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NISCSS President Wu Shicun attended international colloquium in Hong Kong

2016-07-16 19:11:29       source:NISCSS

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On 15 July 2016, NISCSS President Wu Shicun attended the Public International Law Colloquium on Maritime Disputes Settlement, which was jointly hosted by the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) and the Chinese Society of International Law (CSIL) at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center. Wu was invited to chair the panel of “The law and practice with respect to archipelago and islands”, and NISCSS senior research fellow Dr. Hong Nong contributed a speech to this panel.


Present at the colloquium were more than two hundred scholars, experts and officials from China (including Hong Kong and Taiwan), the United States, Britain, Germany, the Netherlands, Ireland, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines and the International Court of Justice, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea and the United Nations International Law Commission.


Mr. Tung Chee Hwa, vice chairman of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, delivered a keynote speech. Mr. Li Shishi, president of Chinese Society of International Law, made opening remarks.


The topics of this colloquium included "Territorial sovereignty, maritime entitlement and the application of international law"; "The law and practice with respect to archipelago and islands", "Applicability of compulsory procedures under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: preconditions, limitations and exceptions", and "Historic rights in international law".


Wu was interviewed by over ten Chinese and foreign media, including Xinhua News Agency, China News Agency, CCTV, Phoenix Satellite TV, Ming Pao and Time.

The Department of Treaty and Law and the Department of Boundary and Ocean Affairs of Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs dispatched representatives to the colloquium.