• Navigational Rights and Freedoms: Global Rules, Regional Norms?

    Pacific Forum Maritime Discussion Series (via Zoom) -- 930-1100 (JST) 26 May 2021

    Navigation and overflight rights and freedoms are vital for a free and open Indo-Pacific. But excessive claims and new restrictions to movements at sea threaten maritime stability and could lead to conflict. Join Atsuko Kanehara (Sophia University) and James Kraska (US Naval War College) for a discussion on this timely topic.


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    Atsuko Kanehara is a Professor of Public International Law at Sophia University. She is also President of the Japanese Society of International Law and Vice President of the Japan Society of Ocean Policy. Professor Kanehara also serves as Councilor of Advisory Council for the National Headquarters for Ocean Policy of Japan, appointed by the Prime Minister. Previously, she was a member of the Board of the Bar Exam of Japan, appointed by the Minister of Justice (2006–2015), an advocate for the Government of Japan in “Southern Bluefin Tuna” Cases, a counsel for the Government of Japan in “Whaling in the Antarctic” Case, Lecturer of Public International Law, Foreign Service Training Institute, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (2002, 2006, 2013-2014,2016). She is also serving as Councilor of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation. She is also a member of the Governing Board of IMO International Maritime Law Institute, and Visiting Lecturer of the IMO International Maritime Law Institute (2007-2011, 2018-present). Professor Kanehara’s previous positions include Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School, Cambridge, USA (1995-1997); the Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea, Utrecht, Netherlands (2009); Leiden University, Faculty of Arts, Japan Studies, Leiden, Netherlands (2008); Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Faculty of Arts, Japan Studies, Leuven, Belgium (2007); Georgetown University Law Center, Washington D. C., USA (2017).


    James Kraska is chair and Charles H. Stockton Professor of International Maritime Law in the Stockton Center for International Law at the Naval War College, the first-established chair at the institution and visiting professor of law and John Harvey Gregory Lecturer on World Organization at Harvard Law School. He has served as visiting professor of law at the College of Law, University of the Philippines, visiting professor of law at Gujarat National Law University, Mary Derrickson McCurdy Visiting Scholar at Duke University Marine Laboratory and fellow-in-residence at the Marine Policy Center, Woods Hole


    Webinar price: Free

    Language: English with Japanese interpretation.
    Format: This event will be recorded. All questions and statements will be on record.
    Co-Sponsors: Pacific Forum

    Moderator: RADM Robert Girrier (USN, Rtd.).

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