On Wednesday 30 November 2021, GCILS Member Dr Joanna Dingwall participated in a distinguished panel to discuss new technologies and environmental crises in law of the sea with judges from the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), Judge Roman Kolodkin and Judge Maurice Kengne Kamga, plus Professors Natalie Klein, Hyun Jung Kim and Seokoo Lee.

As part of the session on “New Technologies and the Law of the Sea”, Dr Dingwall delivered a presentation on the regulation of deep seabed mining and the environmental tensions therein.

This panel opened the Sixth International Conference on the Law of the Sea in Incheon, South Korea, which was hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea and co-organised by the Korean Society of International Law and ITLOS. The International Conference on the Law of the Sea has served as a venue for the judiciary and academia to share their insights on ways to develop the law of the sea since 2016. This year, the conference addressed the challenges that have recently emerged in ocean governance, the manner in which the law of the sea has evolved in the course of addressing such challenges since the conclusion of UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), and whether such evolution reflects how the law of the sea should be shaped to ensure a healthy and resilient ocean for our future generation.


For more details of this conference or to watch videos of the event, please visit the conference website, linked here.