Bernard H. Oxman who directs Miami Law’s newly named Maritime Law LL.M. Program, is a globally recognized expert on international law. He represented the United States in the negotiation of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, served as Co-Editor in Chief of the American Journal of International Law, and is the only American to serve as judge ad hoc of both the International Court of Justice and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. He recently served as counsel to the Philippines in the South China Sea arbitration.
THE SOUTH CHINA SEA ARBITRATION
In January 2013 the Philippines submitted to arbitration its dispute with China regarding the interpretation and application of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea in the South China Sea. In July 2016 the arbitral tribunal rendered its unanimous, legally binding award that China’s claim of historic rights in the maritime areas of the South China Sea encompassed by China’s “nine-dash line” is contrary to the Convention, that none of the features comprising the Spratly Islands generates entitlement to a 200-mile exclusive economic zone or continental shelf, and that China’s island-building activities and failure to control its vessels’ fishing practices contravened the Convention’s environmental provisions.
WHERE: UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI MILLER SCHOOL OF LAW
WHEN: TUES, OCT 18, 6:30 P.M.