Event

Essex Public International Law Lecture: The regime of international straits - freedoms, rights and obligations at stake

  • Mon 17 May 21

    18:00 - 19:00

  • Online

    Zoom

  • Event speaker

    Judge Ida Caracciolo

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    Public International Law Lecture

  • Event organiser

    Law, School of

Please join us for the latest instalment of the Essex Public International Law Lecture Series.


The Essex Public International Law Lecture Series welcomes you to the latest instalment presented by Judge Ida Caracciolo and chaired by Dr Meagan Wong from the School of Law at the University of Essex.

About the lecture 

International straits have always been important and strategic shipping routes for sea communication and world trade. Therefore, they received special attention by the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea which tries to balance the different and opposing interests that are centred around straits: those of States using the straits and those of coastal States of the straits. The point of equilibrium has been reached with the introduction of the new regime of the transit passage in addition to the pre-existing regime of innocent passage and through an articulated set of rights and obligations of coastal States bordering the straits whose interpretation pose a continuous challenge to scholars and practitioners.

About the speaker

Ida Caracciolo: Judge of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, Full Professor of International Law and President of the MA Course in “International Relations and Organizations”, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, Alternate Arbitrator in the Court of Conciliation and Arbitration of the OECD, member of the Italian Branch of ILA, the European Society of International Law, the Italian Society of International Law, the Italian Society for International Organization.

About the Essex Public International Law Lecture Series

The Essex Public International Law lecture series is founded, hosted and co-chaired by Dr Meagan Wong and Dr Emily Jones based in the School of Law. This is a weekly lecture series featuring judges of international courts and tribunals, leading academics, and practitioners of international law from governmental service, international organizations, and private practice from across the globe. The series prides itself on building on two important intellectual traditions of international law: formalism and international legal practice, and international legal theory including postcolonial and feminist perspectives. 

We welcome all students, academics, practitioners and legal advisors to join us. 

How to register

You can register here for the event which will be held on zoom.

For further information

Please contact Dr Meagan Wong, meagan.wong@essex.ac.uk and Dr Emily Jones, e.jones@essex.ac.uk.

Co-convenors 

Dr Emily Jones

School of Law, University of Essex

Dr Emily Jones is an international lawyer whose interdisciplinary work combines theory and practice. Her work cuts across: gender and international law; international environmental law; science, technology and international law; posthuman legal theory; gender and conflict; and political economy, imperialism and international law. Within these areas her current work focuses on the rights of nature, military technologies (including autonomous weapons systems and human enhancement technologies) and the regulation of deep-sea mining and of greenhouse gas removal technologies. Emily’s work has been published in journals such as the Australian Feminist Law Journal, London Review of International Law, Radical Philosophy, Feminist Legal Studies and Feminist Review.

Dr Meagan Wong

School of Law, University of Essex

Dr Meagan Wong is a Lecturer in Law at the School of Law, University of Essex, where she is the Director of the LLM in International Law degree. She is a generalist public international lawyer and has advised States on a broad set of issues of international law, including the law of treaties, jurisdiction, international institutional law, and the relationship between international law and domestic law. She has published on canonical aspects of generalist public international law and is the author of a forthcoming monograph with Cambridge University Press, titled ‘Responsibility of States and Individuals: Aggression at the International Criminal Court.

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