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President Rüdiger Wolfrum

President Rüdiger Wolfrum
International Tribunal
for the Law of the Sea

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Law of the Sea
Professor Wolfrum has held three lectures about legitimacy of public international law, security at sea and the protection of the marine environment respectively.

While elaborating on the relevant international law norms (the two latter ones particularly on the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea) all three lectures touch upon the philosophical, political and scientific background of the relevant international norms.

Marine Environment
Environmental Law:
Preservation of the Marine Environment

Original Lecture
English  (1 hour 8 minutes)

Lecture with simultaneous interpretation
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Security
Security at Sea

Video    (50 minutes)
Law of the Sea
Marine Environment
Environmental Law: Preservation of the Marine Environment
A. Legal Instruments
International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling, Washington, 2 December 1946, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 161, p. 72.

International Convention relating to Intervention on the High Seas in Cases of Oil Pollution Casualties, Brussels, 29 November 1969, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 970, p. 211.

International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage, Brussels, 29 November 1969, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 973, p. 3.

Convention on Wetlands of International Importance Especially as Waterfowl Habitat, Ramsar, 2 February 1971, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 996, p. 245.

International Convention on the Establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage, Brussels, 18 December 1971, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1110, p. 57.

Convention for the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping from Ships and Aircraft, Oslo, 15 February 1972, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 932, p. 4.

Convention for the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matters, London, 13 November 1972, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1046, p. 138.

International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, London, 2 November 1973, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1340, p. 184.

Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area, Helsinki, 22 March 1974, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1507, p. 167.

Convention for the Prevention of Marine Pollution from Land-Based Sources, Paris, 4 June 1974, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1546, p. 119.

Protocol of 1978 Relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, London, 17 February 1978, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1340, p. 61.

Convention on Future Multilateral Cooperation in the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries, Ottawa, 24 October 1978, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1135, p. 369.

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

Agreement for Cooperation in Dealing with Pollution of the North Sea by Oil and Other Harmful Substances, Bonn, 13 September 1983.

Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, Basel, 22 March 1989, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1673, p. 57.

International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-Operation, 1990, London, 30 November 1990.

Convention on Biological Diversity, Rio de Janeiro, 5 June 1992, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1760, p. 79.

Protocol of 1992 to amend the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage, 1969, London, 27 November 1992, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1956, p. 285.

Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 Relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks, New York, 4 August 1995, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2167, p. 3.

Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 Relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, London, 25 September 1997, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2057, p. 58.
B. Jurisprudence
Arbitral Tribunal, Canada-France Arbitration on the Dispute Concerning Filleting within the Gulf of St. Lawrence (“La Bretagne Arbitration”), Award of 17 July 1986, ILR, vol. 82, p. 591.
C. Documents
Food and Agriculture Organization, Kyoto Declaration on Aquaculture, Kyoto, 2 June 1976.

Agenda 21, United Nations Conference on Environment & Development, Rio de Janeiro, 3-14 June 1992.

Declaration of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, Stockholm, 16 June 1972.

Food and Agriculture Organization, Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries, Rome, 31 October 1995.

United National Environmental Programme, Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities, Washington, 3 November 1995, UNEP(OCA)/LBA/IG.2/7.

Security
Security at Sea
A. Legal Instruments
Charter of the United Nations and Statute of the International Court of Justice, San Francisco, 26 June 1945.

Convention on the High Seas, Geneva, 29 April 1958, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 450, p. 11.

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

Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation, Rome, 10 March 1988, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1678, p. 221.

Protocol to the Convention of 10 March 1988 for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Fixed Platforms Located on the Continental Shelf, Rome, 10 March 1988, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1678, p. 201.

International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism, New York, 9 December 1999, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2178, p. 197.

Protocol of 2005 to the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation, London, 14 October 2005.

B. Documents