Global Environment & Society Academy

Dr James Harrison runs training session at International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLO)

Dr James Harrison recently visited Hamburg to run a two-day training session at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), an international court established by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

The session was delivered as part of the ITLOS-Nippon Foundation Training Programme on Dispute Settlement and the Law of the Sea, which is designed to provide an opportunity for lawyers and other government officials from developing countries to deepen their knowledge and understanding of law of the sea issues.

This year, the programme is being attended by participants from Mexico, Congo, Madagascar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Albania and Ukraine.

The session run by Dr Harrison focused on climate change and the law of the sea. Dr Harrison gave a lecture on the impact of climate change on the oceans and the legal responses to this problem, then facilitating a number of practical legal problem-solving exercises with participants.