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Ambassador Tommy Koh

Mr. Tommy Koh
Ambassador-at-Large
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore

Biography Biography in PDF

Law of the Sea
International Straits
Straits Used for International Navigation
Video | Audio
(29 minutes)

Recording facilities courtesy of the
National University of Singapore




United Nations Convention on
the Law of the Sea
The Art and Science of
Chairing Major Inter-governmental Conferences
In this lecture, Ambassador Koh provides an insight into the art and science of chairing major inter-governmental conferences. He provides ten valuable lessons that he had learnt chairing various major conferences.

Video  (19 minutes)


The Negotiating Process of UNCLOS III
In this lecture, Ambassador Koh provides a historical perspective on the negotiating process of the third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea, in which he served as the chairperson during the final two years.


Video  (24 minutes)

   
Law of the Sea
International Straits

Straits Used for International Navigation

A. Legal Instruments

Convention on the Territorial Sean and the Contiguous Zone, Geneva, 29 April 1958, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 516, p. 206.

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, Montego Bay, 10 December 1982, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1833, p. 3.

Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, London, 20 November 1972, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1050, p. 18.


B. Documents

Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea, Official Records, vols. I-XVII.

Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea, Official Records, vol. III: Documents of the Conference (A/CONF.62/29, 1974).

Official website of the IMO Cooperative Mechanism on Safety of Navigation and Environment Protection in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore.


United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

The Art and Science of Chairing Major Inter-governmental Conferences

Outline of Lecture PDF document ( 28 KB)


The Negotiating Process of UNCLOS III

Outline of Lecture PDF document ( 28 KB)
Legal Instruments
United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, Montego Bay, 10 December 1982, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1833, p.3.