Thursday, 7 May 2015

Conference Schedule - 29th June 2015

9.00 Registration Opens/ Refreshments Queen Anne 075 (Council Chamber)

9.30 Welcome, Queen Anne 075 (Council Chamber)

9.45- 11.15 Session I

Sovereignty, Human Rights and Colonialism
Queen Anne 038
Chair: Chris Monaghan

Dr Stephen Allen (Queen Mary, University of London) ‘The Chagos Islanders and the UK/Mauritian Sovereignty Dispute over the BIOT

Dr Ralph Wilde (University College London) ‘Locating the rights of the Chagos Islanders: a case study of the operation of human rights law in colonial territories’

Kinnari Bhatt (University of Greenwich) ‘Who is Chagossian? Indigenous (non) identity in the Chagos context’

Sovereignty, Human Rights and Colonialism
Queen Anne 039
Chair: Professor Steven Haines

Dr Kim Wonhee (Korea Maritime Institute) ‘The Scope and Limitation of the Jurisdiction of International Courts and Tribunals in accordance with UNCLOS’

Dr Irini Papanicolopulu (University of Glasgow)'What is a law of the sea dispute? The significance of jurisdictional findings in the Chagos'

11.15 – 11.30 Refreshments, Queen Anne 075 (Council Chamber)

11.30 - 12.30 (Parallel) Session II

Constitutional Issues I
Queen Anne 038
Chair: Bill Davies

Professor TT Arvind (Newcastle University) ‘Civic ghosts: Subjecthood and the failure of law in the Chagos litigation’

Chris Monaghan (University of Greenwich) ‘Revisiting Lord Mance’s dissent in Bancoult (No.2) – in the 800th year of Magna Carta’

Roundtable Discussion: Political and Legal dimensions to the Chagos Litigation
Queen Anne 039
Chair: Professor Steven Haines

Presenter: David Snoxell (Coordinator of the Chagos Islands (BIOT) All-Party Parliamentary Group and former British High Commissioner to Mauritius (2000-2004) and Deputy Commissioner for the BIOT (1995-1997)) ‘The role of Parliament and litigation in resolving the Chagos tragedy’

Panellists (will include):
Iain Orr, former diplomat at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

12.30 - 13.30 Lunch, Queen Anne 063 (Edinburgh Room)

13.30 - 15.00 (Parallel) Session III

Constitutional Issues II
Queen Anne 038
Chair: Bill Davies

Professor Margit Cohn (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) ‘Executive Supremacy: the Chagos Case and Non-Statutory Executive Powers in a Comparative Context’

Ronan Cormacain (Consultant Legislative Draftsman, Director, Sir William Dale Legislative Drafting Clinic, PhD Candidate at IALS) ‘Legislative Quality and Chagos Island Legislation’

Dr Tom Frost (University of Sussex) and Colin Murray (Newcastle University) ‘The New Jurisprudence of Empire’

The Marine Protected Area and the Permanent Court of Arbitration
Queen Anne 039
Chair: Professor Steven Haines

Professor David Ong (Nottingham Trent University)The Chagos Marine Protected Area (Mauritius v UK) Arbitration: Implications for the International Legal Resolution of the South China Sea Disputes’

Dr Fiammetta Borgia (University of Rome, ‘Tor Vergeta’) ‘The Chagos Archipelago Sovereignty Dispute, Unlawful Marine Protected Area and Its Implications in International Law: From Land Grabbing to Sea Grabbing’

15.00-15.15 Refreshments, Queen Anne 075 (Council Chamber)

15.15-16.15 The Keynote Address: Professor Philippe Sands QC

The Keynote Address: Professor Philippe Sands QC

Queen Anne 075 (Council Chamber)

Professor Philippe Sands QC will be delivering the keynote address. Professor Sands QC currently acts for Mauritius in its proceedings on Chagos, and he represented Mauritius in its recent proceedings against the United Kingdom at the Permanent Court of Arbitration. Professor Sands is a Professor of Law and is the Director of the Centre on International Courts and Tribunals at University College London. He is also a member of Matrix Chambers.

16.15 Close

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