Allocation in Resources in Areas under National Jurisdiction - Chapter 2 - Natural Resources and the Law of the Sea - International Law Institute Series on International Law, Arbitration and Practice, Volume 2
Originally from Natural Resources and the Law of the Sea: Exploration, Allocation, Exploitation of Natural Resources in Areas under National Jurisdiction and Beyond - International Law Institute Series on International Law, Arbitration and Practice, Volume 2
INTRODUCTION TO PANEL 1
MR. SABAHI: Thank you, everyone. We have started the day with a great keynote speech, and now we have our first panel of the day. Before I introduce our moderator, Mr. Lawrence Martin, I would make another logistical announcement, but I apologize for repeating this, but then we had a little bit of problem with our mobile microphone. Anyone who wants to speak to it, please keep it very close to your mouth, because otherwise it’s not going to be announced, and just keep that in mind.
Other than that, let me introduce our moderator for the first panel, Mr. Lawrence Martin. He is a Partner in the Washington, D.C. Office of the International Litigation and Arbitration Department of Foley Hoag LLP. Larry concentrates his practice in international disputes, typically involving foreign sovereign governments and/or their agencies and instrumentalities. Larry represents foreign sovereign interests in proceedings before the world’s leading dispute resolution fora, including the International Court of Justice, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, and the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes. He has particular experience in disputes relating to the Law of the Sea and international environmental cases. Larry also frequently represents foreign sovereigns in litigation before the courts of the United States, reflecting his capabilities at representing clients in high-profile disputes. He has been named one of Washington, D.C.’s top lawyers by Washingtonian Magazine, and ranked in Chambers Global in its listing of the world’s top public international law practitioners. According to Chambers Global 2015, he is exceptional not only in terms of knowledge, experience of the law and organizational and managerial skills, but more importantly, because of his character, attitude, ethics, and advocacy.
Thank you, Larry.
MR. MARTIN: Thank you, Borzu. And thank you everyone at Georgetown and the International Law Institute in putting together this terrific program. It’s really a privilege and a pleasure to sit here today with three such distinguished panelists who I think are easily among the most renowned and well-respected American experts in the Law of the Sea. And I say that a little bit self-consciously, because to be an American expert on the Law of the Sea is always a little bit anxiety-provoking to say, because of course the United States has the dubious distinction of being one of the few States that has yet to ratify the convention.
The subject of this morning’s first panel is “Principles of Allocation of Resources in Areas under National jurisdiction.” And our three panelists are Professor Bernard Oxman, Professor Sean Murphy, and Mr. Paul Reichler.