Sasebo Roundtable - Senkaku Developments
Indo-Pacific Maritime Hour (via Zoom) -- 0830 (JST) 30 March 2021
YCAPS will host a discussion with Professor Pete Pedrozo, Howard S. Levie Chair on the Law of Armed Conflict at the US Naval War College. China’s passage of a new Maritime Police Law has presented a new challenge to maritime security in East and Southeast Asia. In addition to proclaiming the Chinese Coast Guard’s right to employ deadly force in areas not granted to China under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, several of the law’s other provisions are problematic and incompatible with the expected standards for responsible powers at sea. Professor Pedrozo will provide his perspective on the most consequential provisions within Beijing’s new law and discuss its alignment, or lack thereof, with existing international legal regimes. He will then take your questions.
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Captain Raul (Pete) Pedrozo, U.S. Navy (Ret.), is the Howard S. Levie Chair on the Law of Armed Conflict and Professor of International Law in the Stockton Center for International Law at the U.S. Naval War College. He was a Peer Reviewer for the International Committee of the Red Cross Commentary of 2017 on the Convention (II) for the Amelioration of the Condition of Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked Members Of the Armed Forces at Sea (1949), and is currently one of two U.S. representatives to the International Group of Experts for the San Remo Manual on the Law Applicable to Armed Conflicts at Sea, produced by the International Institute of Humanitarian Law. Prior to his retirement from the Navy he served as the senior legal advisor to Commander, U.S. Pacific Command and was a Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense. Pedrozo has co-authored several books on maritime law, including International Maritime Security and The Free Sea: The American Fight for Freedom of Navigation, and is the sole author of China versus Vietnam: An Analysis of the Competing Claims in the South China Sea. He is the co-author of the forthcoming Oxford University Press title, Emerging Technology and the Law of the Sea.
Format: This event will be off-the-record.
Moderator: Blake Herzinger
Webinar Cost: Free of charge
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