 November 2019

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.

In cooperation with the University of Geneva

A detailed programme will follow in due course.

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

This conference is free of charge.

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