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This webinar has now taken place. The recording may be accessed here.


Landmark Chambers is sponsoring and providing speakers for the British Institute of International and Comparative Law‘s webinar series on rising sea levels.

At its seventieth session (2018), the International Law Commission (ILC) decided to include the topic ‘Sea level rise in relation to international law’ in its long-term programme of work. It established an open-ended Study Group on the topic, co-chaired on a rotating basis by Mr.Bogdan Aurescu, Mr. Yacouba Cissé, Ms. Patrícia Galvão Teles, Ms. Nilüfer Oral and Mr. Juan José Ruda Santolaria. In a joint oral report of the Co-Chairs of the Study Group (Chapter X and Chapter XI, sect. B)., the Study Group announced that it was expected to work on three subtopics namely: a) issues related to the law of the sea, under the co-chairpersonship of Mr. Bogdan Aurescu and Ms. Nilüfer Oral; b) issues related to statehood, and c) issues related to the protection of persons affected by sea-level rise, under the co-chairpersonship of Ms. Patrícia Galvão Teles and Mr. Juan José Ruda Santolaria.

Chair: Sir Michael Wood, Twenty Essex, Member of the ILC.
Speakers: Professor Patrícia Galvao Teles, Autonomous University of Lisbon, Member of the ILC, Professor Dr Davor Vidas, The Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Chair of ILA Committee on International Law and Sea-Level Rise, and Aylin Yildiz, World Trade Institute.

**Participation is free of charge however, you must be a registered BIICL member to access this event; you will need to be logged in to your BIICL account to book your place. Please note that participants will receive the joining instructions by email prior to the webinar. If you have any queries regarding this event please email webinars@landmarkchambers.co.uk.**



Wednesday 3rd March 2021


09:00 - 10:30




Pricing and registration costs can be found on the BIICL website.




Key questions to be considered:

• What are key issues posed by sea level rise under international law?
• What is the role of the ILC on these issues?
• What work has been done so far?
• What future institutional and legal changes may be needed?
• What scope might exist for civil society, researchers and others to contribute to the work of the ILC on these issues?

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