Lunch seminar on Port State Jurisdiction

On Tuesday 12 December 2017 at 12h00, Nelson F. Coelho (Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea, Utrecht University) will be sharing some key findings from his ongoing PhD research on port state jurisdiction. The presentation will focus upon the principle of functionality as a ground for states to unilaterally prescribe and enforce rules and standards on ship-source pollution. This will involve a critique to territoriality as the dominant justification to explain what states may or may not do when resorting to their port state powers. The discussion will hence revolve around the opportunities for, and limits to, unilateral jurisdiction within the law of the sea and in public international law more broadly.

All interested are welcome to attend. Registration is not necessary.