From November 11th – 12th, the Diplomacy Academy of Vietnam and the Vietnam Lawyers’ Association organized the Fifith South China Sea Workshop: Cooperation for Regional Security and Development.
Below are the videos of sessions with topics on legal aspects of the South China Sea disputes.
Session 4: International law, UNCLOS and the South China Sea
+ Prof. Clive Symmons, School of Law, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
Paper: Rights and Jurisdiction over Resources and Obligations of Coastal States: Validity of Historic Rights Claims
+ Prof. Pierre-Marie Dupuy, Professor of Public International Law at the University of Paris and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva
Paper: Legal Analysis of China’s Historic Rights Claim in the South China Sea as combined with the Nine-Dash Line
+ Prof. Robert Beckman, Director of Center of International Law, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Paper: Disputed Areas in the South China Sea
+ Prof. Donald R. Rothwell, Professor of International Law, and Head of School at the ANU College of Law, Australian National University
Paper: Maritime Regulation and Enforcement: Law of the Sea Dimensions in the South China Sea
+ Dr. Nguyen Dang Thang, Vietnam Lawyers’ Association
Paper: Joint Development in the South China Sea: Selected Issues
Session 5: Recent legal developments and the South China Sea
+ Prof. Clive Schofield, Director of Research, Australia National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong
Prof. Ian Townsend-Gault, Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia, Canada
Paper: Graduations between Land and Sea: Recent Developments and Emerging Clarity?
+ Prof. Erik Franckx, Research Professor, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Law and Criminology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Paper: The Interaction Between the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) and Dispute Settlement Bodies in the Delineation and Delimitation of the Extended Continental Shelf: New Tendencies
+ Dr. Jay Batongbacal, Director of the Institute for Maritime Affairs & Law of the Sea, University of the Philippines, Philippines
Paper: Extended continental shelf in the South China Sea: Delimitation Prospects and Challenges
+ Ms. Pham Lan Dung, Dean of International Law Faculty, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, Viet Nam
Ms. Nguyen Ngoc Lan, Faculty of International Law, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, Viet Nam
Paper: Some Legal Aspects Of The Philippines — China Arbitration Under Annex VII UNCLOS
Session 6: International and regional experiences in dealing with maritime disputes
+ Dr. Hiran W. Jayewardene, Secretary General, Indian Ocean Marine Affairs Co-operation (IOMAC) Secretariat
Paper: Experience on applying UNCLOS and Delimitation: Maritime Boundaries in the Bay Of Bengal
+ Prof. Dustin Kuan-Hsiung Wang, Director, Graduate Institute of Political Science, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Paper: Dispute Settlement through Joint Cooperation: A Review on the Regional Experience in Solving Maritime Disputes
+ Prof. Seokwoo Lee, Director of the Inha International Ocean Law Centre at Inha University, Korea
Paper: Experience on Resolution — South Korea’s Bilateral Agreements with Japan and China
+ Assoc. Prof. Ramses Amer, Associated Fellow, Institute for Security and Development Studies (ISDP), Sweden
Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Hong Thao, Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam
Paper: Conflict Resolution in the South China Sea — An overview of Progress Made and of Remaining Challenges
Session 7: Review of DOC and its implementation
+ Dr. Nong Hong, Associate Research Professor & Director, Research Center for Oceans Law and Policy, National Institute for South China Sea Studies, China
Presented by Dr. Li Xue, Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China.
Paper: From DoC to CoC: China’s Evolving Approach to the South China Sea Dispute Management
+ Capt. Martin A. Sebastian, Fellow and Centre Head Centre for Maritime Security and Diplomacy, Maritime Institute of Malaysia, Malaysia
Paper: Malaysia’s Perspectives on the DOC and its Implementation
+ Mr. Termsak Chalermpalanupap, Visiting Research Fellow at the ASEAN Studies Centre of ISEAS in Singapore
Paper: Review of the DOC and Prospects of a COC: An ASEAN’s Perspective
+ Prof. Stein Tonnesson, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Norway
Paper: The 2002 Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea: Why has it not brought more peace and co-operation?
+ Dr. Vu Hai Dang, Institute for East Sea Studies, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, Viet Nam
Paper: Establishing a Marine Peace Park in the Spratlys: An Option Based on the Application of National Laws
Session 8: Managing the tension and the future of the South China Sea
+ Mr. Zoilo A. Velasco, Director of Research Division, West Philippine Sea Center (WPSC); concurrent Special Assistant to the Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of the Philippines
Paper: Confident Building Measures and Tension De-escalation
+ Ms. Li Jian Wei, Director of Research Center for Maritime Economy National Institute for South China Sea Studies, China
Paper: Managing Tension in the South China Sea: Comparing the China – Vietnam and the China – Philippines Approaches
+ Dr. Tran Truong Thuy, Assistant to the President of Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam & Director of Foundation for East Sea Studies, Viet Nam
Paper: Code of Conduct: Possible Content, Who Participates, How to Conclude?
+ Dr. Ian Storey, Editor, Contemporary Southeast Asia; Senior Fellow, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore
Paper: Beyond Territorial and Maritime Boundary Disputes: The South China Sea as a Centre of Global Rivalry or a Platform for Prosperity?
For other sessions of the conference, visit http://southchinaseastudies.org/en/conferences-and-seminars-/fifith-international-workshop-november-2013/952-video-the-fifth-south-china-sea-workshop