You are invited to the lecture titled "Unpacking the South China Sea Arbitration" held by Joanna Mossop. The talk is sponsored by the ILA and NZIIA and chaired by Caroline Foster (Faculty of Law).
Joanna Mossop will discuss the legal findings in the historic South China Sea Case between the Philippines and China. She will explore the impact that the lengthy arbitral decision has on the law of the sea including the use of historic rights, the definition of islands and rocks and the protection of the marine environment. She will discuss the broader implications of the decision, including for New Zealand.
Joanna Mossop is a senior lecturer at the Law School, Victoria University of Wellington. Her research area is law of the sea. She has written or spoken about maritime security in the Asia-Pacific, whaling in Antarctica, fisheries, biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction, and she recently published The Continental Shelf Beyond 200 Nautical Miles: Rights and Responsibilities (Oxford University Press, 2016). Joanna Mossop is a past Vice-President of the Australia New Zealand Society of International Law and has spoken as an invited expert on law of the sea issues at international meetings, including at the ASEAN Regional Forum.