Luncheon Speech: UNCLOS: An Oil and Gas Treaty - Chapter 5 - 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 LUNCHEON SPEECH
MR. LAIRD: Well, welcome back, everybody. My name is Ian Laird. I’m an Adjunct Professor here at Georgetown University Law Center, and it’s a great pleasure to have all of you today for this wonderful conference. I think we’ve had an excellent morning, and I think it bodes well for a great luncheon speech and continuation in the afternoon.
It is my distinct pleasure to have the honor of introducing our luncheon speaker, Professor Tulio Treves, is currently the Senior Public International Law Consultant in the Milan Office of Curtis Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle. He has been a professor for many years at Milan University, actually since 1980, up until 2012, and is continuing his work in legal diplomacy. In particular, he’s been, in the past, part of the Italian Delegation to the Third UN Conference on the Law of the Sea. He was a legal advisor there to the Italian permanent mission to the UN in New York. Previously, from 1999 to 2011, he served as a Judge of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in Hamburg. He practices as an arbitrator, he’s counsel in ICJ cases, and other types of dispute resolution. He’s a member of the Institut de Droit International, and of the Curatorium of The Hague Academy of International Law. I think we have a great privilege here today to have somebody of the experience and background of Professor Treves, and I’d like to ask all of you to welcome him to the stage to hear his remarks and his comments in his speech titled, “UNCLOS, an Oil and Gas Treaty.”
LUNCHEON SPEECH BY PROFESSOR TREVES: UNCLOS: AN OIL AND GAS TREATY
PROF. TREVES: Thank you very much for this very kind introduction, and I wish to say how honored and pleased I am to be at this wonderful meeting where so many great experts on the Law of the Sea, old friends, new experts, and future authorities on the Law of the Sea are present.
I wish to thank the organizers and, in particular, Borzu, who invited me to this wonderful place and wonderful room and occasion for exchanging views on the new facets of this ever-changing subject, namely the Law of the Sea.